I do wonder if Macbeth has any sense of morality left within him. To what extent is he willing to go in order to ensure that his life and position as king is secured? If I had possibly sided with Macbeth would we both live our lives happily? No, he would’ve killed either Fleance or me when we are to ourselves. He had believed in his own prophesized fate, so it’d be foolish to think that he’d over look what the witches had prophesized about me.
Well Lady Macbeth, who is dead set on having absolute power, disagrees with that. She convinces Macbeth to kill, to cover up the murders, and tries to convince him that these murders will get them to the top. Lady Macbeth calls upon the witches and states, “unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty” (Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 lines 31 and 31). This shows that while in the pursuit of power, Lady Macbeth wanted it so much that she asked the witches to “unsex” her and make her more like man. But along with that you see the theme of gender roles are uncertain which ties into Lady Macbeth leading Macbeth in this pursuit of power, also giving him the ambition that she wants him to
This is Queen Genevieve telling Alyss that she has a very powerful imagination and skill to be a great queen. Also showing how the queen trusts Alyss to be the next queen. She is loved by most but especially her father, in the book Beddor quotes “Even
Charlotte, Tiana’s best friend, is shown as a young girl with the more “traditional” views of being a female. She demonstrates her acceptance that a man is necessary for a woman to live happily ever after. Her main focus seems to be on winning over the prince. She states that “her prince is finally coming” as if that’s all she wants in life. Naveen is introduced as a handsome young prince that young women find irresistible as soon as he arrives.
The two women have been blessed with physical beauty, In the first sentence of “The Necklace” the author states “She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans.” (Guy de Maupassant 1). this is stating
One evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ “Go to Rabia Balkhi,” the guard said. A young woman pushed forward, said she had already been there. They had no clean water, she said, no oxygen, no medications, no electricity. “There is nothing there.” “That’s where you go,” the guard said”(p. 306). The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to.
The ultimate loss of identity is evident through the loss of name for handmaids shown as “My name isn't Offred, I have another name, which nobody uses now because it's forbidden. I tell myself it doesn't matter, your name is like your telephone number, useful only to others; but what I tell myself is wrong, it does matter.” Their unique individual names are replaced with OF followed by the first name of the commander they work for. This shows that handmaids are seen as a possessive item of the commander. Throughout the text, we are given the ultimate loss of identity as we are never told Offred’s real name which demolishes her individuality. As Offred deserted a bland meal, she hurried home to Commander Warren’s home.
When she mentions how crude she was to her husband’s we can see the similarities between her and the old woman, for in her tale when the old woman is in bed with the knight she teases him by saying, “Does every knight behave thus with his wife as you do?” (The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Line 1088). The old woman begs the question of her husband that if he had the choice, “to have me ugly and old until I die, and to be to you a true, humble wife, and never displease you in all my life, or else you will have me young and fair, and take your chances of the crowd” she tells him to choose and he says to choose whichever shall be most pleasing to her (The Wife of Bath’s Tale
32) and didn’t give any significance to her allegations. In addition to that, when it was finally known that Clytemnestra was right she defended herself saying “I was laughed at.” (pg. 32) even though being right, but she is instantly shut down by herald who defies her, the queen: “Are such words necessary? A Queen boasting so strangely…” (pg. 33).