This comes as a surprise to the audience as Don John attempted to trick Claudio previously saying that Don Pedro was 'in love' with Hero and intended to woo her and marry her himself. Once proved a liar, it seems difficult to believe that Claudio yet again chooses to believe the word of Don John rather than be wary of his character. Hero is thoroughly shamed by this outcry and faints in humiliation. Expectations of married and un-married women in Shakespeare's era were very high. Women were strictly governed in their behavior, especially women of higher status such as Hero.
Women are the weaker sex in this play: they are forced into giving into male power by doing what they are told; which is expected of them. Characters like Beatrice do not conform: she is the complete opposite to what a woman should have been like in Elizabethan times. Women were expected to be quiet and obedient. She, however, is a loud, aggressive and sarcastic character, and she does not obey the commands of any man. If anything she gives commands, ordering Benedick to “kill Claudio”.
She is the strong feminist in the play, and believes in women’s rights and the fact that women are physically no different to men. While reading the play, it becomes clear that Shakespeare included two female characters, each embracing an extremely different bias about women from the other. However, society in general during the Elizabethan times seemed to put women “in their place” (smartenglish.com). The men in that society treated women as though they were possessions that they could treat however they please. They also believed that they were superior to women and that women should remain obedient and oppressed, and not question their husbands or fathers.
Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Firstly, I would blame Lord Capulet as he causes his own daughter's death by forcing Juliet to marry Paris only a few days after her cousin, Tybalt's, death. Juliet protests this marriage because she alone knows that she and Romeo have been secretly married. However, Lord Capulet refuses to listen to anything she has to say and threatens to throw her out of the house and out onto the streets. "And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets."
Feminists are often stereotyped as angry, man-hating, unattractive women who scream absurdly about their political views. These stereotypes make women feel embarrassed to call themselves feminists (Stereotypes about Feminism). It is essential that all women consider themselves feminists simply because women are still being oppressed today and there is a need for equality. To begin, women should not be ashamed to call themselves feminists because women are still being oppressed today. Our culture believes women should be dependent on men and this forms a belief that women need men to survive.
Her father says she has committed “Treason of the blood” (1, 1, 167). Desdemona is a character who seems to just go along with everything but we never take in how strong she actually is. When Othello is angered at her for thinking she has betrayed him by sleeping with Cassio, he slaps her. Desdemona only replies saying “I have not deserved this.” (4, 1, 235). She then says “I will not stay to offend you.”
Third, being bankrupt, being rejected by the people in the town, and being desolate. What I can also be taken into consideration is that Emily had an image and the Grierson family name to uphold; they wanted to pretend to be the perfect family; to keep the prestige. I think what motivates Emily Grierson’s to kill Homer Barron is because she is going through a rough life, and she prefers to be with a dead man, rather than being by herself. First; Homer was going to deceive Emily, by marrying her. Although he was not the marrying type man, despite that he was gay, and liked to be drinking at the bar with men.
Romeo had previously liked another girl he saw and then all of a sudden he was deeply in love with Juliet. It took them They both knew that they came from rival families but they still did not care and got the idea to get married. Romeo and Juliet were responsible for their own deaths as evidenced by Romeo’s and Juliet’s choice to act upon their love for each other too quickly, their decision to hide their affections for each other from their family, and taking their own lives on their on their own free will. They did not think out the situation correctly and make rational decisions.
She tells these lies to protect herself from social ostracism. By nature she doesn’t fit the social stereotype of a woman. Being the perfect wife during this time was to be proper, unintelligent, compliant, in need of male protection and only of value as decoration, and as a homemaker and child-barer. On the other hand, her sister Stella is characterised as Blanche’s polar opposite fits the social stereotype of the perfect housewife. She lies about her husband’s vulgar behaviour and justifies it through clichés.
Second, her father's interference, and loneliness. Third, being bankrupt, being rejected by the people in the town, and being desolate. What I can also be taken into consideration is that Emily had an image and the Grierson family name to uphold; they wanted to pretend to be the perfect family; to keep the prestige. I think what motivates Emily Grierson’s to kill Homer Barron is because she is going through a rough life, and she prefers to be with a dead man, rather than being by herself. First; Homer was going to deceive Emily, by marrying her.