These people were mostly ones who knew her personally or worked for her. In a pamphlet written in 1559, a friend of Elizabeth’s, John Aylmer, discusses the fact that England is not just a mere monarchy. England also shares power with the Parliament, so it would not be fatal for England to have a female ruler. This response is not surprising, as it is written by a friend of Elizabeth’s, and friends support friends. William Tooker, Elizabeth’s personal chaplain, states, “How often have I seen her most serene Majesty, prostrate on her knees, body and soul rapt in prayer .
She certainly was held in high regard by women. Indeed her and her handmaidens are the special patron of all women but in particular of those women who held positions where they were acquiring their own wealth. She also served to represent the other side of things for the followers of some forms of religious daoism. In basing the
She met a woman who was very warm and welcoming to Rowlandson. The woman didn’t judge her or degrade her based on who she was or on her social status. She treated Rowlandson like a normal person and gave her a piece of bear because she was hungry. The next day the woman even boiled it for her and also gave her some nuts to eat with it. Rowlandson was pleasantly surprised by how nice the woman was to her.
In exchange St. Bueno offered to teach Winefride. Under St. Bueno’s teaching, Winefride made great progress in learning and virtue. With her parent’s permission she made a vow of chastity, to serve God and become a nun. News of her beauty and learning accomplishments spread through the country, gaining the attention of Caradoc, son of Prince Alen who wished to seek her hand in marriage. The thought of Winefride giving herself to God seemed to add to the challenge for Caradoc, who
Another good use of Chaucer’s brilliant, sarcastic mind was when he wrote of her table manners. I read, “At table she had well been taught withal, and never from her lips let morsels fall, nor dipped her fingers deep in sauce, but ate with so much care the food on her plate…her upper lip was always wiped so clean, that in her cup was no iota seen of grease, when she had drunk her draught of wine, becomingly she reached for her meat to dine.” With this imagery I pictured a proper lady eating with the most excellent dinner table manners. After having it read to me, I realized that Chaucer was really describing how much the Prioress’s table manners resembled those of a pig. A wise English teacher once told me that The Canterbury Tales was a story written not to be read, but to be spoken. This statement helped me to understand how I could not catch all of the satire used in this story.
Some examples are the appearance of the lady being pregnant, this really symbolizes the holy purpose of the matrimony. Also, the color green of her dress represents fertility. The dog is a representation of fidelity to each other; loyalty to God, and the sandals which have been removed signify that they are standing on holy ground. Another important detail is the single candle in the candelabra, this means that the presence of Christ is with them. On the back wall there is a mirror that reflects their backs and other people- an audience maybe.
At the age of eighty-one Hildegard also known as “Saint Hildegard” and “Blessed Hildegard,” died in September during the year 1179, but not before leaving behind a reputation and list of achievements. Primarily being known for her leadership in the convent at Disibudenburg Monastery, the Saint was also praised for her use of a unique gift, Vox Dei or what we know as the “voice of God.” This remarkable woman also used curative powers of natural objects to heal and doctrine the sick, she was an author counselor, linguist, scientist, philosopher, physician, poet, chancellor, visionary, composer, Abbess, and founder of two convents. Of her many accomplishments, Hildegard was most
It brings about the question, what was the intention of the creator of Smurfette? The article states how women are primarily identified by their “femininity” in the movie. It also talks about the wide variety of male smurfs in a McDonald’s kids meal, but only one female smurf: Smurfette. The little diversity in her personality does not uphold the personality of all women, but just the generic female that a typical gender discriminating individual may think of. The article’s outlook on Smurfette as “banal and insidious” gives a new perspective on the kid friendly movie, and delves deeper into exactly what the underlying meaning is.
In the fifth letter from Heloise to Abelard, Heloise starts with a request from Abelard to provide her with the history of the nuns as well as rules for them to live by. She says that there are rules set forth by St. Benedict and that the new rules should be of a similar fashion and different in the sense that these new rules are rules for women to follow. My question and interest is why Heloise and the other nuns in this case are a part of this religious community if they are not allowed to do anything? Why have they entered the monastic life if women are treated as such unequal’s as to not have guidelines of which to live their lives? I know people do things without knowing about it first all the time however, I think becoming a nun and/or
[pointment led to Elizabeth’s mother’s beheading when she was just two (Briscoe). She was raised by governesses and tutors, studying with scholars, and educated to the highest standards, learning public speaking, and how to turn the tide of opinion in her favor (Briscoe). Briscoe states that Henry VIII’s sixth wife made sure of this education. This learning was unusual for a young woman of this period; however, she was born into a royal family, creating the means, and likely justification, for her ability to become educated. Therefore, Elizabeth I’s skill, judgment and intuition, which ultimately led to her success, were not so unusual