English Role of Women Penelope had constant pressure coming from the suitors to for her to marry them, but even with all of the pressure Penelope never loses faith in her husband. Her love for Odysseus is so unyielding, she responds to the suitor’s contestant pressure with some indecision. She never refuses to remarry outright. Instead, she puts off her decision and leads them on with promises that she will choose a new husband as soon as certain things happen. Her astute delaying tactics reveal her sly and artful side.
They clearly have an extremely passionate relationship and Shakespeare portrays that Lady Macbeth is willing to do whatever it takes to assist her husband. You could argue that the idea of potential power, or moving up the social hierarchy, goes to Lady Macbeth’s head and that her motivation for helping Macbeth is rather selfish-she alone wants the power. It could also be argued that the ‘fatal’, ‘gall’, ‘murdering’, ‘mischief’, ‘night’, and ‘Hell’ also support the previous point. The audience never actually meet the ‘real’ Lady Macbeth without the influence of the witches. As there is such a huge supernatural element to this scene and it is so carefully attached to Lady Macbeth in this scene, it makes me question how the Elizabethan audience would have reacted to her character.
As both authors continue to develop their characters, they begin to describe the shackles that their families and society place on them and their eventual downfall. Baptista and Judith’s fathers similarly believe they have their daughters best interests at heart, when they chastise and scold them for not being docile and loving daughters that should want nothing more from life than to please their fathers and witlessly obey their husbands as shown in, “Then he ceased to scold her. He begged her not to hurt him, not to shame him in this matter of her marriage (Wolfe 1021).” The irony
She seems to be only happy when she has control over her husbands. They have to hand over this power because without their consent she has a battle on her hands, both challenging the other for dominance in the relationship. The Wife of Bath's Tale resembles what she described of it in her prologue. Although The Wife of Bath contradicts herself, essentially she comprehends the link amongst her. The wife of Bath’s tale is the struggle of who has the bigger pants in the relationship.
This act of disobedience eventually led to political and legal reform in Ancient Greece. The plays carry the idea that even in the ancient times, women have the possibility through self-realization that they can be as strong and wise as men. Although living in the maid-dominated society of Ancient Greek Theban where women were subject to subservient roles, young, teenage Antigone challenged not only the royal power of Creon, the ruler, but also his masculine power as well, by speaking against his policy that violates divine traditions. All throughout the play, Creon repeatedly accused Antigone, more because of her gender than her act of disobedience of his order forbidding burial of her brother. Until the very end of the play, Antigone stays unshaken, showing to the audience of Ancient Greece that women can be equal to men, as wise and strong as a male, and in her case, even more.
While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child. Schwind-Pawlak presents this argument poorly due to her change of heart towards the end of the essay. She does not stick to her beginning argument which causes the opposition to lack stability. The two authors support their arguments by providing evidence. The supporting evidence of the two essay’s help reveal the hardships teenagers face while dealing with their parents.
Throughout the play, conflict of dissimilarity develops between the two protagonists, Antigone and Creon. Antigone, a strong and young individual, is not willing to allow her brother, Polyneices, to be dishonoured in his burial. She believes her brother deserves a proper burial out of loyalty to her family. Creon is shocked by Antigone’s
Introduction Capulet is protective to his daughter because he wants the best for her; he respects her as long as she respects him. He cares for her, he shows discipline to her. This quote suggests “my child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be bride.’’ This quote proves he cares for Juliet he doesn’t want Juliet to marry early because he thinks that she is still young to marry Paris and he thinks that she isn’t out of childhood yet to be a bride. He is also sometimes interfering, commanding, controlling, very violent person with a short temper. This quote conveys “Hang thee,
Serena Joy the wife of the commander Fred feels a great ability to hold power of Offred especially because of how much despises the fact that Offred has the ability to carry a child and she doesn’t. The way in which Serena’s extent of power is demonstrated is when she inflicts physical pain towards Offred during the ceremony to symbolise that Serena was overpowering Offred and stating that Fred was her husband not hers and that she shouldn’t be enjoying the sex. Serena Joy exerts her power through her fear and by inflicting fear, she fears Offred not being able to conceive a child therefore she is willing to break the rules to ensure that Offred conceives. She does this by arranging secret visits with Nick who is an eye and is meant to be monitoring the commander and his actions. However, whilst Serena feels that she holds power over Offred, she is providing power to Offred by allowing her to feel a sense of agency and a thrilling sense of the ‘time before’.
Lady Macbeth is seen as an ambitious and passionate woman at the start of the play. Shakespear portrays her as an all powerful and controlling women. A women fit to be a queen. However, lady Macbeths confidence and self esteem does not last for long. As the play progresses, lady Macbeth loses her evil facade and starts to show signs of strain.