Taming Of The Shrew And Ah Min Hawaa Analysis

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Female Characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Ah Min Hawaa”
Background
Shakespeare lived during the Elizabethan age. At this age England became a center of commerce and culture where art and education thrived. Queen Elisabeth was interested in art and theater. Due to that, many writers became active during her reign including Shakespeare. Many professional theater where built with her permission for the first time in England where many of Shakespeare's masterpieces where performed. After Queen Elisabeth death, King James I had a great power in England. He was a writer himself so he paid great attention to art and literature. Due to that, Shakespeare Theater produced more work under his patronage at this age. As a result of the protection
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On the other hand, Shakespeare focused on the upper class women in the play. The upper class Elizabethan women were submissive to men. They relied on males to support them and provide protection. Elizabethan women were raised to think that they are inferior to men and they were only there to serve men in the family. Rebellion or disobedient of men orders was considered a crime and a sin. This idea was supported by the church that relied on quotes of the Bible that claimed that women must be obedient to…show more content…
Titles were passed from father to son or from brother or brother but never for women and the only exception was in the royal family. Due to that, families wanted to make alliances with other powerful families to marry their daughter to high rank men. Women were expected to pay a dowry for the marriage which is an amount of money and goods brought to the marriage. Elizabethan women were expected to bring kids and to manage their household as their only true rule in society. Women were too busy bringing lots of kids as babies' death rate was too high at this times. Unmarried woman were considered unacceptable in society or even witches in their neighborhoods. Appearance was very important for the upper class Elizabethan women. They would were uncomfortable corsets under their dresses to appear with a very slim waist and bigger thighs. Also, pale faces were very desirable at this age, so women painted their faces white with makeup made of dangerous ingredients to become appealing to

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