"Macbeth" and "Women Of Sand & Myrrh"
An analysis of the role of women in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and Hanal Al Shaykh's "Women of Sand & Myrrh."
# 142045 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , Literature (World) , Shakespeare (MacBeth) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper examines role reversal in "MacBeth" and in Hanal Al-Shaykh's novel, "Women of Sand and Myrrh" deciding that the women actually produce something different. The paper provides the argument that women have not always been as stereotyped and that in sexist societies they can have their own power, behind the throne. The paper discusses how although society today tends to see women as timid victims who are oppressed, this is not quite the scenario in Lady MacBeth and the characters living in Saudi Arabia as described by Al-Shaykh.
From the Paper:"One grows used to references made to women as always disadvantaged or having second class status in relation to men. Women are assumed to be subservient and oppressed, particularly in the past, or in Muslim cultures of today. This paper shows that this is not always the case, in a discussion of Shakespeare's "MacBeth" and the rather notorious character of Lady MacBeth who definitely overpowers men in the play. In a second example that addresses a Muslim society, Al Shaykh's "Women of Sand & Myrrh"..."
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