Desdemona and Emilia can be perceived as a foil to each other because of their different beliefs for women’s roles in marriage. Her obedience toward her husband causes her to steal the handkerchief and give it to Iago, so he can falsely set Cassio up with it. Without Emilia, Shakespeare could not have exposed his view on women’s roles and marriage, and the storyline for his tragic play Othello could not have been achieved. Works Cited Shakespeare, William. Othello.
Rather than just being wild, rebellious and undesired, she becomes a character that the other women strive to take after. She suffers the hardships of “being tamed” while showing other women that they can be a bit rebellious and do not need to be fully tamed. This is best seen in the progression of her sister Bianca. At the beginning of the play she is the perfect child. Doing her studies, listening to her father and indulging her suitors, knowing that her duty as a woman is to marry once her sister is married.
Disregarding everyone who warns him of her shrewishness. Petruchio and Lucentio overcome several the obstacles until they both get the woman they desire. Sexism is portrayed in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew by using the role of women in society during the Renaissance Era. The first example of sexism portrayed in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is the identifying the label that society puts on Katherine. Katherine is sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, and prone to violence, particularly against anyone who tries to marry her.
Kate at the end of the play finally gets to express her opinio... ... middle of paper ... ...ion into a perfect wife is too quick Throughout the Taming of the Shrew women are perceived as second class citizens, constantly talked down to by men and in the case of Petruchio only married because of the dowry. Shakespeare presents women as both of the above, but I believe he is intentions was to demonstrate how women were treated in Elizabethan society. Shakespeare uses imagery to show how misunderstood women were by men and disguise as an idea of how real life marriage. Throughout the play we believe Kate to be the shrew however with her last speech it leaves the audience’s opinion changed and possibly favouring Kate but ridiculing Bianca, due the use of disguise. Shakespeare’s use of these two forms of imagery presents women in a realistic way which is hidden with the many plays in the Taming of the Shrew.
This means that she has control over many things going on around her, and having control means having power. Again, whether or not she knows she has this power is unknown, but either way she uses h... ... middle of paper ... ...to Bianca if they die before her. As the wealthy citizen, Baptista can afford to finance his daughters until he finds a suitable match for them. This works to his advantage because he can afford to keep Bianca until her elder sister, the “shrew” Katherina is made a sensible offer for marriage which is to the standards of Baptista. The purpose of this play was for Shakespeare to prove hat domineering women didn’t make it in the 16th century.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet centres on the relationship between two young protagonists, but much of what occurs during the play is as a result of the inequality between men and women. Juliet’s arranged marriage with Paris, as well as the ancient feud between Capulets and Montagues eventually contributes to the deaths of their children. In Act 1 Scene 2, Paris asks Capulet, ‘But now, my lord, what say you to my suit?’ which shows that Capulet and Paris are discussing Juliet’s possible marriage without consulting her, perhaps implying they think she is too naïve to decide on her future. They are arranging her marriage for her, which implies that men were very controlling of women’s lives, especially those of their daughters. The scene establishes how Juliet is subject to parental influence, and how she is very constrained since her father can force her to marry whoever he wants.
Katherina is not the only one in the play to undergo a transformation. Petruchio, in the beginning went to woo Katherina only for money. He was offered a dowry by Seignior Baptista to “get rid of” Kate so he could wed his younger daughter Bianca to one of her many suitors. By the end of the play, it is made clear that Petruchio too changed and had fallen in love with Kate. The relationship that they have at the end of the play is truly love.
Act3 scene2 Nurse is more serious and acts like family and is very loyal to the Capulets to the extent that she insults Romeo. The final scene Nurse is in act3 scene5 she thinks primarily of her self and advises Juliet to marry Paris, so her role is this scene is just as an employee of the Capulets.
Romeo and Juliet Character Study Juliet She's young, beautiful, independent, insightful, and in love. Although it's Juliet's physical appearance that first attracts Romeo, she is more than merely pretty. In her, Shakespeare crafts a heroine who not only chooses to think for her, but also has the courage to act independently. For modern audiences, it's this combination of beauty and strength of character that makes her so appealing. The first instance in which Juliet demonstrates independent thinking is when her mother asks her about the possibility of an engagement to a suitor named Paris.
She’s polite when she tells the nurse to be quiet saying, ‘stint thou too, I pray thee’. This gives the audience the impression that Juliet is well-mannered and obedient. However in the scene when we first meet her she doesn’t always mean what she says. Towards the end of Act one Scene three, when Juliet replies to Lady Capulet’s question, Shakespeare uses rhyme when she says, ‘ But no more will I endart mine eye/ Than your consent give strength to make it fly’. The use of rhyme is generally used to make the words less serious.