In Taming ofthe Shrew the play starts off by introducing two sisters Bianca, and Katherine. Bianca has two men who want to be her husband, but she cannot marry before her sister who is known as “the shrew”. Katherine is rude to men and women and threatens people. Unlike Bianca who is very quiet, and does as she told by her father, Katherine is very independent , and is outspoken, and does as she wants. Bianca is liked by more men because she is more submissive to what
Shakespeare's Othello is set during the Renaissance period and therefore the roles of the women in Othello are supposedly bounded by the period when women are considered to be of low intellect. In Othello, most male characters assume that women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why all three women characters in the play are accused of sexual infidelity. Yet Shakespeare develops the women to speak the most sense throughout the play and able to trust other characters in the play. To the men in Othello, female sexuality is a threatening force more than it is an attractive one.
Iago’s jealously is what caused the whole tragedy in Othello. Iago suspected of Othello to have slept with his wife. Iago had sexual jealousy which cause him to suspect Othello to be one who had intercourse with Emilia. In “Jealousy” David Suchet, the actor who played Iago in Royal Shakespeare Company, suggest that “Iago’s hidden motivation to do evil originates from his envious reactions to other principal figures in the play.” As Othello promotes Cassio over him, Iago would become envious and jealous of Cassio.
How are the women in viewed and treated by men in Shakespeare 's Measure for Measure? Female characters in Shakespeare ’s play Measure for Measure are objectified and are expected to be submissive to the male characters wishes. The women are expected to be innocent and pure but as soon as they lose their virginity they are labeled as sluts and whores.
Hamlet describes vividly his disgust for his mother, Gertrude, in his first soliloquy in the first act of this play. The queen has just remarried to her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius, in a short amount of time. Enraged by this rash decision of the queen’s, Hamlet shouts, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet drives himself crazy mourning over his mother’s decision to marry Claudius.
If he could do this, he would become very wealthy and recognized in the city of Verona, therefore he attempted, but it strongly backfired. He tells Romeo that, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancor to pure love”.
Petruchio and Katherine are two characters in Shakespeare ’s play “Taming of the Shrew”. Petruchio was a single man with money running out looking for a rich wife. There was a situation between Katherine and her sister Bianca. Bianca couldn’t get married until Katherine did.
The men in Othello mistrust the women and always quick to associate them with being deceptive and unfaithful. Even in the beginning of the play there are hints of mistrust in women. For an example, when Brabantio discovers that Desdemona married Othello he says, “Fathers, never trust your daughters just because they act obedient and innocent” (1.1.15-17). Brabantio implies that women put on an act and pretend to be trustworthy.
Now with the approval from the Nurse Juliet also learns of the marriage that the Nurse selflessly set up for Juliet to get married to her true love Romeo. In a conversation with Juliet the Nurse delivered the news “Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence’ cell;/There stays a husband to make you a wife”(Ⅲ,ⅴ,68-69). First, the Nurse tested Juliet to make sure that she truly loved Romeo. Then, deciding that Romeo and Juliet should be together she decided to tell Juliet the news that Romeo waits to marry her. This part really was decided by the Nurse’s opinion, because if she didn’t approve of Romeo she could have easily withheld the information about the marriage.
“According to psychologists, withholding is typically motivated by two goals: to punish the other person, or to maintain the upper hand.” In the play withholding sex is a form of punishment to stop the war from going on and to bring their husbands home. This play raises questions about the social position of women. The most important women almost never left the house expect to attend religious functions. Women had no political rights in Ancient Athens.
He did not innately hate all women, but slowly as he reserved rejection after rejection he snapped. Hamlet’s relationships differed between Gertrude and Ophelia, but both had the same goal of Hamlet having someone to love and care about him. With the goal of compassion being accomplished, he spiralled in a growing hatred of the female population. Hamlet’s misogyny is not the result sexual repression , but rather his environment and the interactions with women. Ernest Jones argues that Hamlet’s misogyny stems from the sexual repression of Gertrude and Ophelia.
Love, power and money. All three of these are the most important themes throughout the two films Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You. Out of the two movies, I enjoyed 10 Things I Hate About You more than Taming of the Shrew. The 1999 movie relates closer to society now and I actually understood what they were talking about. After watching both movies and finding out that 10 Things I Hate about You was a take on a shakespearean play that was written in 1592, the similarities and difference between each movie started to show.
Under Shakespeare's molding, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew gradually grows into an obedient and gentle wife, which differs immensely from her previous termagant image. Katherina's father Baptista favors her younger sister Bianca more than her because of Katharina's harsh temper, and the author depicts her character in the start of act II, KATHERINA. Minion, thou liest. Is't not Hortensio? BIANCA. If you affect him, sister, here I swear 850
To Be or Not To Be Abusive In the story The Taming of the Shrew, there are many characters who mistreat each other. Even characters who end up marrying each other do not get along. Many spouses today still mistreat each other, Petruchio’s relationship with Katherine is an example of this.