In medieval history, women were mainly viewed as property. However beside the common misconception of their property role, they had their own beliefs and desiers and when granted the opportunity, lives. In Twentieth Century Interpretations of sir Gawain and the green knight, Cecily Clark states, “Apart from the minor point concerning pronouns of address, her style bears no resemblance to her husbands” (Clark 36). Most women would agree with clark in his saying that the only thing women have the same as their husbnds is their last name, which today isn’t always the case.
Women were also led on to believe that housewifery and motherhood were the only two occupations available to them. ...
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...y were empowering and showed that women have the ability to hold control over something as drastic as a knight’s quest. Women will always be masters of manipulation; however the exertion of the manipulation will evolve with society. Today, many women hold a position of power both inside and outside the home. However, most don’t realize that power is a privilege that can be revoked and take it for granted. This is unfortunate because women in medieval history couldn’t fathom having so much influence and authority. Morgana was among the few powerful women of her time, however now an increasing amount of women are granted a position of power in the workforce, in the home and even in society. One can predict that the number of potent women will increase with time, and this is a source of hope to other minorities who aspire to hold positions of power, just as women did.
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