The mention of her three positions shows her as generous and powerful, causing her troops to respect and admire her. The listing of the three characteristics of her... ... middle of paper ... ...age of the queen actually picking up a weapon and marching into battle with her troops. The importance of this image is that it encourages the troops to pledge their loyalty to their queen who seems willing to fight alongside them. The queen also scorns those who "dare to invade the boarders of my [the queen's] realm." This creates an image of the pending invasion in the minds of her people.
All of these led to Elizabeth conducting herself appropriately with foreign advisors and communicating easily with her subjects. Thoug... ... middle of paper ... ...n the arts during the “Elizabethan age”. She also led the country in defeating the Spanish Armada, one of the country’s best military achievements. The country was once again a strong nation and regained credibility as a forceful European power under Elizabeth’s rule (Great Women Rulers 2). Elizabeth left behind an enormous legacy, as well as multiple titles.
The Dame can be seen as a Monarchical figure through her demands on rip. ‘What courage can withstand the ever-during and all-besetting terrors of a woman’s tongue?’ This quote suggests that the Dame’s tongue is a continual source of trouble for Rip; from this the one can infer that the Dame is a symbol for Great Britain’s taxation on goods going to and from the colonies and also the sustained British military presence through out colonial territories. Moreover, if one sees the Dame as a monarch, Rip can be seen to be representative of the colonists who seek to escape authority and live by their own rules. ‘He was fain to draw off his forces, and to take to the outside of the house-the only side which, in truth, belongs to a henpecked husband.’ This quote illustrates the power the Dame has over Rip and how he is forced out of society and into the wilds for solace. The word ‘forces’ has militaristic undertones and creates a sensation of hierarchy with the Dame at its peak.
Later in the sentence, Queen Elizabeth used the phrase “enemies of my God” in the conclusion of her speech. She used a powerful word to connect with the troops by juxtaposing her and their anger toward Spain, emboldening them to challenge the expected invaders. Queen Elizabeth’s impacting usage of diction gave the soldiers the will to fight, fulfilling the purpose of the speech. Queen Elizabeth masterfully used imagery in her speech to boost the soldier’s morale and gain loyalty and respect as a woman leader. In the beginning of the speech, Queen Elizabeth said, “Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects”.
The Queen targets her audience’s emotions in hopes of discouraging any future foes from challenging her position on the throne. Elizabeth speaks to her prideful and ambitious audience of potential rivals from a pedestal making haughty threats and criticisms to breed fear and submission. In the last two lines of the poem Elizabeth makes the most staggering threat of all, “My rusty sword through rest shall first his edge employ/ To poll their tops that seek such change of gape for future joy.” Although not normally prone to violence, Elizabeth proclaims her thirst for the blood of those that seek to challenge her. The Queen uses courageous, combatant language like that of rusty sword blades and headless enemies, to spawn feelings of fear and frighten her foes into accor... ... middle of paper ... ...ower is futile. The same joy that clouds the mind of eager men turns sour and forces them into repentance.
Before you can imagine the life of queen Victoria you have to imagine a young women that came from a family that believed that hard work and politicos... ... middle of paper ... ...hreats as long as she could? Queen Victoria is a queen that will always be remember for her truth, inspiration, industrial change, up lifting the middle class and being the model for Britain, the queen impacted the government in Britain and when she let her royal duties go the government ran smoothly and eventually evolved peacefully to modern form (Rompalske, D. (1998). No she was not perfect she was human and had feelings she had to protect herself and her family, the queen did what she could do and changed history by doing so. The queen stayed away in her later life many say she was depressed and she died January 22,1901 at the age of 81 when the queen died she was the most famous women in the world (Rompalske, D. (1998). Now that you have learned about the great queen do you think you could be queen for a day and would you be able to handle the royal duties?
The novel depicts this construct of gender identity through society by molding Grace to believe women are subordinate and need to get married and be good housewives to be successful. This construct is seen through emotion as women who are emotional are seen as “abnormal” and sent to asylums, while men had to power to do so. The societal construct of gender identity was seen as men were to bask in their sexuality and be assertive, while women were to be passive and suppress their sexuality. Mrs. Humphrey challenged this construct as she was assertive and the instigator. Lastly, the societal construct of gender identity was challenged through Grace’s mother as she took over the males position of being the provider.
In Elizabethan times, women were stereotyped to be weak and fragile. However, Lady Macbeth refutes this stereotype through her striving ambition and skills of manipulation. When she first heard of Macbeth’s foreseen becoming of king, Lady Macbeth became ambitious in the sense that she would have done anything for her husband to obtain this position. This ambitious behaviour had driven her to call upon evil spirits “that tend on mortal thoughts [to] unsex [her]... and fill [her with]... direst cruelty” (1.5.44-46). The women of this time were expected to only act upon order from men.
Before we move to the main argument, there is a question to be answered: what did it mean to be masculine or feminine in the Elizabethan era? Russ McDonald's The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare is an excellent source in making this distinction. According to McDonald, women were expected to concern themselves with marriage and motherhood only, and to submit themselves to their fathers and then their husbands in all ways. Considered "weaker vessels," women were not held to have either "strength or constancy of mind." Subordination, submission, and skill in caregiving were valued in women, and they we... ... middle of paper ... ...ligent, and sometimes vicious character, in her society it is not acceptable for her to be a strong, intelligent, vicious woman.