People are powerful through their courage and confidence. A simple statement that can be interpreted differently when it comes to certain situations. However, for William Shakespeare, he had no problem presenting a great deal of strength for two women characters that are not displayed as long as their everlasting power. In the play Julius Caesar, despite the characters being mentioned intermittently, Calpurnia and Portia are both seen as empowering figures because they’re an impact on other men as well as the strength they withhold in themselves. Calpurnia is well known as the wife of Caesar, a man whom is soon to take the throne with many targets on his back.
There are numerous past and present women who have been great leaders in our country, as well as many strong women that rule foreign countries. Eleanor Roosevelt was a great leader of the past. She was married to former president Franklin D. Roosevelt. The main reason Roosevelt was such a great leader back in her day was because she took over most of her husband’s duties as president when he had polio attack and was not able to accomplish his duties. Eleanor was very involved in the political world.
The campaign is an important part in the race to the White House, and the involvement of the first lady is a huge part of it. Today, the first lady has to campaign nearly as extensively as her husband, for the position (Diller and Robertson 145). The first lady is more than the wife to the President. She is a woman of poise, elegance and influence stemming from the creation of her own image - seen through the eyes of the American
' 'England, they thought had never seen a queen more worthy of the throne than Margaret of Anjou." Someone said of her that "No women equaled her in beauty and few men surpassed her in courage and energy. ' ' Margaret of Anjou was a cunning character that fought feuding foe for her king and husband. She proved that even though she grew up in a war torn kingdom you may still become a queen with the courage of an undefeated warrior. Though she is extolled little in history, she should have been known for her fight as daring queen, and for her love as caring mother.
Submissive Women Women, for the longest time, have been under men in the social hierarchy, society, and in politics. Even now, it is thought that women are under men in certain circumstances, but in the 19th century it was very different from now. “The Birthmark” shows a good example of how women were thought of back then. Georgiana, wife to Aylmer, is that example. Based on 19th century standards, Georgiana is the exemplar of a successful wife, based on her obsequiousness.
The inscription on Matilda 's tomb at Rouen, France, reads: "Here lies Henry 's daughter, wife and mother; great by birth, greater by marriage, but greatest in motherhood." Matilda the Daughter- Great by Birth This quote above is fact all true though still debated. Matilda (also known as Maud) was the only daughter of Henry I of England. Her mother was Queen Matilda and she was the older sister to William the Atheling, heir to the English and Norman thrones. Although there are whispers of how legitimate Henry I claim for the throne is, one such that he killed his brother for it, there is no dispute that he now has it and is the king of England and Duke of Normandy.
These acts of hers characterized her reign and her attempt to keep her kingdom as an ally of Rome. But if you were to forget about her negatives and her ways with the Romans, you will find that Cleopatra was a clever, intelligent, and well educated ruler with a clear vision. Cleopatra used her charm, intelligence and sexuality to lure in both Caesar and Antony, even though they were both married to other women. She gave children to each man, and in Caesar 's case, his only son. She used every
After the victory at Orleans, Joan was nicknamed “The Maid of Orleans”. She became a very well known leader, even though Charles still did not have full trust in her after her victory in overtaking the English army. After her success she continued to push Charles to hurry to Reims to be crowned. He and his advisors did not want to rush anything so they took their time on getting there and getting crowned. They finally entered Reims on July 18, 1429 and Charles was crowned Charles VII with Joan at his side.
Mary Tudor was born on February 18, 1516, to King Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. She was the only surviving child of Henry and Katherine, as well as the eldest child of Henry VIII. After her parents divorced, there were a lot of legal issues concerning the legitimacy of Mary’s claim to the throne, and she did not become Queen for quite some time. At first, Mary was a good, kind queen, and the people were glad to be under her rule. Mary Tudor was a ruthless queen that lived in fear and let it control her as well as drive her motives and actions.
In the 1900’s, life started to change for women; they started to gain a higher position in society, they were able to demand more rights and they started thinking and acting freely and independently. Although the process towards women’s rights was challenging, it’s value to the future generations is clearly seen through the great amount of legislation passed throughout the years. Since the attempt at furthering equality among the genders, the biggest achievement was the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The fight for gender equality however was not achieved easily. There were a series of campaigns, propaganda, and conventions that took place in this struggle; starting off by the famous Seneca Falls Convention, the fight for women’s rights began.