Goneril and Regan show superior strength as strong women by being deceitful and cruel towards their father, husbands and finally each other, but their behavior caused everything to happen with dirty intentions, leading to their downfall of power and death (Teach). Shakespeare appears to paints all empowering women as conniving, selfish and evil. Well, "if the shoe fits," Goneril and Regan wear it
She acts shrewish because she feels inferior to her younger sister who has three suitors. Katherina acts like a shrew most of the time because it is the only way she knows how to get anyone's attention, positive or negative. Katherina has a great desire for a husband to love and care for her. She is lucky that her father will not let Bianca get married because if this happens, Kate will be forgotten and would never get married. Kate is fortunate enough to have a rich father because somebody is bound to marry her because of her worth.
The two characters also make the same kinds of mistak... ... middle of paper ... ...that all of the great qualities Knightly possess are the reasons why she has fallen in love with him. With all of these similarities of story it is easy for one to see how Clueless is a modern take Emma. The novel was quite popular in its time and remains to be so today making it every writer's dream steal for it assured success. Heckerling accomplished that goal quite well by making the main characters so similar. Both Cher and Emma have become overly focused on their own good qualities, they are unable to accurately judge those around them, and they both experience the same romantic troubles.
Some of the characteristics that The Taming of the Shrew includes is that the play ends on a happy note, where Katherine has been tamed, each women in the play is happily married, but it also has a heavy focus on the marriages between the couples and their relationships and those relationships after their respective weddings. While some of Shakespeare’s other comedies, like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, concludes in the marriages. In addition to that, there is a lightheartedness to it that contrasts some of his later plays like Macbeth or Hamlet (Crowther). For example, there is no tragic hero in The Taming of the Shrew, only a clear discrepancy in societal roles, rather than in Macbeth there wasn’t as much of a distinction between classes, but a focus on the main character and his flaws and mistakes that was making and how that was affecting the outside
Her inner ruthless and cunning ways makes her reveal her absolute madness and her being the true villain that she is that would make her do the destructive things. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is the driving force of all the chaos in Macbeth’s life. She is the backbone for all the betrayal , values power over human life, and she is not very supportive of her husband when everything is all said and done. It’s very clear that Macbeth generally has the final say in most of the gruesome killings in the play. But, who is the conniving, wicked, and bloodthirsty female shadow who is the backbone to this mass destruction?
She laments the gloomy despair into which she has fallen. During this exchange she reveals to the chorus that she intends to devise a plan to break up the marriage and seek revenge against Jason. She explains that while most women would not stand up to for themselves, she will not remain defenseless: “but, when once she is wronged in the matter of love, No other soul can hold so many thoughts of blood.” In this scene Medea is not speaking calmly or reasonably. She is undoubtable distraught, and her thoughts and actions are being controlled by her hatred. The ... ... middle of paper ... ...om a hateful women, this monster, murderess of children?
In Taming of the Shrew Hortensio mentions that Katerina is a shrew, but Petruchio does not care because she is wealthy. Petruchio could have easily found another woman, but with money involved Petruchio does what he can to “win” her love by attempting to talk with Katerina and eventually takes his time to try and tame Katerina. “When Petruchio first meets Baptista, Petruchio inquires about the dowry, once Baptista replies, Petruchio immediately demands to sign the contract. Baptista tells Petruchio to first win her love. Petruchio acts and has a one to one debate with Katerina, Petruchio does not win her love but tells Katerina he will marry her anyways, resulting in Petruchio tricking Baptista in winning Katerina’s love” (Shakespeare, Act 2 Scene 1 Lines 110-308).
He gives the character of the shrew multidimensional qualities so that she is not merely the conventional creation of the medieval and renaissance anti-feminist. Kate has good reason for her shrewish disposition, and indeed one wonders whether Shakespeare's own preference might not have been for her, rather than for her sweetly tractable sister, Bianca. In addition to the taming theme there is also a carefully contrived composition of differing attitudes toward marriage, wooing, and wedding. First, Shakespeare shows the rough and tumble matching of Kate and Petruchio, a match founded on mutual respect by the end of the play. Second, in the matching of Bianca we have aspects of the mercenary modes of betrothal often practiced in Shakespeare's own day, though Bianca finally marries for love, not money.
All she wants is the money so she chose Tom so that instead of being define by society based on her personality, she will be judged only by her wealth- another mask. Myrtle, on the other hand, is a little different. She is married, but she’s having an affair with Tom. She ends up falling in love with Tom and according to page 34 her marriage to George was for the wrong reason, even though it was love. She says, “The onl... ... middle of paper ... ...ike his true self, the one she had fallen in love with before everything, things would have worked out in the end.
For instance the way in which Katherina is treated doesn’t always seem to be funny; instead it is quite cruel and degrading. “She eat no meat today, nor none shall eat; last night she slept not, nor tonight she shall not.” (Page 62, act 4 scene 1 line 182-183) Men saw marriage as a way to get rich; love didn’t even enter the equation. Padua is a rich area and therefore many suitors fled there in the hope of becoming wealthy. “I come to wive it wealthily in Padua,” says Petruchio. He asks outright, “Then tell me – if I get your daughter’s love, what dowry shall I have with her to wife?” (Page 37, act 2 scene 1, line 119-120) The husbands were given a dowry by the father of the daughter when they became married.