Lady Macbeth especially expressed criticism towards her husband for her wants in him. Even as Macbeth tries to logically argue against the murder plot by stating “ ‘We will proceed no further in this business. / He hath honoured me of late, and I have bought / Golden opinions from all sorts of people, / Which would be worn now in their newest gloss, / Not cast aside so soon’(Norton Ed. 2590)”, his wife remains
He even hallucinates of a dagger with blood because he is so traumatized by the murder.While this is happening Lady Macbeth is almost unaffected and commands her husband to wash his hand and dispose of his close taking care of the necessary means for them not to get caught. Even before the murder you can see how incontrol Lady Macbeth was. She mentions “put this night’s great business into my dispatch and leave all the rest to me” ( Shakespeare 70 ). This basically shows how she is telling Macbeth how to behave before they commit the crime as she knows he will have trouble with the
This is caused by Curley’s controlling personality, always bossing his wife around. In another part, Curley’s wife talks to Slim, Lennie, Candy, and Crooks about how she wants someone to talk to. She says, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck, pg 79). Curley’s wife doesn’t care about how people think of her, she just wants people to think of her.
Not only did men see women as unintelligent, they also saw them as weak and compliant. What made this worse was that women of higher status would have a lot of free time since they had servants to do everything. They would spend their time strolling around or doing ‘feminine hobbies’; this affirmed mens’ notion that that women were idle and did not do much, so they treated them this way. To see how dire their situation was, one must must only have to read A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While fictitious, this story does show one bit of truth, the way women were being treated during this era.
Ophelia seems to be the most genuinely hurt Hamlet’s theatrical “madness.” When Polonius uses her as a pawn to spy on Hamlet, she remarks “Oh woe is me, ‘T; have seen what I have seen, see what I see.”(3.3.162). Even though Ophelia is but a pawn she is still off put by Hamlet’s rejection and pitties herself for having witnessed him change. This is also self serving as she thinking of how Hamlet’’s madness will affect her rather than him, revealingly once more that Ophelia’s own emotional well being is dependent on people. This is detrimental, however, for Ophelia's as her one sided feelings for Hamlet allow her to be used as a pawn by both Claudius and Polonius as well as Hamlet. It is not clear whether Ophelia understand if she is pawn or not, however, this does not stop her from fulfilling the wishes of both
Comportment texts portrays women as submissive, virtue and moral individuals that since childhood were trained to absolutely obey their fathers and future husbands.However, this differs with the insight reality of medieval women. In the shipman's tale females convey the roles of materialistic and sexual object beings.Chaucer illustrate medieval women as ambitious individuals that seek equality in male homogeny society, and belong to high social status. In the Shipman's tale The wife represents a materialistic and unhappy wife with her husband ( the merchant). The wife is discontented with the the merchant due to his unwillingness to buy her expensive clothing and jewelry.So, She is manipulative and capable of doing anything for monetary gain.That is why her decision of sleeping with the monk that borrow her 100 francs to buy clothing.Chaucer at some point satirize the image of women in general for their attempts to gain power during Medieval times.The fact is that during the Middle Ages, Women were seeking social equality with men. Since women lived in a patriarchal society whose roles were to obtain absolute control over women, they had to slowly strike with the problematic of gender roles.
In the 1400’s, women's lives were completely dependent on men. They were raised to not do anything for their own interest, but for the interest or benefit of the men in their lives. Women were not at all seen as equals to men, and especially not so if they were unmarried. In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet’s life is influenced by the dominant male figures that surround her. Juliet’s gender is what forces her to be dependent on others and their decisions, which will eventually lead to her death.
[who] can’t go against his word” (294).This is conflated with the episode in which Mr. Jones, troubled by his grief on not having a son and his wife’s coldness towards him, comes looking for the prostitute at the inn. He discovers Mary to be the whore but that does not stop him from having sex with her. The superficiality and duplicity of the marriage institution is thus exposed as wives are regulated to be monogamous, whereas husbands are free to seek pleasure and comfort elsewhere. The challenge to this prejudice was clearly enunciated in the feminist stance of Mary Astell given in A Serious Proposal to Women (1668), which seeks to subvert the patriarchal institution of marriage that entraps women and the struggles and triumphs of such a stance is manifestly represented Donoghue’s characterisation of
Throughout the play, every character is exposed to the poison that has spread in the castle. The outcomes becomes fatal for each and every character but has mostly impacted the innocent Ophelia. At the beginning, Ophelia is a innocent beautiful women who is obedient to her father and brother as they believe that she should not be with hamlet. Laertes her brother tells Ophelia, “ If with too credent ear you list his songs/ or lose your heart
“Patterns of plural marriages also overwhelmingly attest to the dominance of males”, we see the exchange of women between men but not vice versa. (Harris) This further illustrates Petrus’ power over the female figure that he was once employed by, and will now be her superior and owner of her land. David’s opinion on the subject manner is irrelevant to his daughter, as his daughter states “Objectively I am a woman alone. I have no brothers. I have a father, but he is far away and anyhow powerless in the terms that matter here.” (Coetzee, 86) As a father whose daughter’s experiences has modified his view of woman, he is worried about his daughter’s safety and well-being, yet has completely lost all the power he once felt he