Cleopatra and Joan of Arc are two of the most powerful and influential women to ever have lived. Although each one led for their own purposes, and in their own style, the consequences of their actions still have ripples in today’s world. Whether it be because of Cleopatra’s beauty or ruthlessness, or Joan of Arc’s faith and purity both women are considered iconic figures in the global community. Throughout time both Joan of Arc and Cleopatra have been documented as extremely influential characters in history. Cleopatra and Joan of Arc were iconic in different ways, for different reasons but it is undeniable that without them, the world wouldn’t be as it is today.
Charles VII, in fear of being in association with an accused heretic and witch, made no attempt to negotiate Joan’s release. After a year in captivity, Joan of Arc signed a confession denying the existence of her divine guidance. Several days later, the voices of the saints were unhappy
Joan Of Arc (also known as The Maid of Orléans) Joan Of Arc was born on the 6th of January 1412, in Domremy, France. She had three brothers along with her one sister, her father (Jacques d’ Arc) and his wife, (Isabelle, also known as Romée) they all lived together on a farm. Her parents were farmers of rented land. Joan was taught important skills from her mother. Rarely leaving the family farm due to her responsibilities Joan took care of the farm animals and became a skilled seamstress.
During the Middle Ages, a time period when strict gender roles heavily restricted the powers of women, it was unheard of for a woman to lead men into battle and nearly impossible for one to influence the outcome of a war (Cawthon). However, Joan of Arc bucked the trend, and despite growing up as a peasant, she played an integral role in securing France 's victory during the Hundred Years’ War. Her unlikely rise and untimely fall occured because of religion and how it influenced her decisions as well as those of the people around her, largely due to the prominence of Christianity in politics during the Middle Ages. At the time of Joan’s birth in 1412 (Robin 191), the Hundred Years’ War was well underway. The war began in 1337 after Charles IV, the king of France, died without producing a male heir and many questioned who would become France’s next leader.
Joan of Arc’s trial was extremely fake and unjust. The unfortunate story of Joan of Arc started before her trial and conviction. During her lifetime, France was deep in war with England, with everyone believing God was on the French side. Through their fighting, England’s goal was to prove that God was on the English side. When
“She is not even a respectable woman. She does not wear women's clothes. She is dressed like a soldier, and rides round the country with soldiers.” She is Joan of the arc as described by the archbishop from the iconic play Saint Joan, a play written in the 1920s. At the time when the story was written, it wasn’t the best era for women. It was still the post-suffrage movement.
She also gave a gift to an Apache girl in return. Moreover, Angie is represented as a strong woman capable of fighting and defending herself. For example, she has killed one of the Cochise warrior who attacked her. However, she “has no wish to fight [Cochise] people” (L’Amour 446). She wants to live on her own as well as to let them live on their ways.
There is a woman who breathed the spirit of what it means to jump hurdles, leap fences, and penetrate the walls built on unstable ground. A woman who secreets the title of phenomenal woman and placed the weight of the world on her back so that no one could ever tell her that her strength was a made up reality. There are few people of this generation that can inspire on a platform that was never built for their voice, even fewer in the generation of the late Maya Angelou who had more than just a few let her know that her voice was not wanted. I suppose though, you could say that you can never dampen the light of someone who had to light the way for herself since the day she was born. Although some may say that memorials are only made for those
The epic poem of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is remembered by audiences around the world for the way Sir Gawain carried himself with exceptional courage and how courteous of an individual he was. Gawain showed acts of courageousness as King Arthur’s court was visited by the uninvited Green Knight and decided to complete the task which was a blow for a blow in one year’s time. Gawain used tremendous amounts of courtesy when he was the only one to volunteer out of King Arthur’s court to agree to the task given by the Green Knight. We know this because Gawain exclaims, “Such a foolish affair is unfitting for a king, so; being first to come forward,
She has received numerous amounts of awards one including being the Dame of the British Empire. Jane Goodall also has an institution which helps teach and fundraise money for the awareness of chimpanzees. To conclude, Jane Goodall is someone in my eyes that is per say a superstar. She truly has made a difference in the study of animals and in changing the environment. Many can not do her job because it is time consuming and stressful but to see that a woman is doing it all makes me believe that I too can do it.