Women in today’s society of often contemned because of adulterous acts. In the novel, Hester was also treated the same. The Scarlet Letter shows how other women feel about Hester and her sin by stating: “This woman has brought shame to all of us, and she ought to die” (1). Puritan women in the novel saw adultery as a terrible sin, just as women today shame others who have committed the act. Now, women will turn against an adulterous friend, just as the women in Boston did
The new king was even too lazy to cover his own lies and protect himself, which causes much heartbreak in the end. The king kills his new wife because he was too lazy to kill young Hamlet himself(Act 5, scene 2, line 316). The king tried to get Laertes to kill Hamlet to protect himself. As a backup plan, he mixes a poison in hopes that Hamlet would drink it.
Benedick is convinced that women are unfaithful. In the play there have been several moments referring to women being unfaithful. In a conversation with Claudio Benedick expresses his distrust for women, “Is ’t come to this? In faith, hath not the world one man but he will wear his cap with suspicion? Shall I never see a bachelor of three-score again?
Lady Macbeth persuades and manipulates Macbeth by pointing out his insecurities successfully and pressuring him into murdering the king. Along with this, Lady Macbeth also questions Macbeth’s manhood and masculinity when he does not want to carry out the plan when she says “When you durst do it, then you were a man;//And to be more than what you were, you would//Be so much more the man” (Shakespeare 1.7.49-51). By saying these things, Lady Macbeth persuades her husband to believe that murdering the king will be his redemption from being a
Hamlet is madness is started by love but is infused with jealousy. Hamlet comes up with a plan to see if King Claudius really did kill his father, so he gets actors to re-enact how King Claudius killed his father. Hamlet turns out to be very jealous of the actors because they are showing fake emotions, when he is really is feeling depressed and very emotional. O, reform it altogether!/ And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,/
Aylmer is to blame for Georgiana’s death by showing her how much he hated the birthmark and by eventually making her hate it herself, causing her to allow him to remove it. Georgiana loved Aylmer so much she was willing to change the way she looks to make him happy. She saw how disgusted he was with her and she couldn’t take it. “Pray do not look at it again.
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
His girlfriend, Ophelia, betrays his trust by allowing Polonius to spy on their private conversation, Hamlet figures this out and begins to treat her by using extremely sexual and rude language with her. Next, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern spy on Hamlet and attempt to deliver a letter ordering his death. Hamlet notices there deceptive behaviour and ends up having them executed by pirates. Additionally, Hamlet’s mother married his uncle Claudius for the sole purpose of remaining queen, she also gets past the sudden death of her husband very quickly, this angers Hamlet, he feels as if she betrayed the family. Hamlet beings to treat Gertrude very poorly, explain his emotion while being very rude and hurtful toward her.
Iago’s hatred of Othello stems from the rumor that Othello bedded his wife Emilia and was fueled by Othello’s choice to promote Cassio, the inexperienced soldier. The story begins with Iago manipulating Desdemona’s (Othello’s wife) father. Convincing him that Othello used witchcraft to win over Desdemona. When that plan fails, another is hatched as Iago plans to use a small gesture against Cassio. He will succeed in convincing Othello that his wife was unfaithful.
With this in mind, if a man couldn’t do something a woman can, he was a disgrace; Lady Macbeth is taunting Macbeth with the gender gap, which makes him want to prove he’s more masculine and can keep it together. Even though, Lady Macbeth is viewed as a manipulative character, towards the end, she changes and shows signs of remorse/regret, which is not like her character. Lady Macbeth begins to feel remorseful because she has made an outright killing machine out of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth starts to ask herself “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?
Throughout Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, the audience is aware of Iago’s questionable character. The Moor’s ancient deceives the other characters by spreading rumors and appearing to be trustworthy. Discuss the false reputation and honor that Iago uses to further himself. In Act II Scene III, Othello listens as Iago is beginning to explain who started the fight.
Although Othello has risen to power in a society where he is an outsider, he still believes he may be inferior because of it. His inability to disprove this belief in his marriage leads to his tragic downfall. After Shakespeare has first introduced the audience to the newlyweds, he immediately sends them off to challenges at Cyprus. Along with their own physical differences, they now lack the time to find a common ground of interests. This is the first crack in the foundation of Othello and Desdemona’s love.
Lady Macbeth and Iago Portrait Rationale What major theme from “Macbeth” does your portrait represent, creatively and academically, in relation to characterization and archetypes? CI- Power is seductive and ambitions for sovereignty force individuals into formulating deceptive transgressions and sinister decisions, which precipitates downfall, despair, guilt and insanity. In the Shakespearean play, “Macbeth”, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a deceptive and corruptible entity, who is ambitious and repudiates to conform to stringently patriarchal society.