Three examples of the role of women in Beowulf are the hostess, peace-weaver, and monster. The hostess, played by the Queen of Danes expresses the hospitality, authority, and respect given to a few women of status. In addition to the hostess, the peace-weaver bonded two clans through birth symbolizing peace and equality for both groups. Opposite to the peace-weaver and hostess the monster in Beowulf reflected through the thoughts of ancient society. For example, a female that did follow the duties of women would be known as an outcast in the village.
First of all, the female role of peace weaver in the epic poem literature it meant to describes the woman who has married to someone which is bring a peaceful to their household. In the Anglo- Saxon culture, the women role was very loyal to their husbands and promises to obey together in life and society. They does not have any legal rights to their life within the social system nowadays, but the women who were the most dedicated to their preconceived roles in family as a wife always has the most respected in life. In Beowulf's poem, there are two characters who are has the peace weavers as a good wife are Queen Wealtheow and Hildeburh. The character Queen Wealtheow is a wife of King Hrothgar, she was an example of successful in the peace weavers by his husband and his son while they providing her daughter with another peace weaver to a different enemy tribe in their life.
They show the stature and nobility of different women in the Anglo-Saxon society and the roles of influence they can play. Women being subservient to men, not being physical but more headstrong and obliging the men and guests in their home. “The women in Beowulf are the representatives of an Anglo-Saxon culture that put value upon all members of the community regardless of gender” (Sarmiento). The hostess, the peace-weaver and the monster are the roles we see in Beowulf. Woman serving and fulfilling their duties to the men and people they
Women have always been viewed and looked at as the inferiors in the human’s life systems. Even though they are essential and have proven that they can be equal and sometimes superior to their male counterparts. This was a social idea that seems to be out there since the start of time. This is mainly because of the idea of how the women were viewed and treated in the start of the civilizations, especially the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Assyrian and Greek empires. Their treatments and opinions toward women in the way they behave as mothers, workers, and wives.
Ophelia is such a typical character representing for Shakespeare’s intelligence that throughout the play, she gradually becomes a smart woman. At the beginning of the play, Ophelia is an obedient daughter who always follows her family’s direction: “I shall obey, my lord” (Act 1, sc 4). However, at the end of the play, Ophelia is aware of everything that happens around her. She gives each person in the court different followers with the different meanings. Her action expresses that she is a clever woman.
Women are an essential part of many British works. Although women are typically given the role of minor and less significant characters in British literature, they serve a greater purpose than that of which is initially perceived by the reader. Grendel’s mother in Burton Raffel’s, Beowulf, and the female creature in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s, Frankenstein, are two noteworthy characters that are overlooked, but the roles they play and their influence are important to the storyline. Although she is monstrous and is described as having masculine features and actions, Grendel’s mother is a peaceful and loving being at the core. In Beowulf’s original battle with Grendel, he insisted that he use no weapons or armor to defeat the enemy.
Maria Conception tells about a young woman who comes from a background that appreciates family and religion. Maria works hard for the things that she wants and is well liked by her community. She made her family the center of attention. Thought the story, Maria demonstrates various positive qualities and as an outcome she is well liked by almost everyone. Maria is a well-liked, hardworking, and dedicated woman who cares a lot about her family and her community.
Role of the woman in this society is somewhat better than other cultures of that time. Still they had a role as a peace offering for other hostile tribes as common in tribe politic. They could be shield maidens we can see shield maidens in many other sagas and as in Scandinavian mythology. And maybe they couldn’t be equals for kings or heroes yet they still could be Mistress of the hall like Hrothgar’s wife in the Beowulf. Beowulf as a story inspired the King Arthur’s story as content and values.
Modthryth, in spite of her isolation, is already shown to be fierce and capable of imparting physical harm on men. Grendel’s mother also seems to weave the strings of his actions as an antagonist. Wealhtheow, the Queen of Danes, is wise and bears the capacity to impact peace among the warriors. In her first appearance in Beowulf, Wealhtheow appears “Adorned in her gold, she graciously handed the cup first to Hrothgar, their homeland 's guardian, urging him to drink deep and enjoy it because he was dear to them” (Beowulf 614-618). The gestures of the queen have the capacity to not only acknowledge the nature of the warriors and their ranks, but also to extend the peace among them in a manner the men may have been unable to state vocally.
By Tea Cake proving himself that he sees Janie as his equal in the evidence from Hurston’s book, it shows that Hemingway is correct about one of the main messages about the book. Hemingway stated that women found the organic relationship with men when they had agreement between equals, so that also proves what Janie found, and also the main actualization of the book. While Hurston uses “Somebody” quite repetitively in the text, this shows that she is eager and persistent in explaining the difference and