The purpose of the confron... ... middle of paper ... ...eems unable to think for herself. She is closed minded to the fact that her new husband murdered her former husband. Despite her blindness, she loves her son and wants to protect him as well. By not listening to Hamlet, she herself is poisoned by Claudius on accident. In the end, Ophelia, Claudius, King Hamlet, Laertes, Polonius, Gertrude, and Hamlet all end up dead.
While the witches in the play provide the motivation for Duncan’s betrayal, they never instruct Macbeth to take his cousin’s life, yet Lady Macbeth does. Also, while Macbeth physically stabs his leader, it is only because of the instruction and manipulation of his wife. From as soon as she knows of the prophecies of the witches, Lady Macbeth is convinced that the king must die. Lady Macbeth is the most responsible for the death of King Duncan.
In accordance, Lavanza through her mother’s death wish complies to marry Victor Frankenstein. However, she is sees him going through a rough time and with caution confesses her love for him. Even as she confesses she goes in the weak role of giving Victor the choice to walk away from her life and marry another girl if he wishes too. Thus, the weak role of women is evident through Elizabeth Lavanza’s passivity. In comparison to Elizabeth Lavanza, Elizabeth Proctor also exemplif... ... middle of paper ... ...t because she still loves her husband.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein employs all of the literary standards of the gothic horror novel. Nightmares, murder, monsters, and madness are just some of the devices that rear their ugly heads within the narrative. But there is an added element which makes the doubly horrifying to any unsuspecting feminist who might decide to pick up this classic, and that is the strict division of gender roles that are assigned to the novel’s characters. The domestic circle that the Frankenstein family represents might be more shocking to some feminists than Victor’s own hideous progeny itself. This is truly a novel of oppressive gender extremes.
We often say there is no love other than mothers love but the character of Duchess conflict that. Duchess of York is very vague character, confused in way and mother of monstrous. She seems very patient with Richard III at the being of the play; nonetheless explore her hatred at the end of the play. She is a widowed mother, of Clarence, King Edward IV and Richard III. Duchess of York has very bad relationship with her son due to his erroneous action during the play, Richard has committed crimes, and killed the closest people to him and others just to achieve kingdom and be next in the throne.
Towards the end of the play, Hamlet becomes enraged and accuses his mother for marrying his uncle in such a short time after his father’s death. The incestuous relationship suggest that his mother might have been involved in her husband’s murder, which is more reason to kill Claudius. Gertrude is a loving figure that is unable to understand Hamlet’s delicate state. Her way of solving problems is by isolating those that confront her, instead of analyzing her own mistakes and owning up to them. When Hamlet walks into his mother’s bedroom, he kills Polonius who is hiding behind the arras, and compares the murder to his mother’s guilt.
After her death, her father never forgave her; he alienated her as if she was an orphan. Therefore Shelley makes an urgent request to her readers ... ... middle of paper ... ...ke the monster, the author faced the world nearly alone. Although set side by side, Shelley literally proves that even the slightest guidance from her father made a difference between ending up ordinary or outlandish. In other words, the creature would not have behaved the way he did if he had support from a parent. In conclusion, Shelley’s unparalleled perspective makes practical use of the real experience of an isolated child in Frankenstein through allusions and symbolism to show the catastrophic consequences when the social contract shackling parents and children together is destroyed.
She fled to France with him, and disowned herself from her family. It’s fascinating that she was responsible for the novel Frankenstein where women are given such little importance, due to the dominant male characters. Women are given no voice at all as the story is told by three male narrators, Walton, Victor and the monster, which is only a reflection of the position men had in all aspects of life, domestic, social, political and economic in the nineteenth century. Caroline Beaufrot the mother of Victor, is the first example we have of women’s subservience to their male counterparts. She had been caring for her ill father as ‘her time was more entirely occupied in attending him’ but when his death came she was left ‘an orphan and a beggar’.
Can you imagine Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, the great work of literature, without, for example, such female characters as Mrs. Margaret Saville, Elizabeth Lavenza, and Justine Moritz? In this case the novel will have no meaning. All the women help to develop the plot, and without them Frankenstein will lose its spirit. Although these heroines have a lot in common in their characters: they are all strong-willed, kind, careful, and selfless, at the same time, each of them is unique, and each plays her own role in the novel. Mrs. Margaret Saville is the woman to whom the narrator tells the story.
Elizabeth seems to be the aesthetic counterpart of Victor. His cousin Elizabeth lost her mother at a young age, Justine's mother in a sense abandoned her and Clerval's mother is not mentioned at all. So here we can see perhaps that Victor was in a unique vantage point in that he had experienced domesticity in his life through the efforts of his mother. Caroline Beaufort even in death is portrayed as self sacrificing, rather than see her adopted daughter suffer alone she wished to comfort and ease her pain even at the risk of getting ... ... middle of paper ... ...er-indulgence of their son they also created a monster of sorts. In conclusion Frankenstein can be read as a female critique of male ambition and showing the failings of a patriarchal society who undervalue a woman's role in society and more importantly a male's lack of understanding of what it means to be a mother.