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Essay | Isabella as an Independent Female in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

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Isabella as an Independent Female in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

Summary: Describes Isabella as an unconventional female character, outside of the sexual economy of society and male reactions to her in William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure."
It seems rare in a Shakespearean play to find a female character to whom women in this new millennium can relate. Modern women are expected to be strong, independent, educated and intelligent, and in control of their own destinies. Women are also considered to be on equal footing with their male counterparts in regards to abilities, privileges, and rights. Although these ideals may not be completely realistic in the real world, in general, these are the ways in which a twenty-first century woman is perceived. In the time period Shakespeare was writing in the abilities and roles expected of women were very different. For women in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, there are extremely limited roles women can fulfill and all of them centre around sexuality and serving men sexually. A woman is either chaste or unchaste, a wife or a...

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