Hamlet is cruel to the extreme to all those who he feels are treacherous, not just to the women in his life. Hamlet expects his mother Gertrude to mourn for King Hamlet in the same way as he does, in "trappings and the suits of woe" (Hamlet, I, ii, 89). Instead, she marries Claudius shortly after the sudden death. Hamlet cannot understand how she could disrespect his father, especially since she so doted upon the King in life. He exclaims, "O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason / Would have mourned longer!"
The consequences of not committing to daughterly duties were serious, involving being disowned and deprived of a home. We can see evidence of this in ‘Othello’, where Desdemona goes against her father and marries a Moor. For a woman of her time, this was a very bold move as this was not socially acceptable or expected of a woman of her social class. Daughters were financially dependent on their fathers until passed over to their husbands, so when Desdemona married Othello, she was to fulfill h... ... middle of paper ... ...s that money isn’t enough to cross the social divide between himself and Daisy. Similarly Shakespeare’s Othello illustrates how jealousy can affect the way certain characters can react to situations throughout the play.
"Let me not think on 't; frailty, thy name is woman!" (I.ii.146). During his monologue, he is upset that his mother, Gertrude, was quick to remarry right after the death of his father - not to mention she remarried his uncle, Claudius, out of all people. This act of incest sickens him and he is disgusted at her actions when she and his late father were inseparable and now she is married to a man that is not even as great a leader and fighter as his father was. In regards to Ophelia, Hamlet is angry at how submissive she is when her father Polonius and brother Laertes order her to stay away from him despite the fact that they are ... ... middle of paper ... ... on sort of a male role in Act 1 where she calls him out on his manhood or lack thereof because he does not want to kill a virtuous and humble man with whom he has no problems.
This quote shows that even Juliet knows that she cannot be with Romeo because of the feud and because she knows her parents will not allow it. If the family feud had not existed, or her parents had been more accepting and lenient, Romeo and Juliet would have been married without resistance and they could have lived a long, fulfilled life together. In this case, it is not fate that denies her love for Romeo but rather her parents’ hatred towards the Montague
Firstly, Glouster breaks the chain by mocking Edmund’s mother: “Sir, this young fellow’s mother could; whereupon she grew round-wombed, and had, indeed, sir, a son for her cradle ere she had a husband for her bed. Do you smell a fault?” (I,i,12-15). Glouster belittles Edmund’s mother to Kent, ignoring Edmund’s presence. This foreshadows that Edmund will do something horrible in return. Secondly, from the first scene, King Lear makes a mistake that he will regret for the rest of the play till he dies.
MacBeth can not handle a daughter that portrays such qualities like her mother as she would be an equal threat to him. Through the fear of a challenge, MacBeth crumbles. Along with her potential, Lady Macbeth has a bursting confidence that leaves her husband disturbed. When MacBeth forgets to leave the daggers at the scene of the murder and refuses to return them out of fear, his wife does so herself. She compares his actions to those of a child while using her preferred way of addressing her husband, by calling him a coward.
It is seen that women in the Elizabethan era do not have a much free will and the women depend on men for telling them how they should act. Hamlet reacts to Ophelia’s betrayal by mentioning that, “Or, if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool, for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell” (3.1.127-130). Ophelia is losing Hamlet’s trust due to her dependency on Polonius and Claudius when she shares Hamlet’s private love letters with Polonius and obeying his advice to stay away from Hamlet.
In “Hamlet” Claudius the King of Denmark kills his own brother King Hamlet. Queen Gertrude who is King Hamlet’s ex wife and Hamlet Prince Of Denmarks mother later goes on and gets remarried to Claudius which is extremely awkward. Hamlet is full of envy for his Uncle’s conniving character and disgusted in his mothers sexual desire. Gertrude completely loves Hamlet but she is a frail woman who seeks affection and status rather than integrity or truth. The ghost of King Hamlet calls her his “most seeming virtuous queen” he then tells Hamlet to “Leave her to Heaven, and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” Indicating she has reason to be found at fault, that she is not innocent.
In the first act King Lear commands his daughters to profess their love to him as payment for their part of the kingdom. The conflict starts when Lear’s youngest daughter Cordelia refuses to respond to the king’s request, due to the fact that she does not want to lie to her father. Lear comes across as a very egotistical man who has to have everything his way. Therefore, due to Cordelia’s response it would make sense for him to become so enraged that he would ruin her marriage with Burgundy. Lear makes it very apparent that he wants all of Cordelias love and isn’t satisfied with Cordelia’s words which are not offensive, but hurtful to her father who desires all of her love.
Furthermore, Hamlet’s misogyny continues as he disrespects his own mother, as he states, “She married—O most wicked speed! To post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets” (1.2.156-57). Despite his uncle Claudius being half the relationship, he continues to solely blame his mother for the act. Hamlet continues to hurt others for no reason, disturbing natural order. Additionally, Hamlet murders people for no good reason.