• Antigone View Of Women
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    When Ismene says to Antigone, in Sophocles Antigone, Remember we are women. We re not born to contend with men, she is reflecting the mainstream view of women in early Greece, one that was shared by many and opposed by few. Women were treated as possessions, and thought to be greatly inferior than their male counterparts. Within such early Greek works as Pericles Funeral Oration, Oedipus the King, Antigone, and The Last Days of Socrates: the Apology, this popular opinion is displayed. Among thos...
  • Othello Values And Attitudes
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    ... ; a treason of the blood' (I... i. 160) and he feels that society's acceptance of Othello will reduce Venetian statesman to 'bond slaves and pagans' (I. ii. 99). He also believes that Desdemona could not love 'the sooty bosom of such a thing' (I. ii. 70). One who she feared 'To fall in love with what she feared to look on' (I. iii. 98). The idea of race developed as a way to explain social divisions in a society that thought it believed in equality. And what constitutes race has changed qu...
  • Theatre Studies Portfolio View Of Women
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    Throughout the year the texts we have studied have provided us with inspiration on the topic and themes of our devised drama. The texts we have studied in Theatre Studies have been Anton Chekov's "Three Sisters" and Sophocles' "Antigone", one of the three Theban plays. The link between these plays is the role of women and could be described as proto-feminist. "Antigone" shows us a woman who is prepared to go against the rule of the city and Creon, whom should be the dominant male in the play. "T...
  • Courtly And Uncourtly Views Of
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    Between the twelfth and fifteenth century, the form of the lyric was founded in and became very popular within England. Few of the lyrics that were composed remain in existence today. This is mainly due to the fact that these lyrics were transferred orally. This meant they were never printed or published. The ones we do have paint for us a vague but sufficient picture of life as it was in these times. Particularly they give us a peek into the lives of the women of the medieval era and how they w...
  • Othello Play Attitudes And Values
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    If Othello didnt begin as a play about race, history has made it one. The Venetian society that Othello is set in is representative of the writers context. The attitudes and values that Shakespeare reveals through the text are those same attitudes and values of Elizabethan society in England in the sixteenth-century. Although Othello is set in Venice and Cyprus, the attitudes and values shared in the text are probably reflective of the attitudes and values of Shakespeare's own society. It is dif...
  • The Treatment Of Women In Trifles
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    The Treatment of Women in Trifles 'Trifles,' a one-act play written by Susan Glaspell, is a cleverly written story about a murder and more importantly, it effectively describes the treatment of women during the early 1900 s. In the opening scene, we learn a great deal of information about the people of the play and of their opinions. We know that there are five main characters, three men and two women. The weather outside is frighteningly cold, and yet the men enter the warm farmhouse first. The...
  • Rights Of Women Men Classical Equals
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    A Comparison of the Status of Women in Classical Athens and Early Christianity Since the beginning of time the treatment of women has improved dramatically. In the earliest of times women were mere slaves to men. Today women are near equals in almost all fields. In 411 B. C. , when Lysistrata was written, men had many stunning advantages to that of their female counterparts. Although women's rights between 30 and 100 A. D. , the time of the New Testament, were still not what they are today, the...
  • Theme Of The Story Marlow Marlows Women
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    In Joseph Conrads novelette Heart of Darkness, Marlows view of women embodies the typical 19 th century view of women as the inferior sex. There are only three relatively minor female characters in Heart of Darkness: Marlows aunt, Kurtzs mistress, and Kurtzs "Intended." Marlow mentions these female characters in order to give the literal aspect of his tale more substance. While they definitely play specific roles in the story, they do not relate with the primary theme of the story. The primary t...