Shakespeare’s play “Taming of the Shrew” has quite a controversial plot, theme, and dialogue. Many accuse Shakespeare of being sexist, and having a hatred towards women. People tend to compare this old play to modern times, and compare Petruchio 's actions to what is socially acceptable in our generation. We can’t help but compare. Growing up in a culture where women are treated generally well (for the most part,) makes this play seem disturbing, alarming, and difficult to comprehend.
In order to disguise her evil nature, Sybil Birling uses the most advanced vocabulary she can to make herself sound better. This may be a psychological trait, her unconscious mind might be telling her that she has done something 'terribly ' wrong but she refuses to admit it and her choice of language being so "elaborate" reveals to us just
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
female objectification is the accepted social norm. This forbidden fruit ideology relies on dishonesty, violence, and dangerous misconceptions about the opposite sex. In relating back to Pinchwife and Margery, these theories ring true especially considering that this is indeed what Horner is doing to Pinchwife. To further complicate this issue, Lady Fidget tells Horner that she desires wild behavior in men despite publicly condoning it. She says, “we think wildness in a man as desirable a quality as in a duck or rabbit.
Women are viewed as objects and William Shakespeare does an excellent job of encapsulating the way women are used as pawns in revenge. Women to this day are expected to give in to male figures, and because of this, men feel it is acceptable to treat women as objects. Shakespeare is trying to show through his words that regardless of the context, men and women will be treated differently and view each other with different perspectives. Due to the status quo that women are inferior to men, Hamlet feels it is okay to use his own mother and Ophelia to further his agenda, and Claudius finds it acceptable to use his wife to take away her son from her and send him away to England. Even though over the years there have been various efforts to promote gender equality, men and women will always be treated differently in some way or another due to a traditional way of thinking as presented in
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams and John Proctor are known to have had an adulterous affair with one another. Even though both John Proctor and Abigail are worthy of blame for their actions, Abigail is the most culpable of the two. In The Crucible, Abigail is the most to blame because of her “tempting” Proctor to carrying out the act more. During Act 1, Abigail is shown to keep egging on Proctor although he does not want to have the affair with her anymore.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a very negative picture of 1920's society and its moral decay. It is a story of a young generation behaving badly and carelessly. Although not often discussed, women are presented in a very negative manner in this novel. The first female character who is portrayed negatively is Myrtle Wilson, she was portrayed as an unfaithful woman in the novel. In addition to the negative portrayal of women in the Great Gatsby is Jordan Baker, who was depicted as an extremely dishonest, careless, and cynical woman.
Emilia knows that Othello believes that Desdemona has cheated on him with Cassio, but the interesting factor is that Emilia knows that is not true as she arguably knows Desdemona the most out of all the characters. Desdemona's isolation prior to her death is “ attributable to the onlookers' nonintervention” (Vanita 343). Emilia was aware of the abuse that Othello put upon Desdemona even though she knew the accusations against her were false “For if she be not honest, chaste and true,/ There’s no man happy; the purest of their wives/ Is foul slander” (Shakespeare 4.2.18-20) but still leaves Desdemona in isolation with Othello, even though she was aware of what he believed. When Othello confronts Desdemona with the claims of cheating Othello commands Emilia to “Leave Procreants alone and shut the door;/ Cough or cry “hem”
This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery. Hamlet’s views of marriage are potentially destroyed because of Gertrude’s remarriage and women in general as he states to Ophelia: “Of if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them” (3.1.138-140). Although Gertrude is to blame for Hamlet’s negative outlook on marriage, his misogynistic attitude comes to light as he classifies all women (including Ophelia) as cheaters and liars. Moreover, Hamlet confronts Gertrude for her incestuous and adulterous crimes and speaks: “Nay, but to live / In the rank sweat of an enseamèd bed, / Stewed in corruption, honeying and making love” (3.4.91-94).
(4.2.13-20) This quote said by Emilia is her telling Othello that Desdemona a true and faithful wife to him. In this part of the play Othello now believes that Desdemona really is cheating on him with Cassio. My interpretation of the play I felt like women weren’t taken serious and known as people don’t tell the truth. Othello described Desdemona as a whore for “cheating” on him.
Taylor is talks about Cohen how she hates the stereotype of how feminist cannot be funny. In the article Cohen is trying prove that women be funny. That is all being shown in this quote: "Feminists get a bad rap as having no sense of humor, and I want to counter that image". This is quote was from the quote that was something Cohen herself said. It shows that she very want to prove that comedy could represent feminist power and meanly feminist could be funny.
With this in mind, if a man couldn’t do something a woman can, he was a disgrace; Lady Macbeth is taunting Macbeth with the gender gap, which makes him want to prove he’s more masculine and can keep it together. Even though, Lady Macbeth is viewed as a manipulative character, towards the end, she changes and shows signs of remorse/regret, which is not like her character. Lady Macbeth begins to feel remorseful because she has made an outright killing machine out of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth starts to ask herself “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?
Lewiston 's intentions for the report were quite clear that it was to harass Gilbury. The world is so macho that women smile at a man and treat well often is confused as they like. But from the moment she clarified that there could only be a friendship he should have stopped besieging her. Besides, all the actions after that happened was activities of sexual harassment. The flowers, the cards and finally the attack in the parking lot.
She thought she could identify what was good and what was bad easily. Though she is still a little close minded after this scene, she does show a huge change in how she judges people. Going into this scene, she was still in her rigid mindset of good and evil. As Mr. Raymond approaches Dill, she thinks to herself, “As Mr. Dolphus Raymond was an evil man, I accepted his invitation reluctantly” (267). This is an example of her usual thought process; people are evil based on superficial things like rumours, judging people without even speaking to them.
I resonated with this artical because i am often considered an angry feminist. i do consider myself a feminist,because i believe in equality between men and women. I have also spoken my mind aginst people that thought women had a specific place in the world because i believe that we can be whatever we want to be. This artical truly defines how people see the world, women have to stay where men put them and men are allowed to put women where they want. Why do women need to let things that offend them go or they will be considered 'angry feminazis '?