Lady Macbeth’s signs of guilt first surface in Act 3 Scene 2, where her sanity begins to deteriorate. Thinking out loud she says, “Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content.” All the trouble they went through to get what they wanted was a waste because it cost them their peace of mind. Fear and anxiety are taking over Lady Macbeth to the point of bringing out the humility from deep within her as she refers to her husband as “my lord.” Earlier she spoke at Macbeth and challenged his manliness. Thriving in confidence and power she saw him as nothing but a tool to get what she wants, but now that she’s seen a little blood and had a few nightmares, it has literally brought out the respect in her. She also asks him, “What’s to be done” which forces the audience to wonder where “mastermind Lady Macbeth” has gone!
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).
The way that the narrator introduces her, it makes it clear that women are tangential to the real world. The only reason Marlow goes to his aunt is because all other channels has failed, it is evident that she is his last resort, and he is surprised that she actually helps. This clearly brings readers up to reality, making them realize that in that society, women are definitely treated as unequal to men. Readers can see that he refers to her disrespectfully “Then -- would you believe it? -- I tried the women.
On the other hand, the whole think is not about pure love. It is about Gatsby’s greed. Daisy was his “object of desire” (Julian Cowley 81). The author emphasized that making love or kissing is not enough for Jay Gatsby he needs to make her own. “‘Your wife doesn’t love you, said Gatsby.
Hermia rashly enters act one in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by defying Theseus’ advice to submit to her father’s wishes. At first glance, she appears irritating and imprudent because she challenges those who have authority over her and does not recognize the consequences of her actions. Hermia especially appears selfish because she functions without regarding how other people may feel when she bluntly states her desires. When observing Hermia at a surface level, it appears that she does not exhibit many pleasing characteristics. Yet when analyzing her actions deeper, one discovers that Hermia is a strong character who displays honorable and respectable traits.
1 / 2 GENDER AND SEX In the 21st century, the words gender and sex have a fine line of difference between them. Though the words might look same but one is used to depict the social status and the other one is used to depict the biological status. Where 'Sex' talks more basically about the physical traits, 'Gender' carries a social tone. We have things decided for us even before we are born. Our food choice, clothes, school, name, career, etc.
The two adults kept emphasizing that he was wealthy and people will be jealous of their relationship. Lady Capulet neglected to care that Juliet wanted true love, instead of money. Another example is when Juliet decalred to her mother, “That I must wed, tell my lord father, madam I will not marry yet. And when I do, I shall marry Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris” (Shakespeare 3.5.118-124). When Juliet said this, she was obviously weary of the fact that the Capulet’s didn’t think of her as a
Mr. Darcy had assumed that Jane was not worthy of Bingley due to her social class and embarrassing family. He claimed that he thought she did not love him the way that Bingley loved her, and it caused them to split. Fortunately, this did not affect Bingley and Jane’s relationship, as he proposed to her later. Lastly, Lady Catherine’s pompous and arrogant attitude towards Elizabeth when she found out that she and Darcy were connected in some way caused the couple to get married. All things considered, social class in Pride and Prejudice played a big role in how the plot progressed and determined the resolution of the
Naturally, if the speaker of the poem was completely in love with a woman and tormented by this feeling, but refused to tell her anything, it would traditionally be looked at as obsessive to a certain extent. However, in the context of the Middle Ages, the act of sacrificing one’s own happiness for something bigger was thought of as a heroic act. This is reinforced when he concludes with, “She can retain me, if that’s what she wants. Cercamon says: a man will hardly belong in court if he despairs of love” (Medieval 2, pg. 2).
In Hamlet, Queen Gertrude marries King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. In a way, Hamlet does feel betrayed by his mother’s marriage to her recently deceased husband’s brother. He feels as if she did not love his father, for if she did, she would have grieved longer. Through Hamlet and Queen Gertrude’s relationship and interactions, Shakespeare shows how even those closest to one can feel betrayed by actions and decisions that do not directly involve them. However, whether purposeful or not, Shakespeare does only portray familial betrayal.