"Goodnight Desdemona" and Gender Stereotypes Analytical Essay by Top Papers

"Goodnight Desdemona" and Gender Stereotypes
A look at gender stereotypes in MacDonald's "Good Morning Juliet."
# 132949 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Drama and Theater (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)


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This paper examines how MacDonald uses gender bending and variations on sexuality to challenge and ultimately undermine gender stereotype in her play, "Goodnight Desdemona." According to the paper, she does this primarily through the character of Constance, who is the focus of this essay. As will be shown, Constance rises to her full human potential in this play, and in so doing, undermines the gender stereotypes which often function to deny a fully rounded personality to people.

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"In her play Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) MacDonald uses gender bending and variations on sexuality to challenge and ultimately undermine gender stereotype. She does this primarily through the character of Constance, so this character will be the focus of this essay. As will be shown, Constance rises to her full human potential in this play, and in so doing, undermines the gender stereotypes which often function to deny a fully rounded personality to people. As the play opens, we have no reason to suspect that Constance Ledbelly will soon be undermining gender stereotypes. On the contrary, she is..."

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