Despite having faced many family problems, she was able to accomplish great things including the reestablishment of Protestantism and the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth ruled England without a husband and did it just as well as any man could have. Thus, Queen Elizabeth I was one of the greatest rulers England has ever known. To begin, Elizabeth was born to King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Because of King Henry’s obsession with having a son, he was furious when Anne gave birth to a girl and accused her of adultery and incest.
She became an image known for her ambitious nature. Her thirst for power and disregard for life was shocking to the audience, and her husband as well. The moment she learns of the prophecies, she decides to stand behind Macbeth and see him to the throne. She is immediately set on her quest for more power. As it reads “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be/ What thou art promised” (1.5.13-14).This moment is very important because it is the turning point where she decides that she might have to kill to fulfill her quest for royalty.
She herself was initially unsure about succeeding to the throne. But after her half-sister's death in November 1558 she did. The image of Elizabeth's reign is one of triumph and success though it also faced its share of wars. Her popularity and respect was boundless and she was often addressed as 'Gloriana', 'Good Queen Bess' and 'The Virgin Queen'. She was very well-educated (fluent in six languages) and she is known for her intelligence, shrewdness and determination.
The English Queen Elizabeth’s reign was full of challenges. Not only did she have to unify a religiously divided kingdom, but she also had to protect herself from the assassination attempts encouraged by the Pope. The Spanish Armada undertook such an attempt in 1588. She recruited an army full of people against her because she was a woman, she was illegitimate, she was protestant and she was not married. However, she needed them to protect her and her protestant realm.
In addition, Antigone has her own struggle, faceing her uncle King Creon, by herself. Moreover, Antigone was declared the death penalty, on behalf of giving her brother funeral honors. This is a very unruly move, because her brother is considered a traitor to the king and people, which ultimately means he shall not be buried. However, it shows King Creon that Antigone would do anything to modify the law, as well as risking herself, just so her brother has a proper funeral. To emphasize, Antigone responds to King Creon, “ If I die young, I say I’d gain something” (Sophocles 20).
In addition, Antigone has her own struggle, faceing her uncle King Creon, by herself. Moreover, Antigone was declared the death penalty, on behalf of giving her brother funeral honors. This is a very unruly move, because her brother is considered a traitor to the king and people, which ultimately means he shall not be buried. However, it shows King Creon that Antigone would do anything to modify the law, as well as taking her own life, just so her brother has a proper funeral. To emphasize, Antigone responds to King Creon, “ If I die young, I say I’d gain something” (Sophocles 20).
The Tudors is a historical fiction show about the rule of Henry the 8th and his six wives. Whenever Henry decided that he did not love his current wife and no longer wanted to be married to her, he would blame others for their failing marriage and unhappiness. For instance, Henry was madly in love with his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However, when she miscarried their son and the child turned out to be deformed, he decided to blame her for their deteriorating marriage, and their malformed, miscarried son. He even put some of the blame on God by claiming God was punishing him for getting a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
If women’s husband were to die, they certainly must not remarry and instead remain celibate. This attitude is reflected in The Duchess of Malfi, where the protagonist’s brothers shame her for expressing her desire to remarry after her husband dies. Even so, she possesses an extraordinary amount of power in the play that was prodigiously radical during the Renaissance era. Meanwhile, Shakespeare wrote Richard III which, for a play completely dominated by its titular character, has, in my opinion, some outstanding female characters that convey authority over him, however, as I will explain later on in my argument, many critics disagree with this. Throughout this essay, I will aim to express the argument that female power is represented positively in both Richard III and The Duchess of Malfi, despite their male counterparts,
Abigail also wanted to run away with John because Predilection,love,and to start a new life with him but john didn 't want that. Next, Abigail also was not a very good christian because she is constantly lying to everybody that she comes in contact with. Sometimes I understand lying though from abigail because it is a natural human reaction because we will do anything to stay alive. Then she takes it to far because she made over five-hundred people hang and I think that she realized that. Abigail was known to be a good christian because if she wasn 't someone would tell the judges and then they would put an end Immaculate,to this because then they would know that the girls were faking it.
The men would think that they are still stronger than the women when in actuality they are already equal. Women have been taking advantage of this opportunity to slowly gain power on men. The scene where the other ruler is trying to serve all of Matabagka’s wishes is a great allegory that the conflict between men and women before has now reversed today but Matabagka is not yet content with this. Besides having all of her requests granted, she still wants the power of Ipo-Ipo and Bagyo and when she got it, tragedy happened. Her mom died and her whole kingdom was in chaos.