Women as Heroes in Shakespearean Drama
1 University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Shakespeare studies Nature in the context of human behaviour. His drama deals with transformations and he displays these changes on both social and personal levels through alternating the graphic images from characters to situation. In an authoritarian society where lives of women were governed by a belief system which resulted out of Nature’s disposition of preordained roles in society, the portrayal of dominating female voices would have bothered many. Shakespearean drama is a protest against the society which is always dominated by the destructive forces of male paranoia, egocentrism, patriarchal instinct of exploitation of the weak, male sexual anxiety and corrupt abuse of rules of justice by the powerful. A study of the female mind presented in Shakespearean drama is seen at its best in The Winter’s Tale. The following article is an attempt to explore some of the aspects of Womanhood in Shakespearean art.
Keywords: Transformation, spiritual revolution, toxic masculinity, wholesome femininity, regeneration
HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE
Yar Khan S. (2021). Women as Heroes in Shakespearean Drama, MAP Education and Humanities, 1(1), 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.53880/2744-2373.2021.1.1.1