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Shakespeare Merchant of Venice

Date Submitted: 08/11/2001 23:03:26
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 3 pages (928 words)
Portia is Definitely a Man’s Name Why must we label some women’s jobs while men’s aren’t? A basketball team needs to be changed to the “women’s basketball team” when women participate. Women operate as the “other” in society, many being unacknowledged and treated as such. Judging by some of Shakespeare’s works, it seems this same social placement existed in his time. Through examination of Jessica’s escape from her …
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…and Jessica exemplify the position of women in Shakespeare’s time, whether it is trouble with the social construction or their biological place in their lives. Their actions that either submitted to or escaped from the system of power over females are the basis of many females who still partake in the refusal to stop the system and find freedom. So will this ‘man’ power prevail forever? If a female reads this, thou shalt decide.
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