Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth. The next morning Malcom and Donalbain flee the country because t... ... middle of paper ... ...lusion one example of light is when Lady Macbeth finds out that King Duncan is coming to the castle. She says that she wants the darkness to cover her for when King Duncan is murdered. She makes Macbeth murder Duncan because he looks too much like her father when he sleeps. Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return.
Even though Diamant’s story is fictionalized, there is truth in showing that women did exist, that there was a very important role played by women of that time period, and in showing the power and strength of women in a way that can never be forgotten. Images inspired by Diamant’s work flooded my conscious. Perhaps I was experiencing flashes of my rememory, my collective unconscious coming to life on the paper in front of me. However, it was not just The Red Tent providing me with stimulation, but other works such as Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, Mary Oliver’s “The Fish,” Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party” and The Book of Genesis. Each work embodied themes of childbirth and motherhood to self-love and social standing, in which I could find connections that affected me creatively.
When the knight goes home, Virginia is so distrought that she decides to “ die as a madian.” Virginia convinces her father to kill her with his sword. Virginius cuts off his daughters head and and bring it to the court. Appius orders that the knig... ... middle of paper ... ...usbands who sexually satisfy their wives. This tale gives one the feminist-like expression that if men give up the social power over their wives, both will have a happy marriage. It seems that the speech about nobility coming from God is really coming from the opinion of the Wife of Bath.
Medea’s trial begins in Corinth as she stands in front of the civilians who plan to testify against her due to the royal deaths. The citizens plead Medea culpable of slaughtering her children and sending poisoned gifts to the royals. The nurse testifies against Medea portraying her as a dreadful person before the court stating Medea “hates her children” (l.43). Moreover, the nurse describes Medea as a “terror” which reflects that “there’s no way to be her enemy and come out as a victor” (ll.50-51). The judge considers that the nurse recalls Medea’s words “I’ve suffered so much” and “O children, accursed, may you die” which reflects Medea’s intention to get revenge on Jason by killing their children (ll.118-119).
Due to this depression and the wrong treatment, the narrator ends up murdering her husband John with an axe. In Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, a women named Mrs. Wright murders her husband, Mr. Wright thanks to revenge. Both of these story share many commonalities, and all follow the system of cause and effect to accomplish the end of their husbands.
Lastly, Grendel’s mother is describes as “Monstrous hell-bride” (1259) and whose son is just as monstrous and deadly as her: Grendel w... ... middle of paper ... ... threat to mankind, and having power. However we can also compare that to the role of the Queen that is respected and admired by her people. Whereas Alisoun, she speaks freely about her five husbands and sexual experiences and having power over men; also the old women in The Wife of Bath’s Tale, who gets what all women desire, power and mastery over their husband. Some roles of women are meant to be good or evil, however some women will not be what the perfect women is, and may outshine a man. Work Cited Greenblatt, Stephen, and M. H. Abrams.
“Medea,” a play by Euripides, depicts the difficulties that befall women and how their suffering from mistreatment, turned her to commit violent and terrible transgressions. Medea’s display of ceaseless demoralized actions lead to the death of nearly her entire family. The text depicts powerless women that live under the rule of their husbands in a male dominated society. Medea rises against societal norms during this time by her strong belief in her own ideas, she rises to power, and begins to challenge the idea of a strong, heroic character. The character Medea shows great power by rejecting her gender role that society placed her in.
Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, takes part in the murder of King Duncan and Portia, Brutus’s wife, and Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, because of their worries for their husbands both tries to confront them in their own way. William Shakespeare structures the women in his play very differently from the women during his time. There are many differences between Lady Macbeth, Calpurnia, and Portia, but at the same time there are also many similarities between the three. The Lady Macbeth from the beginning of the play seems remarkably similar to Portia in that they’re both strong-willed women ahead of their own time unlike Calpurnia. Lady Macbeth wishes herself to be a man, “Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty…” (Macbeth 1.5.30-44).
A frame tale is a smaller tale inside of a larger story. In the Prologue of The Thousand and One Nights, The King named Shahrayar witnessed his very unfaithful wife by making love with another man. Because of this eventful tragedy, Shahrayar decides to have his wife killed because of her unfaithful acts. The man that killed his wife, named Vizer, once the dead was done by killing his wife, Vizer had a new job which was to find a new women to sleep with each night. Every morning the woman is killed after she sleeps with the king by Vizer.
This character represents the virtuous and perfect things in which society bestows upon the women of this time, giving great power to beauty and fortune. Although these charac... ... middle of paper ... ...r Gawain and the Green Knight and Lanval are distant representations of real women in this time period. Society plays an important role in stereotyping women based on their good and evil nature as well as, their actions towards men. Even though this separation might sometimes be true, it is the perfect virgin that will always be a symbol of excellence and strength. The relationship between perfection and flaw is checkered throughout history, becoming a frequent comparison in many medieval works.