She controls the major events of the story by manipulating her husband. Shakespeare creates a different type of female character in Othello. Desdemona represents innocence and is a confident and decisive woman. The female characters of these famous plays display strength in women and how that strength leads to a tragic downfall by the end. However, they do so in different character forms and personalities.
In the play, Gwendolen sets the image for a typical Victorian woman, along with her mother, Lady Bracknell. She has her personal values and ideals, and exhibits self- confidence. This can be proven by some of her lines in Act 1, like her first line “I am always right!” or “In fact, I am never wrong.” However, sometimes her over-confidence makes her look foolish. When she meets Cecily for the first time, she declares that they were going to be “great friends” and she has “likes her more than she can say”. Then when she suspects that Cecily is going to steal her fiancé, Gwendolen immediately switches her tone to saying that she “distrusted” Cecily from the first moment she saw her and that her “first impressions of people are invariably right”.
Princess Diana: The Life She Led Princess Diana’s life is one that impacted the world in a positive way and that will never be forgotten. Diana Spencer became a British princess and an international icon when she married Prince Charles the son of Queen Elizabeth. Even though her life may have seemed like a fairy tale, Diana had some rough patches in her life that molded her into the beautiful person she turned out to be. Diana was greatly loved by the people and referred to as “the People’s Princess” because of her genuine personality and endless compassion for the less fortunate. Her humanitarian acts were also greatly noticed by the world.
If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.
As we all know that feminism is a part of the larger movement in the contemporary world for women’s equality. The movement grew out of previous centuries of struggle by women to win equal rights, and out of previous writings such as Mary Wollstonecraft’s A vindication of the rights of woman(1792). In the 1920 there was a clear signs of new and different approaches in relation to women writers and literature. One of the most noticeable work is Virginia Woolf’s essays on women authors who suffered from economic and cultural disadvantages in which she termed a ‘patriarchal’ society. Her essay A Room of One’s Own became a classic issue of why there were so few women writers and why it is frequently difficult or impossible for a woman to write.
There is no telling how many women never get to this point -turned away from aspirations to leadership because of the difficulties and cost they anticipate (Lips, 2009). Women face challenges such as stereotype, women’s own fear, and continuous barriers. In contemporary culture of the United States, women are praised for having the right combination of skills for leadership, yielding superior leadership styles and outstanding effectiveness. However, there appears to be widespread recognition that women often come in second to men in competitions to attain leadership positions. Women are still portrayed as suffering disadvantage in access to leadership positions as well as prejudice and resistance when they occupy these roles.
Discuss the Presentation of Women, Love & Sexuality in Othello Shakespeare's Othello is set during the Renaissance period and therefore the roles of the women in Othello are supposedly bound by the period in which they operate. During this time women were supposed to be chaste, obedient, subservient and most importantly, loyal to their husbands and if they had no husbands, then the chain of command was to their fathers or some male figure of the household. In Shakespeare's play Othello many issues are explored. The three women play a vital role in this. Only one of the women in this play survives.
Alexandra “If Shakespeare Had a Sister” Virginia Woolf grew up facing many prejudices against educated women. As a result of her desire to be well educated, she took personal offense at the tradition of putting down women educated beyond the social norms. Shakespeare’s sister or any other woman would not have been able to rise to his status and maintain her sanity in the face of the rejection, denial and disapproval that would result from the attempt. The use of example is a tool Woolf uses well to demonstrate her points and exhibit her knowledge of classical texts and critical writing skills. One of Woolf’s supports for her essay was that she discusses the everyday life of a woman so far as she has been to piece it together from the few reports she has been able to recover of that time; complaining that there is not nearly enough information on the period only supports her claims.
Representations of Female Consciousness in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Based on the Characters Analysis Abstract Jane Austen is one of the great novelists of England and her Pride and Prejudice was well-known by the world. This essay focus on analysis of her protagonists Elizabeth and Darcy to figure out Austen’s female consciousness. The result of the analysis ,which was mainly about their characteristics and the plots of the novel, is that Austen’s female consciousness was represented by the women’s independent mind, intelligence and diversity of their personality, as well as reflected by men’s new standards of valuing women and the influence had by women. Keywords Female consciousness, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth, Darcy Introduction Pride and Prejudice is the most famous masterpiece of English female novelist Jane Austen. She depicted a love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy.
As a result, Chopin’s reputation was so badly damaged that her work was ignored for decades after her death. No longer content to be loyal wives, pure empty vessels, and passive women, Chopin’s female characters broke free from society’s traditions in “Respectable Women”, “The Kiss” and “Story of an Hour”. From the beginning of the twentieth century, women were educated to be the perfectly devoted wife. “Women were expected to uphold the values of stability, morality, and democracy by making the home a special place, a refuge from the world where her husband could escape from the highly competitive, unstable, immoral world of business and industry” (Lavender 4). This meant that their main priority was to keep the home peaceful for their husbands.