Theme Of Sexism In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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“You don 't realize it until you go out and take a look, but there are so many ways in which sexism is just allowed in our culture, not just in the entertainment industry. It 's just allowed to be there, and that 's not acceptable anymore. And I think it 's really important to be very vocal. “-Jenny Slate
For many years, women have been forced to undergo major discriminations based on their gender. Most of these discriminations have been based on cultural stereotypes that portray women mainly in the roles of wives and mothers. In the patriarchal U.S. society that we live in, women have been viewed as the "weaker sex," who needed protection from the rough world outside their homes. These stereotypes have caused men to feel obligated to take care of us for our own “benefit”. In the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare uses the power of sexism to express the idea that when it comes to love men hold all the power through Titania and Oberon, Egues and Hermia, and by using some situational irony. Stereotypes and myths are normally what create most of our problems today. Sexism is one of those problems that we have had forever and unfortunately, it will never go away if we continue to act upon those stereotypes. The main characters to show this stereotype of power in Shakespeare’s play are Oberon and Titania. Oberon didn’t want Titania to keep the little changeling that she took under her care and raise him. In Act 2, scene 1, Oberon expresses how he feels and how

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