Instead of politely obeying what her father told her to do, she does not listen to him and she thinks he treats her like a child. After Katherine and Bianca bicker about men, Baptista runs in and asks Bianca what has happened. Offended that Baptista did not ask her what happened, Katherine says to him, “Talk not to me. I will go sit and weep Till I can find occasion of revenge” (Taming of the Shrew 2.1.35-36). Katherine continuously wants revenge on her father and sister because they do not listen to her because she lies to them and disobeys
His wife begins to suffer watching her husband become distracted and unhappy. As time passes his wife realizes their love isn’t true and that her husband would be better-off with his mistress. She dissolves their marriage, becomes a nun and gives her blessing for his new life with his true
‘I’ll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai-’” (37). Myrtle attempts to appear powerful in the eyes of Tom, however, Tom makes sure to advertise that the real power is in his hands. During Myrtle and Tom’s argument, he breaks her nose for the sole purpose of sending her the message that as long as she continues to have an affair with him, her feminine power will not be tolerated by him.
Brabantio, now questioning his daughter’s loyalty, spoke “If she confess that she was half the wooer, destruction on… [Brabantio’s] head if… [his] bad blame light on the man”. Desdemona, the woman herself, was then called forth. With a straight back and set eyes, Desdemona said to her father “... [she is] hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband”. Brabantio shook from the sting of betrayal and his mountain of anger.
After marrying a man of a lower social class, Myrtle finds herself unsatisfied and filled with regret. She then places the blame on her husband, Wilson, by accusing him of misleading her to believe that they were perfect for each other. When she finds herself in an unsatisfied state, she convinces herself that Wilson forced her to cheat in order to be happy. Myrtle sees this cheating as her only resort as Wilson “...wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe”(34). Myrtle specifically shifts the blame onto Wilson in order to free her conscience of any guilty emotions.
While love is a factor in their decisions, Shakespeare, in consummation, proves that a “non-traditional” woman will still be forced into the role that their societal norms demand of them. Beatrice, unfortunately, like the majority of women living under a patriarchal social system, was doomed to fall victim to her circumstances. Whether those circumstances be death by the words of an irritable man, or marriage at the hands of a perceived
Once he realises he must suffer in this human world he turns his sorrow into anger towards his mother. He feels betrayed and as if there is no reason left to live. He sees his mother as weak and foolish for marrying his uncle Claudius only two months after his father 's death. Hamlet states: “Frailty thy name is woman!”(1.2.150). He knew how much his father loved his mother and is stunned at the fact she can marry someone so inferior.
The way that Gertrude acted, lead to pain and trust issues when it came to other women in Hamlet’s life. “Frailty thy name is woman” (I.ii,146) is how Hamlet states his feelings towards females in his first soliloquy. Not only does Hamlet blame his mother for doing damage in his life, but he goes further to blame all women for not being as strong as men just because of Gertrude’s acts. “The mother's confusing relationship to the father is the cause of the ambiguity and confusion” (Brewer). The sole cause of Hamlet's confusion and chaotic behavior can be traced back to the death of his father and the remarriage of his mother.
Viola is saddened at the loss of her brother, but realizes that she is in a dangerous “estate”. That is to mention her vulnerability as a female in the foreign land of Illyria, without the protection of a male figure. Viola devises a plan to disguise herself as a man under the name Cesario and seeks employment under Duke Orsino. Viola makes herself useful to Orsino and is soon made his page. Viola’s cleverness provide Duke Orsino with good advice, and she becomes his confidant.
Hamlet’s disgust with women’s lustful behavior originates from his mother’s choices and sadly gives way to the idea that all women are lustful and cannot control their sexual desires. Gertrude, though similar to Ophelia in some ways, is an extremely complex character. Losing her husband meant losing male affection and love, an aspect the queen longs for. Quite possibly the queen could have been having an affair with Claudius before King Hamlet was killed, however, there is no question as to the motives behind Gertrude’s desperate behavior. Her actions seem to be based from her sole desperation to be loved and therefore she quickly becomes submissive to Claudius as he provides the attention she needs.
In Act 3 Scene 1, Beatrice is overwhelmed with the thought of people judging her proud and scornful ways. Beatrice addresses this revolution by agreeing to leave her past self behind and seal this newfound affection with Benedick. Beatrice’s view of rejecting a man who will rule her with an iron fist is quite independent. In this case, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing suggests Beatrice was once in love with Benedick, but his title of lord and soldier of Padua negatively effected their relationship. In addition, Beatrice’s previous relationship with Benedick, as suggested by the play, developed this harsh semblance.
In Shakespeare 's play, King Lear, it is brutally obvious that Lear is strongly disliked, or even hated by his two older daughters, Goneril and Regan. In the novel A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, Ginny’s and Rose’s hatred for their father doesn’t appear to be too over the top until the reasons they hate him so much are finally revealed. Both sets of sisters eventually end up retaliating against their fathers after they are given his land. Some may say that the daughters actions against their fathers was cruel, atrocious, and wrong; however, an argument could be made that their actions were justified by how their father had previously treated them. Perhaps Lear and Larry deserved to be treated as they were.