Through analyzing Hamlet’s word choice, imagery, and tone it will be proven that his desexualiztion of his mother is the reason why he cannot love but only lust over Ophelia. Marrying Claudius, the king’s brother, is in fact the most treacherous sin in Hamlet’s eyes. This sin “makes marriage vows as false as dicers ' oaths,” and by the way these words are written it could be assumed that his tone expresses distrust of the words of gamblers (scene 3.4). Hamlet desexualizes his mother as a way to in turn desexualize all women and make him sexually invulnerable to pain, regret, and unfaithfulness that is presumably caused by all women. Inevitable Hamlet suppresses his sexual desires for Ophelia because there is no reason to trust women when Gertude had easily broken her vows to her husband as easily as she said
Hamlet continually criticizes her incestuous liaison with his uncle, her brother-in-law, and uses her connections with his uncle in order to further his plan to have revenge on his uncle. In other Shakespearian plays, the male characters usually have respect for the women that they are associated with; in Hamlet, however, Shakespeare chooses to instead portray women more realistically. At the time when this play was written, it was very common for women to be used merely as pawns for either their fathers, brothers, husbands, or lovers. This shows Shakespeare’s deviation in this play from his characteristic style of writing-it questions that very style in which his other plays were written. Ophelia, as the protagonist’s love interest, generally would occupy a role in which the main character would be openly smitten with her.
However, the actions of Juliet’s father re-valids the argument because he told Juliet, who she was going to marry and when she says no to his opposition, he becomes enraged at her. Showing the power dynamics between the two characters and Juliet’s power in her society. Romeo and Juliet also exposes how women are forced into being feminine. Due to the fact that only one character, The Nurse, shows any type of masculine traits and when they are shown it is for comedic effect. This classic play exposes many issues within society that second wave feminist tried to
“After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear / That he is too familiar with his wife. / He hath ... ... middle of paper ... ...his time with Desdemona. Although in reality Iago was talking to him about Bianca. Throughout the entire play of Othello, Iago uses manipulation to create situations in which Desdemona looks like she is cheating on her husband. He does not care who he hurts in the process, but his main goal is to destroy Othello’s relationship and get the position of Lieutenant.
It is seen that women in the Elizabethan era do not have a much free will and the women depend on men for telling them how they should act. Hamlet reacts to Ophelia’s betrayal by mentioning that, “Or, if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool, for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell” (3.1.127-130). 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.
Cinthio seems to repressive woman role by her no correcting her husband ways. Emilia is loyal both to Desdemona and her husband. Emilia feminism is in reply to Desdemona if wife cheat on their husband. “Yes, a dozen: and as many to th’vantage as would…it is their husbands’ faults” (IV.III.83-85) and so Emilia understand that woman have the same desire as men but also how Iago treats her in an abusive. Shakespeare also gives the prosetute a name that the captain was with; Bianca is given more identity then just a prosetute almost she introduce the handkerchief to Othello, Cassio and Iago.
Astell points out that the marriages with money but no love led to the horrific life of a depressed wife and a life of lust for the husband with other woman. William Congreve shows an audience in 1700 during the premier of the play The Way of the World that a poor marriage leads to unfaithful lust outside of the marriage and those strict rules when inheritance and society are concerned led women to marry men they otherwise would not. Also, marriages stay together when they should be separated or never married at all. Astell's ideas are also portrayed in Samuel Pepys's Diary. Pepys constantly cheats on his wife.
It can be heavily assumed that she knew of his wicked ways, but only seen him as her loving husband. Gertrude seemed to not hold the ability to think deeply about the situation at hand, and she ran straight into the Antagonist’s arms. Having the mental capability to assess a tragic situation and to figure out the suitable actions was something Gertrude lacked. Additionally, in Act One Scene Five the ghost of Hamlet’s father says “So to seduce, won to his shameful lust the will of my most virtuous queen.” The Ghost illustrates the picture of a woman who was loyal to her husband, but was seduced by his brother. For one to be seduced by the brother of one’s love, the mental proficiency to repress the advances must be moderately low.
This shows that Brabrantio thought his daughter to be unacceptable of choosing a husband ... ... middle of paper ... ...n the play are tragically the ones who suffer the most. Due to the way they were viewed and treated at the time of the play they were basically helpless. Desdemona was made to stand by and watch as the relationship with her beloved husband Othello deteriorated. She was the first to die but the most innocent. Emilia got caught between respecting her husband and being loyal to her mistress.
The Queen in return and sent on a quest. Chaucer is too saved by a woman; he was saved by the woman he was accused of raping, Cecilia Chaumpaigne and his dead wife, Philippa. Expressed in Chaucer’s writing the knight felt scared for his life and Chaucer for his reputation and marriage. Against other critics that say Chaucer was misogynistic throughout the poem, Chaucer is actually figuring himself out and correct his wrong doings committed but, living it vicariously with the knight in the