Irene Jacob gave strength to Desdemona that I felt was vital to her character. Irene Jacob has a beautiful voice that exudes strength. Desdemona, although not defiant, stood up for herself and pushed back against Othello while still remaining loyal to her husband. It is difficult to explain how powerful Irene’s portrayal was. She fought for her life while remaining the loving wife.
The book states, “ ...bring thee cords made like a tackled stair, which to the high topgallant of my joy must be my convoy in the secret night,” (222). Romeo did state before that he wanted to take Rosaline’s maidenhead but she declined; now, he has Juliet to do that with. It seems that way because he says it is the highest point of his joy. Then, in the article it says, “Romeo expresses to Friar Lawrence, that unlike Rosaline, Juliet returns his love, that being one of the reasons he loves her,” (Urena). Romeo only loves Juliet because she is the only girl that is willing to show him affection, that is absolutely not true love.
Jane Austen’s Emma opens with a straightforward, strong statement “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich” ; although a bit unusual and slightly vain, Austen has brought Emma as an emasculated heroine making her a suited character to a patriarchal society. On the other hand the thoughtful head of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and his hatred of women shown by occasional exclaims and verbally aggressive behavior “Frailty, thy name is woman!” represent women as being worthy only of their beauty, purity and fragility, and as so can be very easily manipulated and subdued. Never could he forgive his mother for submitting to her desires as he could not perceive her of having them to begin with, but instead of being submitted into having them as
In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, women are rewarded for accepting the decisions of others and repressing their own desires. This is a conscious choice on his behalf, as all of the female characters initially make their own decisions and then are punished into letting others make decisions for them. For example, Hermia, Helena, Titania, and Hippolyta are all disobedient women in some degree. Hermia’s refusal to accept any decision other than her own regarding her marriage, Helena’s redirected love for Demetrius and revealing the elopement, Titania’s determination to care for her adopted son, and Hippolyta’s mythological history are all sources of their condemnation by the men attempting to control them. All are forced to suffer in some way, until Helena, Titania, and Hippolyta succumb to the pressure to repress their pursuance of their desiderata.
Juliet, a capulet, always used her words to express her love. When Juliet spoke of her love for Romeo she was always very crisp in what she wanted to say. Shakespeare made Juliet a character who was very skeptical about her feelings in the play write, Romeo and Juliet. However, he did make Juliet a very determined young woman when it came to expressing her love. Juliet is a girl with a big heart and would pour her whole heart out when expressing her love from someone, specifically Romeo.
In the play Olivia falls in love with Cesario (Viola). The play says, “She loves me, sure; the cunning of her passion/ Invites me in this churlish messenger./ None of my lord 's ring! why, he sent her none./ I am the man: if it be so, as 'tis,/ Poor lady, she were better love a dream/” (Act II Scene ii). This part of the play is showing that Viola is finding out that Olivia is in love with her, she is shocked and confused. Leading to more problems in the play.
For example, after Don Pedro wonders if Beatrice is interested in him, Beatrice takes what she has said before, immediately responding, “No, my lord, unless I might have another for working-days; your grace is too costly to wear every day. But I beseech your grace, pardon me: I was born to speak all mirth and no matter” (2.1.320-323). Beatrice does not offend the prince and immediately defends herself and her previous words, which also demonstrates her fast-paced thinking and intelligence, seeming almost natural. Then, Beatrice praises the Prince, which reveals that Beatrice doesn’t want to offend the Prince, whether it is serious or not. In the courtier system, one must be loyal and respectful towards others, especially to the higher class.
She is a very obedient girl as she will do anything her father tells her to, for example: in act one scene three, Ophelia speaks about her love towards Hamlet to both her brother, Laertes, and her father, Polonius. After speaking to them about it for a very short time Polonius, without hesitation, tells her that she must not fall for Hamlet since he is only playing with her. Ophelia agrees to Polonius’ orders even though she did not agree with them. Shakespeare also lets us know that
“I found the truth beneath your lies, and true love never has to hide” Once you’ve decided on a course of forgiveness, the next step is rebuilding trust, and Compared to William Shakespeare’s “Othello” about a love that claimed to be true, but was plagued by alleged scandal and jealousy in which ultimately led to its demise, “All Night” Sang by Beyoncé claims that true love can overcome any obstacle that may come its way. When in a relationship, or simply in love one may experience deep pain and disappointment, but a true love, will always be able to come out on the other side, although it may take some time, the relationship will be able to rebuild, rekindle, and refocus and above all will be determined to keep going. The song “All
Her repeated usage of love shows that she believes that she did nothing wrong. Love is an implacable force and thus, it overpowered and seized her. Moreover, she continues “…reading one day, for pleasure, of Lancelot, … without any suspicion” (Dante Inf. 5. 127-79).
William Shakespeare has a unique way of characterizing Juliet Capulet in the well-known play, Romeo & Juliet. When first introduced to Juliet, she presents herself as an obedient and innocent, yet incompetent girl. Despite how she appears early in the play, by the end, Juliet has grown to be a strong, mature, and self-sufficient woman. However, strong and self-sufficient were unlikely words used to describe an ideal woman of the Middle Ages. Women during the Middle Ages complied to a strict code that told them exactly how they were to act, dress, and even think.