By her heroic disregard for death she gives the only ‘proof’ there can be of Desdemona’s innocence: the testimony of faith. (145) At the outset of the play Iago persuades the rejected suitor of Desdemona, Roderigo, to accompany him to the home of Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, in the middle of the night. Once there the two awaken the senator with loud shouts about his daughter’s elopement with Othello. In response to the noise and Iago’s vulgar descriptions of Desdemona’s involvement with the general, Brabantio arises from bed and, with Roderigo’s help, gathers a search party to go and find Desdemona. Once that Brabantio has located Othello, the general stands wit... ... middle of paper ... ...lling her.
Why disobey her husband and risk his fury? It would not do any good. This is what men are like. But Desdemona dead sweeps away all such generalities and all caution. At this sight, Emilia though ‘the world is a huge thing’ finds that there is a thing she will not do for it.
At the outset of the play Iago persuades the rejected suitor of Desdemona, Roderigo, to accompany him to the home of Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, in the middle of the night. Once there the two awaken the senator with loud shouts about his daughter’s elopement with Othello. This is the initial reference to the role of women in the play – the role of wife. In response to the noise and Iago’s vulgar descriptions of Desdemona’s involvement with the general, Brabantio arises from bed. Iago’s bawdy references to the senator’s daughter present a second role of women – that of illicit lover.
Hamlet himself is deeply troubled by what he views as his mother's betrayal of his father and refuses to appear cheerful. He is very excited to be told of the ghost and plans to meet with it that night. Laertes bids farewell to his sister, Ophelia, and his father, Polonius, who is a royal counsellor. Both men warn Ophelia against the attentions of Prince Hamlet. Meanwhile, on the ramparts, the figure tells Hamlet that he is his father's ghost, that he was killed by Claudius and that he wants Hamlet to take revenge.
Lady Macbeth rejects her femininity and thought of belonging to any gender at all in order obtain power to end Duncan’s life. After receiving a letter from Macbeth, Lady Macbeth senses that Macbeth has to murder Duncan to attain power and she is immediately skeptical of his abilities to commit murder. She tells Macbeth, “What thou art promised: yet I do fear thy nature;/ It is too full o' the milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great;/ Art not without ambition, but without/ The illness should attend it: what thou wouldst highly,” (Shakespeare I.v.14-18). Lady Macbeth is expressing her concern that Macbeth has too much kindness, or womanliness, to kill Duncan. However, she is also aware that she cannot commit the murder herself because as a woman, she is too kind, too weak, and too womanly.
By cowardly trying to surrender, Macbeth exemplifies the female trait of cowardice because he does not want to die an honorable death and would rather live in disgrace. He is obviously scared of his death. Overall, Macbeth defies gender roles by being the inferior one in his marriage and showing timidity in
If they thought something bad could be happening, they would talk to that friend and tell them what they think and how it should be resolved. No real friend would jump to conclusions and make such a drastic decision as killing that person. Brutus also did not value his wife, Portia. He was never home for her and, eventually, part of her suicide was linked to this. To drive her to suicide was a very selfish act on Brutus’ part.
The wife enjoyed the lovely man contrary to the perception held by people against him. One day he was travelling for business in a distant country and left his wife in charge of everything except a small cubicle in the house which she was not allowed to open but she disobeyed, opened and found the dead bodies of his past wives. On return, the key to the cube which was blood stained was requested by the husband but the clever wife played tricks but finally gave it to him. He pronounced a similar fate as then former wives to this wife. She was given a moment to pray but the wife contacted her sister to ask her brothers to come in haste.
But, in the end, his resistance is no match for Lady Macbeth’s domineering jabs. However, if the conventional gender roles were in place, then Macbeth would have ended the conversation with the aforementioned statement. Moreover, he would not kill Duncan, and would not die a horrible and tragic death. Also, Lady Macbeth would not commit suicide do to the extreme guilt sh... ... middle of paper ... ...rs enter and declare, “He’s [Macduff] a traitor”(4.2.83), the son immediately defends him, which prompts the murderer to stab the boy, and then continue to chase the mother (the scene ends with the mother being chased and it is later revealed that she is killed). But, is one analyzes the turn of event one realizes that this is all a ramification of Macbeth’s non-conventional relationship.
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.