Everyone else will have to stay single. Get yourself to a convent, fast” (III.i.136-152). In this rage, he tells Ophelia that if she marries a smart man he will know that she will ruin their marriage, he tells her that he doesn’t want to marry her anymore, and to bring herself to a whorehouse. He looked down on Ophelia at this moment because she had upset him by following what her father had told her to do. Hamlet tells her these things to try and hurt her feelings even though he loves her, her is mad at her for listening to Polonius all the times.
Othello begins to question Desdemona about the whereabouts of the handkerchief, “ Is’t lost? Is’t gone? Speak, is it out o’ the way?”, hoping she will tell the truth of where it lies, with Cassio. Iago pushes Othello even more about Cassio having the handkerchief, “ And to see how he prizes the foolish woman your wife! She gave it him, and he hath given it his whore” (186-188).
“…she is a comfort of calamity…she is her husbands down bed…a saint in her heart…” Shakespeare in the Taming of the Shrew uses the idea of good and bad wife with Kate and Bianca. Kate seems to be the opposite of a perfect wife, “To cart her rather! She’s too rough for me” Gremio speaking to Baptista unfairly about Kate saying that she acts no better than a prostitute, Bianca, Shakespeare develops as being the perfect wife. “Sir to your pleasure…” Bianca is seen as the perfect. She in act one is seemingly attentive and polite playing the part of a good Elizabethan women, she wants the good things in life however may later on we see she may not be so keen to give back to her husband.
At the beginning of the play, Iago and Roderigo imply that Brabantio’s property it’s stolen by “thieves” (1.1.81) when referring to Othello marrying her Daughter. Furthermore, because Brabantio sees her daughter like a possession, she can only have one “lord of duty” (1.3.185) and acts as if he has passes his property to Othello. In addition to this, Othello refers to his marriage with Desdemona as “The purchase made” (2.3.10), implying buying a possession from Brabantio. In Act 5, Scene 2 Othello kills Desdemona, although it 's believed an act of jealousy, it can be considered that is because his “purchase made” (2.3.10) did not serve the purpose of a wife because “she was a whore” (5.2.146). Similar, Iago decides to kill Emilia because she is no good for his purposes anymore and betrays
Her inability to display either her emotional or sexual desires for Hamlet causes her to be hysterical and be in a melancholic state. In the closet scene, Ophelia meets with Hamlet to give back the love letters she has received from their relationship but unexpectedly was insulted by Hamlet. Once, she gives him the letters he is completely surprised and she tries to calm him down by telling him” My honored lord, you know right well you did… Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.” That she is sincerely telling him the truth and her feelings are sincere whereas his are feigned. Nevertheless, just as Hamlet tells Ophelia that she shouldn’t have believed him, he not only refuses to admit his feeli... ... middle of paper ... ...red and once Gertrude death happens the scene unravels. He figures out it is Claudius fault and forcefully makes him drink poison and asks for forgiveness with Laertes.
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. Moreover, Ophelia even plays a part in the plan to test Hamlet to see if he is insane just because the king and her father ask her to, not caring how would Hamlet feel. Because of these reasons,Hamlet is telling Ophelia that nunnery is the only place where she will be faithful and cause the least amount of damage. This quote also conveys a theme of betrayal in the play, where Ophelia betrays her true love, Hamlet.Therefore, the attitude towards woman in the Elizabethan era is the reason why Ophelia betrays Hamlet . After her father’s death, Ophelia emotionally goes mad and sings, “He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone.
Iago’s deceitful plan is continuing smoothly. Desdemona’s reputation of being unfaithful leads to her downfall. When she denies the scam that Iago put against her, Othello doesn’t even believe her. Near the beginning of the play, after Othello marries Desdemona, her own father, Barbantio, warns Othello. Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see.
Lady Henry, unfathomly dull and stupid, later files for divorce from her husband, putting her family in a scandalous situation. A smarter woman would not have risked so much to leave her only means of support. In addition, a scandal in Victorian times meant tha... ... middle of paper ... ... wants to believe he is acting. After Dorian tortures her with his words, she cries out, “Don’t go away from me. I couldn’t bear it.” (78) Even after seeing the cruel side of her true love, she blindly begs for him to return to her.
In William Shakespeare's play "Much Ado about Nothing" there are sharp contrasts between Hero and Beatrice in comparison to women during the Shakespearean period. Hero is the typical example of a woman during the Shakespearean period. Hero is depicted in the play as a morally upright woman of good keep, and she seem to be a very loving and warm person in comparison to her cousin Beatrice. However she is made out to be a whore by Claudio at her own expense on her wedding day. Beatrice is the heroine of the play; she possesses a quick wit and a quick tongue.