Annabella’s claim to be a part of ‘a wretched, woeful woman’s tragedy’ offers no solace to the other women in the play as she bought her punishment on herself. To what extent does the play as a whole appear to criticise or endorse the misogynistic attitudes shown by so many of the characters? T’is Pity she’s a Whore is undoubtedly a play that can be characterised by the sexism present in it, particularly in terms of the negativity associated with female sexuality. Ford presents misogyny through women and love, women and sex and the male advancement, but what is unclear is whether or not he endorses such an attitude or criticises it. This is best encapsulated in the debate as to whether Annabella can claim to be part of a “wretched, woeful woman’s tragedy” if her mistreatment was indeed her own fault.
Ibsen however takes a more moralistic approach to portraying Victorian society; by doing this he makes the characters more realistic.Both writers position the argument that marriage was being undermined as increasingly society seemed to show a lack of trust and respect within marriage. Wilde uses the character of Mrs Allonby as a vehicle to satirize this lack of respect. In conversation with the other ladies, Mrs Allonby openly admits to being bored by her husband "my husband s a sort of promissory note; I am tired of meeting him" and that as a result she thinks that it is
She often depends of men to lean on and protect her. She understands that sexual freedom does not fit the pattern of chaste behavior, which Blanche would be expected to conform. Characters: In the beginning of the play, Blanche Du Bois presents herself with an air of poise and elegance. However as the story progresses, Blanche, who is psychologically deluded about her beauty and attractiveness, reveals herself to be a neurotic and an alcoholic. Her flirtatious desires are split from her surface talk and behavior.
In addition, Petruchio’s determination to transform Katherina is disturbing to modern-day ethics, because of the methods and reasoning of taming her he employs and their connotations to animal imagery. The late 16th century was harsh to nonconformists of social role and standing, and the penalty of having an association with the stigma of a shrew was certain humiliation and public ridicule. As Baptista’s second, more desirable daughter, Bianca’s quiet submission in the presence of her potential suitors – Gremio, Tranio, and Hortensio, immediately draws comparisons with Katherina. Shakespeare uses the literary device of juxtaposition through the characters of Bianca and Katherina and their romantic encounters. As Holly A. Crocker describes, ‘Her aggression arises from the category of shrew itself because the behaviour her sister displays can look desirable only in comparison to extreme displays of feminine aggression.’(2003) In contrast to Bianca – who enjoys the pleasures of being wooed by a number of suitors, deceiving her father, and the ability to manipulate her husband before and after marriage; Katherina is presented
"What is Mr. Darcy to me, pray, that I should be afraid of him?" which causes Elizabeth great embarrassment in front of Mr Darcy and others shown by her response "blush and blush again with shame and vexation" demonstrating not only the embarrassment annoyance she feels towards Mrs Bennet also encourages Kitty and Lydia's bad behaviour and her attempts to push Elizabeth into an unwanted marriage with Mr. Collins which in consequence fails to cause a good result for herself or her daughters.
Overall, the women were upset that their men were never home, thus making an unbalance in their family, leading to an unbalance in society. War not only derives nations, but also the families of the soldiers. Many explanations have raised from the text of Aristophanes play Lysistrata and the theme of Anti-War. “Behind every great man, there is a great woman”, “Brawn vs. Brains”, and “Women, you can’t live with them, and you can’t live without them.” these sayings are loosely based on the play that has occupied our history. The play Lysistrata shows the theme of anti-war through the precise work of symbolism, characters and word choice.
During her trail scene, she is accused of being a whore and it is at this point in the play that she gains a voice. In this scene Vittoria exploits the constraints held over women by men. She refused to listen those talking in Latin, “I will not have any accusations clouded/ in a strange tongue” and begins to personate masculine virtue. As Vittoria speaks she is damned because she breaks her silence, her bad reputation is her ‘public fault’. A women who publicly speaks ultimately becomes a public women and is guilty of public sexuality: she is publicly accused of being a whore in this scene.
Othello and Desdemona: The Struggle of an Ill-Fated Marriage In William Shakespeare’s play entitled “The Tragedy of Othello”, Shakespeare really tests the audience’s notion as to what love is and where it can or cannot exist. Based on the relationship between Desdemona and Othello, the play seems to say that marriage --based on an innocent, romantic love or a sacrilegious one-- is doomed to fail. Shakespeare is quite pessimistic about the reality and persistence of a genuine type of love. There is a common strand of disloyalty and deceit, particularly among the female characters. Othello and Desdemona, as portrayed in the play, are the two greatest of innocent people there ever was.
This makes dramatic impact within the audience increase and allows them to ponder what happened as grotesquely as they wish. The play is set in darkness which brings along a sense of cruelty, unnatural and evil; all three feelings that would naturally evoke fear. Shakespeare made this play unusual in a variety of ways. Lady Macbeth plays a dominant role throughout the play which is controversial as this was first shown in an era where women weren’t even allowed on the stage. This would cause drama as the viewers would think that this was awkward and would constantly be expecting something bad to occur.
In the play king Lear, mercy is an insatiable trait which is surrounded by so much hate and malice every time love is given it makes those moments so much more enjoyable. In the begging of the Play King Lear, Cordelia the king’s daughter, is outcast, cheated of her inheritance accused of being a wicked child and one that nature is a shamed of (I,i,215-219). Even though at the beginning of the play king Lear disowns his daughter and she has every right to be unloving to him; when they are reunited King Lear offers to harm himself but Cordelia turns that idea away and forgives him when she asks to take a walk with her father (4,VII,83). People want to see mercy, they want to see those that deserve worse receive compassion and mercy Lear deserved to be turned away but Cordelia showed tenderness to her aging father and