Goneril and Regan show superior strength as strong women by being deceitful and cruel towards their father, husbands and finally each other, but their behavior caused everything to happen with dirty intentions, leading to their downfall of power and death (Teach). Shakespeare appears to paints all empowering women as conniving, selfish and evil. Well, "if the shoe fits," Goneril and Regan wear it
(42-46) The audience immediately realizes that Lady Macbeth doesn’t want her conscience or compassion to halt her devious scheme. In this first soliloquy Lady Macbeth breaths vile and hate-filled words. This soliloquy defines Lady Macbeth as a power hungry woman willingly to go to all extremes to accomplish her evil plan. Lady Macbeth is obviously morally bankrupt. In her first soliloquy Lady Macbeth reveals her desire t... ... middle of paper ... ...art to the pensive audience.
He begins both tales drawing forth our contempt for the matters at hand, then ends both tales with images that arouse our pity. Throughout each story, our emotions sway between pity and disgust. Even though incest disgusts us, we sympathize with Byblis and Myrrha as they seek incestuous loves. Byblis' broken heart arouses our sympathy, yet Myrrha's "fulfilled heart" disgusts us. Ovid devalues our sympathy by showing how unstable we are with our emotions.
Likewise in ‘Salome’ she is revelled into her uncontrolled, baric state due to her ‘booze and the fags and the sex. Also ‘Head on a platter’ which portrays to us these murderous, homicidal actions and intentions ‘Salome’ is really capable of committing. This is similar to ‘The Laboratory’ because this resentful, envious woman somehow conceals her sinister planned intentions and goals which she is capable of accomplishin... ... middle of paper ... ...em is written in free verse and contains little rhyme, and the irregular number of beats in different lines reflects the emotional instability felt at the subject of the poem. In conclusion, the messages these poems tell are for example, ‘The Laboratory’ and ‘Havisham’, they show jealousy and envy towards an individual. ‘Hitcher’, ‘Stealing’ and ‘Salome’ are angry on life in general and take out their frustrations on innocent people.
Macbeth also refers to Lady Macbeth as his dear partner. Lady Macbeth is horrified by blood and during her sleepwalking soliloquy she refers to her little hand suggesting a delicate nature and stature by uttering this: "All the perfumes / of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand." (V, i, 43-44). All of this, however, does very little to soften her true nature. Lady Macbeth is sly and artful as she urges Macbeth to kill Duncan and she is particularly treacherous when she continually urges him to shake off his torments.
Lawrence evaluates Hester’s sin and the consequences upon her and others in the novel, exclaiming “But keep up the games, keep up appearances… Look out Mister, for the Female Devotee...Mind your Purity”, which is an impactful take on how Hester is able to manipulate others (Lawrence). With this statement, he warns men to beware of Hester Prynne, for she will rob them of all their innocence and goodness. In doing this, Lawrence has a critical tone, and chastises Hester for her wrongful actions. The use of this particular tone is a powerful way to demonstrate his opinion of Hester because it helps the reader to understand his exact feelings toward the subject. He is deeply critical of Hester and how she “bring[s] down the Sacred Saint… then stand[s] meek on the scaffold and fool[s] the world”, and deems her as the ultimate sinner (Lawrence).
Madame Defarge, on the other hand, does not just hate Lucie, but she hates the Manettes and all Evremondes. One would think that such a strongly fueled hatred would permit Madame Defarge to overpower Miss Pross, but, as the reader finds out, Miss Pross' determination to keep her darling "Ladybird" safe, from any harm that might come to her or her family, allows her to overpower and kill her enemy. This time, the power of good overcomes the power of evil due to Miss Pross' true love and dedication for Lucie. Another struggle between love and hate can be found within Monsieur Defarge. In this particular case, it is evil that eventually triumphs.
Her influence over her husband reveals his weaknesses and the weaknesses of men. Iago on the other hand is consumed with envy and seeks revenge over Othello. His consistent deceit and ease of manipulation allows us to see his amoral nature. Shakespeare allows the audience a connection to Iago, one finds themselves intrigued by his evil actions. Pointing to the evil we all have within us Shakespeare allows his audience to live through Iago.
We watch with pleasure as their horrible actions lead to their ultimate destruction. Lady Macbeth makes the choice to, as one source put it, lose her womanly virtues and become what she thinks is a man. It is this choice that leads to her unknowingly helping the witches in their desire to destroy Macbeth and ultimately her as well. She changes from a woman sure of these decisions to woman riddled with fear, corrupted in all possible manner – mind body and soul. Her ambition and power lead to her destruction.
A woman tricked him, and it seems that throughout the play his rage is entirely directed at women, which is most likely due to him wanting to feel emasculated. For him, the only way to regain his manhood is to prove that he does in fact have power over women, and rape is the easiest way to prove that. Blunt even proves his malicious intent by saying, “Oh, how I’ll use womankind hereafter! what would I give to have one of ‘em within my reach now! Any mortal thing in petticoats, kind Fortune, send me…(Behn 4.5.11-14)”.