What Is Gender Equality In Shakespeare

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"A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian said. Nowadays, gender equality becomes a popular topic; however, the rootstock of inequality between men and women took root since several years ago even in fiction. Shakespeare’s sister, by the name of Judith, is a fictional character that created by Virginia Woolf. Did Shakespeare have a sister? We do not know; however, if she did exist, she would be unnoticed. She definitely existed in fiction that Virginia Woolf describes a story about Shakespeare and what if he had a sister. What kind of life would she have? Would she get high level of education as same as her brother? Would she be a playwright like her brother if they had same talent? Virginia Woolf imagined Judith in “Shakespeare’s Sister” which is a story about how women are treated and what types of opportunities they have in the Elizabethan Age compared to men. During the time of Shakespeare, his sister…show more content…
Shakespeare’s sister, Judith, was Virginia Woolf’s demon, she had an arranged marriage which could not be disagreed; her thoughts were not valued for men; she would not be allowed to go to school, be in theaters or write anything. As a woman, she would be expected to do housework, follow the family’s rules and do any activities that a woman should do. Judith would have no opportunity to get the same things that Shakespeare got. Therefore, if Shakespeare had a sister and she grew up as he did, she would not have the chance to experience the same things just because of her
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