Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


The Duality of Womanhood in Macbeth

No description

chris skovira

on 23 April 2010

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The Duality of Womanhood in Macbeth

The duality of womanhood in macbeth By: Chris Skovira What is Womanhood? Webster's Defintion Lady macbeth The Beginning Lady macduff Act 1 Scene 7
"The Argument Scene" Act 5 Scene 1
"The Sleepwalking Scene" -In Shakespeare's time, is she the perfect woman? - Acts as a foil to Lady Macbeth Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood;
Stop up the access and passage to remorse,
That no compunctious visitings of nature
Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between
The effect and it! Come to my woman's breasts,
And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers
"the state of being a woman" or "the distinguishing character or qualities of a woman or of womankind" Yes. She is meek and quiet, while also fiercely loyal to her husband, as evidenced by how she tells her son what would happen if Macduff were to be dead. View of womanhood in the time of Shakespeare -Heavily influenced by the misogynistic literature of the church and common medieval and Renaissance stories. -Seen as dangerous to the patriarical society How does shakespeare deal with this duality? Macduff Thank You!

Any Questions?
Full transcript