During the Elizabethan Era, which covers up the late 16th century in England, the right of women was not a priority, considered to be only a trivial matter. Women had a very limited chance of proper education, much less a job, and only a few legal rights. Naturally, women had to rely on men for financial support and was oftentimes ignored in the society. This suppressed women against acting by her own will, as an independent individual. Shakespeare too views women as ignorable individuals whose fate is defined by men and who are incapable of acting independently.
Katherine and Bianca are opposites at the beginning of Taming of the Shrew. Petruchio and Katherine are very similar. Lucentio is overcome by love and is willing to debase his station in order to achieve it, like many other women and men in Shakespeare's plays. Despite the confining gender expectations and roles of his time, Shakespeare was aware and interested in what people of different genders could have in common. Shakespeare uses the differences and similarities in personality traits throughout Taming of the Shrew and the rest of his works to prove that men and women can have very similar and varying personalities.
Her role is in total contrast to the role of women in Elizabethan England. Women, so the social norm, belonged to the husband and therefore worked “behind the doors”; their business was domestic. The public image of women and men was that men were in the public and women in the private part of life . Also, the roles of women in Shakespearian plays are usually no exact portrayal to the role of women in Elizabethan England. In the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century, all female roles on stage were played by men.
It’s no surprise, that Shakespeare’s Macbeth was clearly constructed as a rebellion against femininity roles of the time. During the Elizabethan era, women were raised to believe they were inferior to men since men obtained desired masculine qualities such as strength, and loyalty, whereas women were viewed as figures of hospitality (1; 6; 28-31). Obviously, not being tempted by the luxury of subservient women, William Shakespeare rebuked this twisted belief, applying that women deserve more respect than their kitchen tables. However, if transcending female expectations was used as a weapon than for good, is it still considered an act of femininity? Of course not!
Shakespeare's Othello is set during the Renaissance period and therefore the roles of the women in Othello are supposedly bounded by the period when women are considered to be of low intellect. In Othello, most male characters assume that women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why all three women characters in the play are accused of sexual infidelity. Yet Shakespeare develops the women to speak the most sense throughout the play and able to trust other characters in the play. To the men in Othello, female sexuality is a threatening force more than it is an attractive one. Shakespeare cheapens Othello by lowering his standard with impertinent language.
Since Juliet can't leave her home without a male guard or anyone by her side, she has Romeo and the nurse to help her . Romeo is like most guys now because no matter how much their families don’t get along his still aspires to marry Juliet with or without her parents blessings. Most guys now do not ask for a blessing and honestly do not care if he’s hated by the family he will still go along and marry. Romeo is a good character that could relate to today’s audience. The character Romeo in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the most realistic character because people can relate to the way he speaks and the things he says and does to Juliet.
There's no coming back or questions asked because they won't tell you. Everyone always thought the witches were weird because they were woman's that look like men. But it was Macbeth that choice to go down that pathway. The prophecies was never true in the first place. The witches just wanted the king to be dead without there hands getting
However, there is a great difference from then and now in the way in which women are able to pursue their own interests and goals. In Shakespeare’s time, women were not even allowed to act in his famous plays. Instead, these roles would be taken on by boys,
The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare explore an abundance of encounter to the rigidity of gender representation. Throughout many of his plays, Shakespeare depict gender role as not being a stereotype and the gender did not define who or how they act. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth both display traits that are not the way how a male and female should act. Shakespeare proves that not all men can kill easily and how female aren’t fragile and innocent like they look. When the three witches first appearance they wasn’t acting like women suppose to act or look even like a woman should be.
In the Shakespearean era, women were considered weak and needed the protection of men. They only performed what their roles were considered at the time and both genders had entirely separate roles. Females in the play had assigned tasks, unlike the film. Woman’s objectives are presented differently in the movie than the play. Viola, in the film, hides her identity to gain gender equality.