This statement reveals what the society believes what is natural and what is unnatural. To the society, "natural" is when a women complies to their husbands and fathers wishes, but it's unnatural for a women to do anything else. Women are referred to as property, clearly stated when Desdemona's father angrily calls Othello a "theif" (scene...line..). Here, Brabantio addresses Desde... ... middle of paper ... ...es not see her as a wife material and this explains why he shows no commitment towards her. Bianca knows she deserves much better than the way Cassio treats her and this is prove when she leaves him.
In other words, she is grateful to her father for what he has given to her but will stand by the side of her husband, as any women should. Even while Othello is accusing her of having an affair with Cassio, and insulting her calling her a whore, her responsibility of standing by her man and trying to understand him still remains. As angered as she may be with what he just called her, she questions him politely, as to why he is saying ... ... middle of paper ... ... The role these women had to take on in this play, was probably not to far from the way it really was for women during that time, and for some couples, the way it is today. I would hate to think that men can still have this philosophy, but I know it still exists.
“the patriarchal forces that have impeded women’s efforts to achieve full equality with men,” is present in Victorian society as well as in Jane Eyre. Early in Jane’s life women are put in a position in which exert their standards of what women s... ... middle of paper ... ...ated society. Jane also shows how independent she is by seeking work even after marriage and refusing to conform to the typical Victorian woman: dependent and obedient to men. In the end Jane wins, in a sense, over a man; she defies the natural order of society when Rochester must become dependent on Jane. In closing Jane Eyre is a story of how a strong woman overcomes the unfair and unequal societal norms of the Victorian era and is rewarded with the equality and independence she fought so hard for.
This is why he calls her a "disobedient wretch", because she had not obeyed her father. This doesn't mean that she is a disobedient person though, because she has been trying to obey her parents as much as possible, and happily goes along with her fathers advice in the first Act, about considering Paris to marry. We are made to feel sorry for Juliet as nothing is going right for her and she has no one to turn to. Although her father may have a point in saying that she has not obeyed him, who is to say that she has to. So this should not be taken as an insult because Juliet has done nothing wrong in her eyes.
On one hand people were saying that what the Queen did was wrong because she shouldn't have someone to talk to her son but that she should do it for herself. And on the other side of the arguement, people were saying that they would talk to their friend for the parent but not if they were going to get paid. I don't think that Hamlet is crazy, I feel that he just needed to get his thoughts to gether because he was still trying to comprehend that fact that his mother got married to his uncle and she didn't even seem to care about what he felt. What is the cause of someone being insane or who?
Desdemona is an important female character as she displays strong traits to prove her power as a woman throughout the play. She is able to choose her husband instead of being arranged one, this is evident by Othello’s quote, “For she had eyes and chose me” (I, iii, 195). Desdemona also demonstrates her courage by speaking against her noble father, Brabantio, in respect of her mother’s action in order to justify her engagement with Othello. As what she said, “And so much duty as my mother showed to you, preferring you before her father, so much I challenge that I may profess due to the Moor my lord” (I, iii, 184-189). With this courage of hers, Desdemona has not only successfully convinced her father for the marriage, but also showed her power to disprove what was judged as the bewitched love.
As we consider these roles, we can look at Antigone who goes against the established expectations of the woman’s role of the time and stands up to Creon when she thinks he is being wrongful. Creon thinks that women should never disobey men; should a woman stand up against a man, he is inferior to the woman (pp 209). Antigone defies the King’s edict of civil law by following God’s law, burying her brother on two different occasions (pp 208). The first time she buried him was to keep her mind at ease because Creon would not allow anyone to bury him. The second instance was because the wind blew the dirt off her brother, after which Antigone decided to bury him for the second time.
Her inability to react to Tom's extramarital affairs indicates that she understood her position as a wife required that she accept her husband's unfaithfulness, despite her internal turmoil. In the climax of the novel, Daisy must choose between Tom and Gatsby. Remaining married to Tom would imply she accepts the norms, while running off with Gatsby would mean breaking them. When Gatsby asks Daisy to profess their love in front of Tom, she stops and thinks without acting the same instant. An aggravated Gatsby orders her to continue, despite her "perceptible reluctance."
Emilia speaking out about the scheming of Iago directly disobeys his demanding of her to silence her tongue, as she is not to go against her husband. Rather than st... ... middle of paper ... ... Emilia’s breaking point of outcry in which she is no longer capable of seeking her husband’s affection after consistently being thrown aside when she is aware of what he has caused. Had he given her his affection as she so desperately longed for there is a realm of possibility that Emilia may not have spoken out against her husband, Iago. Iago has a keen sense of what any given person is capable of and most notably how he may outwit them. The only character that Iago underestimates is his wife, Emilia.
Nothing that she says or does is a representation of herself but mostly that of her father. Ophelia’s cruel actions towards Hamlet, which go against her feelings for him, demonstrate her obedience to her father. In the beginning of the play, Ophelia tells her father that she likes Hamlet but her later actions sacrifice these personal feelings under the order of her father. She does as her father says regardless of how it could affect her own life. In particular, Ophelia agrees not to see Hamlet anymore after the request from her father: “I shall obey, my lord...”(act 1, scene 4).