This statement reveals what the society believes what is natural and what is unnatural. To the society, "natural" is when a women complies to their husbands and fathers wishes, but it's unnatural for a women to do anything else. Women are referred to as property, clearly stated when Desdemona's father angrily calls Othello a "theif" (scene...line..). Here, Brabantio addresses Desde... ... middle of paper ... ...es not see her as a wife material and this explains why he shows no commitment towards her. Bianca knows she deserves much better than the way Cassio treats her and this is prove when she leaves him.
She goes against her nature in loving Othello, by ignoring the obvious differences in many aspects, such as age, race, and status. Although Desdemona is the perfect woman, she is still subject to objectification by her husband, Othello. Being this figure of perfection, she adheres to the concept of the Elizabethan wife and husband relationship, by admitting to her father that she owes herself to Othello. In the Duke’s council chamber, she declares to her
Beatrice wants Hero to act more independent like herself in order to show her defiance towards gender roles. Shakespeare tries to say that women should have a say in their destiny. During Shakespeare’s time, women listened to their fathers, but Beatrice doesn’t listen to her uncle’s instruction unlike Hero. When Beatrice is asked if she wants a husband, she says “He that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him” (II.i.30). Beatrice sets such high standards in order to preserve her independence and prevent the loss of her liberty.
As she does not reply against him nor oppose to prove herself pure. She believed that by accommodating to Othello’s acts she will prove herself innocent and the death will revive her innocents. ‘So much I challenge that I may profess’ she expresses that’s she must be obedience to her lord as she accepts the mistreatment she encounters. By Shakespeare portraying Desdemona, as women whom lacks defensibly against her spouse, demonstrates the power men have been given for century over their wives. Due to Desdemona maturing in an environment that supports this behaviour she was punished for being truthful, causing her
Secondly, Lady Macbeth’s person... ... middle of paper ... ...h from gender roles of common men and women, slowly and subconsciously succumbing to her power over him. Actually, they appear to be the exact opposite. Lady Macbeth is dominant over her husband, and Macbeth evolves from a respected hero to a corrupt and insecure tyrant. Lady Macbeth then continued to contradict the passive behavior of women from this society by being excessively ambitious and having no moral values in making decisions for her husband. Lady Macbeth finally questioned the courage and manliness of Macbeth by coercing him and teasing him into make a decision that he himself was not sure about doing.
After saving her husband’s life and keeping the secret of a forgery that could potentially destroy her marriage, Nora discovers that her husband is not who she thinks he is when he turns on her as soon as his reputation is threatened. Through leaving her husband, Helmer, she aims to make a life for herself and become her own person rather than just her husband’s “doll.” Both of these women, Antigone and Nora, make choices that are unheard of for their time periods and that demonstrate the importance of equal relationships between women and men. Through Sophocles and Ibsen’s plays, women in modern times can understand how women are repressed and subservient to men in male-dominated societies. An understanding of the restrictions placed on women requires an analysis of the characters’ submission to men, the expectations placed upon them by society, and their search to find their inner voices through their struggles to be heard. The expectations placed on women by society ... ... middle of paper ... ...ce, and become independent women, even if they go against society’s or their male ruler’s wishes.
Cinthio seems to repressive woman role by her no correcting her husband ways. Emilia is loyal both to Desdemona and her husband. Emilia feminism is in reply to Desdemona if wife cheat on their husband. “Yes, a dozen: and as many to th’vantage as would…it is their husbands’ faults” (IV.III.83-85) and so Emilia understand that woman have the same desire as men but also how Iago treats her in an abusive. Shakespeare also gives the prosetute a name that the captain was with; Bianca is given more identity then just a prosetute almost she introduce the handkerchief to Othello, Cassio and Iago.
We become aware of Desdemona's determination when she marries Othello, despite accusations from Iago that she is under a spell and is deceiving her father. When her fiancé is accused of bewitching her, she immediately defends her love for him. "And so much Duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father, so much that I may profess due to the Moor my lord". Like many of Shakespeare's other female characters, Desdemona does not embody the stereotypical role of sixteenth century women. When Shakespeare wrote Othello, women had few rights and little power in society.
Towards the end of the story she explains to Othello how her husband asked her to steal the handkerchief from Desdemona She clearly states she know it is the right to obey her husband, but she was not going to support him in his wrong. She is one of the few in this time period to disobey their husband. Emilia is not the type of wife to support him in his wrong-doing. She stands up to her husband. Comparatively, men have and will always try to turn any situation to them.
She is resented as a threat to the bonds of men, an eventuality which will lead to the end of the Round Table. She is represented as a danger to the misogynist circle. Malory gives Guinevere a maternal character, whose love is expected to be impartial to her children, and in this case to her knights. By being the king’s wife, Queen Guinevere acquires a political and a symbolic duty in the kingdom, but this status does not exempt her from male’s contempt towards the female gender. All her attempts to improve her status are watered down by male rivalry.