This play and topic that I have chosen has been selected in order to highlight the true meaning of a woman. In feminist perspective we find that neither Hedda is being beaten by her husband nor are her rights being snatched. She is living liberally rather. The so-called feminism and the boundless liberty is merely a source of destruction for many women depriving them of motherly love and injecting them with frustration and depression. Hedda is a victim of all the negative qualities that can be imagined.
He shows his inability of desiring or loving her by constantly mocking, affronting and neglecting Emila. However, she seems to love lago kindly with a passionate devotion, thus she is desperate to gratify him and accommodate his wishes. Her sole aspiration is to impress and please him. "Heaven knows, not I; I nothing but to please his fantasy." she said as she theif on Desdemona’s handkerchief.
The use of this verb alongside a Jacobean audience’s mentality shows Lady Macbeth’s preparedness to remove her female qualities to gain the crown. To the audience, a woman readily stripping herself of her “compunctious visitings of nature” creates questions. Without her nurturing nature, a woman place in society is not certain. Her gender is ambiguous due to the lack of her femininity. Shakespeare then writes that Lady Macbeth’s “milk” will be “taken for gall”.
Mackers is similiar, except his gender hurts him more than helps. Lady Macbeth is VERY not steriotypical. She is pretty much the exact oppoisite of what we would believe women would be. Mostly, women are believed to be kinder, gentler, less evil than men. But Lady Macbeth, she is polar opposite of what women are usually supposed to be.
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia, Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant, remains blindly loyal to her husband. Emilia demonstrates her blind loyalty when she steals Desdemona’s handkerchief for Iago, stating that she is “nothing but to please his fancy” (3.3.343). However, by the end of the play, she comes to realize the dark truths about her husband and reveals them. Unlike the other characters in the play, including Iago, Othello, and even Desdemona, Emilia is driven by honesty and logic, rather than passion or jealousy. Her ability to think logically eventually causes her to abandon her loyalty to Iago and pursue of truth and justice.
Religion also pressures women into obeying men, the Church considers any form of disobedience as a crime. Education, in this era, is a privilege that is only available for the wealthy. Shakespeare introduces three female characters to demonstrate the different experiences of a noble, a commoner, and a prostitute. The role of women in Othello serves to shine a light on the stereotypes that label the women of the sixteenth-century, to emphasize the importance of status in the marriage between man and woman, and to reveal the submission of women towards other men. Women in the era of the Renaissance were often restricted and accused of succumbing to their “stereotypical nature.” In the book “Yael Manes,” one can read that “man viewed woman as a lower human species incapable of thinking for herself and hardly adept at making sound decisions” (DiMaria).
The two adults kept emphasizing that he was wealthy and people will be jealous of their relationship. Lady Capulet neglected to care that Juliet wanted true love, instead of money. Another example is when Juliet decalred to her mother, “That I must wed, tell my lord father, madam I will not marry yet. And when I do, I shall marry Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris” (Shakespeare 3.5.118-124). When Juliet said this, she was obviously weary of the fact that the Capulet’s didn’t think of her as a
The Taming of the Shrew is a well-known play by the famous William Shakespeare in which he created Katherine who is one of the main characters In the play to take on the role of a head strong and misunderstood women. Some of her qualities caused some readers to misdiagnose her with the qualities of being a shrew. The play showcases Katherine as the opposite of what a gentle lady was which was the ideal woman during their time period. Katherine married another lead character by the name Petruchio who’s main goal was to tame Katherine, so he does everything that he can until he believes that he has successfully trained her. Katherine deceives the people around her and the audience to think that she let her husband Petruchio tame her but really she was never truly tamed only acting as if she was to keep peace between them.
Therefore, William Shakespeare shows how the feminist perspective is not the best lens to view modern literature in his play “Othello”, when Shakespeare shared through Othello in Act 3 when he speaks to Iago that “The man whose wife has been unfaithful lives happily as long as he does not love his wife” (Shakespeare, 127). Likewise, this quote shows how the feminist perspective might not show us how women were treated in the 1600s; this scene explains how men were not expected to love their wife and not expected to care. He is allowed to be happy as long as he didn’t love his wife. This is absorbing because we can see in modern days that men expect women to love them even if they don’t. Lastly, women then and now are expected to love their husbands even if they aren’t being treated right whereas men don’t need to love their wife if they don’t want
Shakespeare shares his contemporaries ' attitudes to women, but integrates them into his realization of individual character. He shows how preconceptions about women in general damage individuals, and limit the experience of love. The dramatists’ close contact with conflicting ideals and prejudices relating to women outside the theatre contributes to the richness and vitality of Jacobean drama. Elements of sexism and misogyny are prevalent in most Jacobean drama, where the female characters are portrayed as embodying the above traits, and whose sole purposes are to be divided off in to pieces that please their male counterparts. Yet also some women of the Jacobean period end up subverting gender roles, and using the conventions of masculinity to play against their male opposites.