Othello Hamlet Feminist Analysis

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Despite that a single woman ruled England at the time of William Shakespeare, the Elizabethan society was still much patriarchal. Hence, it leads to the society being “Unfeminine Pursuits”. Based upon the historical context where Shakespeare had written Othello, Hamlet, and Macbeth, as female characters are portrayed as subservient and unimportant as a whole while confronting the societal constraints.

Since, Renaissance society did not traditionally value the freedom of women, although the ruling of this society was running by the “independent” women. As this society always portrayed the ideal woman who is beautiful and obedient while retaining her strength and independence. Still, Shakespeare is not widely viewed as a feminist by neither
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Since Renaissance women have taught to get married in order to support themselves, very few lived independently. Women lived their lives along with the dependency, hence men often misunderstandings of women about their inability to protect themselves from society 's conception of them, in which played the most important role in faith that uses to classified between women and men. While Shakespeare 's treatment of Ophelia of the tragedy Hamlet begins with an exploration of the effects of a patriarchal system upon the character. To Ophelia, it would seem to depend on the compassion of the male figures throughout her life, is certainly show that women can be a victim figure to all of these issue during this time period. Although it has been claimed by critics that Hamlet is unique among Shakespeare 's tragic heroes, who is not to blame for the tragedy of the play. In his treatment of Ophelia, Hamlet oscillates between undying love and cruelty as reflected in his cold and accusing speech. In short, Hamlet throughout the play uses Ophelia as a tool in his revenge plan. As the Hamlet not being accused by his tragedy plan, but from what he has done, has ultimately played a role that impacted the most to Ophelia. In Hamlet, when Laertes learns of the death of his sister Ophelia, he weeps in sorrow along with genuine feeling, but…show more content…
The conflict can be driven by involving in the politics of gender, which are t power relation between the sexes and the relative role of each quality symbolically associated with each gender. Women often were considered the weaker sex and in need always of being protected. When married, women were expected to bear children, for childbearing was considered an honor. As head of the household, the husband was allowed to chastise his bigger goal for his country as well as his family. Mere triumph or victory is not their main concern; they are not driven by a lust for power as is Shakespeare 's Macbeth. This need to focus on female characters and the interest in the lack of "glory roles" for women. The dearth of powerful women accounts for the general need among feminist critics to compensate for the existence of "A weak" female roles and the need to "catch up" to men in terms of the importance of the roles women play. Ophelia by inventing woman within Hamlet whom he should listen to but does not so that his tragedy shows the same thematic lesson. In Elizabethan times, a young girl’s aims were to get married at a young age. Hence Shakespeare transforms Desdemona character, from at first appearance, a spoiled rich woman with intelligent, self-reliant female. She was caught within the confines of her father 's wishes not to do what he does not want her to between her
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