Female develops and reveals a sexist environment in ancient Thebes. At the beginning of the play, Ismene is already showing how worthless she feels. She says to Antigone, “O, think, Antigone; we are women; it is not for us to fight against men” (428). This quote emphasizes that Ismene feels completely paralyzed and invisible. Antigone, on the other hand, is the complete opposite in temperament.
For instance When Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio snuck into the Capulet’s party, and he fell in love with/married Juliet. Later on in the play he tied to stop a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt, which lead to the death of Mercutio. Then Romeo wanted revenge for Mercutio’s demise, and killed Tybalt. As a result of Tybalt’s death, Romeo is exiled from Verona. With Romeo’s exile, Juliet and Friar Lawrence come up with the plan to fake Juliet’s death.
This unfair treatment of women by the laws actuated Thomas Paine who asserted that women were robbed of freedom of will by both the civil and the common law. The remonstrance by Thomas Paine and other concerned legal scholars against the oppressive nature of these laws evoked a language of rights in relation to women in the 1890’s. Inspired by the ideas and thoughts of Paine, John Stuart Mill argued that women deserve the right to vote and he, therefore, proposed that the term “man” be replaced with a more neutral terminology like “person.” His proposal, at that stage, won little support amongst contemporaries and was met with ridicule. It was subsequently divulged that Mill’s bold stand reaps the fruits when the issue of suffrage to women
The Mackers family. An extremely genderless couple. Both of them are greatly unsteriotypical and both seem to not care which sex they even are! Lady Macbeth has no steriotypes whatsoever, helped by her gender and HATES being a women. Mackers is similiar, except his gender hurts him more than helps.
Quickly thereafter, Romeo takes revenge for his fallen comrade, in turn killing Tybalt, leading to his excommunication. Hearing of her son’s exile, Lady Montague is tremendously struck with grief and dies of a heart attack, which is mentioned later on, as his happened offstage. At the end of the play, Juliet fakes her own death, to avoid marrying Paris and to be able to run away with Romeo, according to Friar Lawrence’s plan. However, Romeo was not properly informed of this scheme, so he thought Juliet had really perished. When Paris himself wanted to say his last goodbyes to Juliet, he found a grief-stricken Romeo, who murders Paris after a short duel.
/ Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill! / In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman.”(1.1.197-199) Romeo only marries Juliet to ease the pain of heartbreak from Rosaline. Juliet isn’t in love with Romeo either. Just before Juliet meets Romeo for the first time she says she is not ready to be married. Her mother says, “LADY CAPULET: Marry, that 'marry ' is the very theme / I came to talk of.
At the feast when Tybalt sees Romeo he is determined to kill him, as Romeo sees Juliet and falls in love with her. The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt started when Tybalt abused Romeo which enraged Mercutio, as result Mercutio was killed by Tybalt during a sword fight Mercutio’s death angered Romeo which ended in Tybalt’s death by Romeo’s hand. “I deg for your justice which thou, Prince must give; Romeo slew Tybalt Romeo must not live” said lady Capulet. (Romeo and Juliet, act 3, scene 1, page 66). Mercutio’s death by Tybalt’s hand, led to his fight with Romeo which influence his own death.
Mallard is described as having wrinkles that “bespoke repression” to show that her voice and free will has been repressed in marriage. When Chopin wrote The Story of an Hour females had few career opportunities, and lacked the ability to vote, so Mrs. Mallard is used as an archetype of the voiceless women in marriage and society. The argument put forward shows that it is wrong that females must be without the “possession of self assertion” in marriage and life instead they should be on equal footing with males. Chopin uses the setting in the Story of an Hour to further display the power dynamics because the housewife is merely a guest in her husband’s
Gertrude soon begins to realize all the bad thing that she has done. In response to Hamlet she says “O Hamlet, speak no more! Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grainèd spots As will not leave their tinct.” (3.4.99-102). The queen recognizes that her soul is full of sin and she didn’t realize that it was effect that it was having on her son. Throughout this scene Gertrude begins to act like a mother.
Romeo was sad over Juliet’s “death” so much because they had married and Romeo believed that Juliet was his one and only true love. Romeo then kills himself because he wanted to be with Juliet in heaven. In Act 5, scene 3, Juliet says, “Rust inside my body and let me die.” This proves that they kill themselves because the other one was dead because Juliet wakes up and sees that Romeo had killed himself because he found Juliet “dead”. Juliet then says it was a bit rude of him not to leave any poison for her. Then, she finds his blade and then kills herself.