Cleopatra lost her kingdom at least twice, almost three times, but yet she battled through it and kept getting it back. Cleopatra’s ambition made her a great ancient leader and female leader, “Even at a time when female rulers were no rarity, Cleopatra stood out, the sole woman of her world to rule alone” (Schiff). Ambition made Cleopatra stand out as a leader, and she helped get the ball rolling on the trend of
This is all because she learned to manage an Empire by examples of her father. However, the advisers of the young Ptolemy did not want the woman was the head of the Empire and enlisted the help of the people of Alexandria. Thus, CleopatraVII was forced to leave Egypt for a while. (Who was the real CleopatraVII? n.d.) “Partly, she is remembered because of the glamour and tragedy of her life but she is also significant as a woman who exercised considerable power and influence in a male-dominated, patriarchal world whose chief goal was not power for her own
Selina Meyer runs for president of the United States. She is a relatable woman who has her moments of pure embarrassment, just like any other person would. She may look foolish at times, but she never lets that get her down. Erin Brockovich is one of the boldest women to live by leading people and by serving justice to those who rightfully deserve it. These people were suffering, they felt they had no voice and was hopeless.
Why do we remember the name Mata Hari, but we do not know really who she was or what she did? According to Tammy M. Proctor, “Mata Hari captured the public imagination precisely because her invented self – a mysterious, ‘foreign,’ and erotic being – fit perfectly the sexualized myth of women spies constructed in the years before and during the war (82). Mata Hari was a normal women who tried by any mean to become an independent person, in a society where women were not yet equal to men, and she succeeded, even though in the end it was her fame who brought her death. Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle in 1876 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, is one of the best known women of the First World War (Proctor 83). Her life started with an extravagant childhood, her father, a Dutch hatter, being rich at that time.
' 'England, they thought had never seen a queen more worthy of the throne than Margaret of Anjou." Someone said of her that "No women equaled her in beauty and few men surpassed her in courage and energy. ' ' Margaret of Anjou was a cunning character that fought feuding foe for her king and husband. She proved that even though she grew up in a war torn kingdom you may still become a queen with the courage of an undefeated warrior. Though she is extolled little in history, she should have been known for her fight as daring queen, and for her love as caring mother.
Even though most people didn't like Queen Elizabeth I since she made her own decisions, She was the most powerful ruler of her time period because she chose to live a life on own her terms and she was able to maintain an entire country without a king. She may have been known has the ´Virgin Queen’ but she wasn't as innocent like everyone thought. ¨Elizabeth became queen in year 1558¨(“ Queen Elizabeth 1: Biography, facts, portraits and information¨), taking her sisters Mary place. She inherited a bankrupt nation, torn by religion, and a weakened pawn between the great powers of France and Spain. Her sense of duty was so admirable, it came at a great personal cost though.
Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential and celebrated female artist who liked to live in constant form of self expression. With her tremulous personal life and endless sufferings which started from her childhood in the form of polio and then a bus accident along with a troubled relationship with her husband Diego Rivera served as the most significant experience in her life. SELF EXPRESSION AND FEMINISM How Frida was ahead of her time, way before selfies became all the rage she saw the potential of depicting oneself. She revolutionized the much exploited self portrait division of art with her brutally honest self portraits, but unlike the modern day selfies Frida’s self portraits had more originality in them and she did not flinch away from portraying her flaws and breaking conventional beauty standards. She painted herself with a profound unibrow and upper lip hair, adorning her Tehuana women attire with heavy accessories and long skirts her look complete with neatly braided hair decorated with flowers Frida herself was a sight to behold much like her paintings.
As the daughter of one of the most renowned Feminist of the nineteenth century, Shelley illustrates the various women in the novel with idealized characteristics. The characterization of Elizabeth depicts the ideal woman that most feminists encouraged all women to become. One of the most important traits that Shelley integrates into Elizabeth’s character is the ability to demonstrate intelligence over a man. During Justine’s trial, Frankenstein contemplated many times, confessing of his crime, however, he was concerned about his image and convinced himself that it would not significantly help Justine’s case. “A thousand times rather would I have confessed myself guilty...but I was absent when it was committed, and such a declaration...would
Most histories contain mainly the names of men who are important actors in events. Thus, women who are 'named ' in histories have to be far more influential than the men around them. Joan of Arc is important, then, for one reason being she was a woman who made a difference. We can see how sexism in that society operated, as well, while reading the story of her life after she worked so hard for her cause and was captured and believed 'possessed '. Eventually put to death because of 'demons ' rather than realizing/recognizing the possibility she may actually have had innate leadership
Women have always played a critical role in the history of many great countries such as America. However, their role has always been overshadowed by male chauvinism and this has blinded the society making it fail to see the achievements and contributions of women to the society and to the nation. The essay below focuses on how women have been able to influence the American history positively by changing how things are done and changing the perception of the community on what women can achieve. The essay below has also focused on specific areas in which women have excelled in and how they have changed the history of America. Women such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama fully redefined the role of a first lady in America.
Although women haven’t usually been in a position of power but woman have done great things throughout history even though people might haven’t even noticed what they have done until Empress Theodora and Queen Elizabeth changed it forever by doing something very important Empress Theodora was one who impacted her empire by doing something very important. One way she impacted her empire was when she made the speech for justinin not too leave. That impacted them because when she made the speech justinian stayed to fight and they won(Almanac p27). It was important for him to stay because if he wouldn’t have stayed the whole empire would have been gone(Almanac p27). Another way was when she got married with justinian because when they
I’ve been called intimidating, an over-achiever, a feminist, etc. When I read this book about Dona Gracia it made me feel slightly better about myself. It made me reminded that a woman can be an overachiever; a woman can be “intimidating” which simply means that they are strong; a woman can fight for their rights and be the boss. I think this whole book was something significant that impressed me and is important. This woman was born into a time where women were not at all equal with men.