*Gasps* Who would do such a thing? Anyways, in the movie we see a glimmer of the same treatment but in a more lighthearted way. Kat Stratford is a hard- headed, independent feminist just like Katherine in the play. However, in the movie Kat is more aggressive towards the sexism yet generally more chill than Katherina in the play. Katherine was just angry at everything, if a chair looked at her wrong.. oh boy watch out but, Kat was more angry at men and the inequality of standards for women.
For instance, Lawrence comments “the greatest triumph a woman can have, especially an American woman, is the triumph of seducing a man, especially if he is pure,” (Lawrence). Clearly, Lawrence has a negative tone towards women because he is denouncing women and labeling them as being corrupt and provocative. Lawrence ridicules Hester Prynne through this quote because he is saying that her glory was gained through adultery. He mocks the book because it invokes the idea that women will only be successful through corruption. Next, Lawrence says “Hester Prynne is the great nemesis of women,” (Lawrence).
In conclusion, William Shakespeare presents the theme of power in both Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra and discusses the impact of sexuality has on power dynamics in the plays. We learn as readers that in both plays, power can be dangerous and damage those who become accustomed to using it – and more often than less, they abuse the virtue. Power can lead to greed and disillusion those who become vindictive enough to try and control it. However, what many of the characters fail to recognise in both Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra is, you cannot control power, it
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There are many initiates the dilemma that causes the struggle he has with love and lust that influenced in his character plays. Mostly, Shakespeare considers women as symbols of lust since women’s beauty seduces men and makes them act in response to the desires that are contributed inside of them which corrupt the spirit. In Hamlet book, Shakespeare described that Hamlet became upset with his mother because she became the Claudius’s lovers, who were his father’s murderer. Therefore, Hamlet blamed all women and categorizes them as “Breeders of sinners”. As the writer
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Dramatic Irony is a literary device used in this play to clearly state one’s characters actions or words but they aren 't clear to the character or other characters. This literary device plays a big part in this play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, it helps set the plot. This device is used to build a suspense and mystery throughout the play.this brings the attention from the reader to the ignorant actions and words the characters display. In the story it tells you how Don John tried to keep Hero and Claudio from marrying. The audience knew that Hero was a maid and still pure, but Claudio was gullible enough to believe it.this shows the irony of how the characters didn 't know what the reader or audience knew.