Role of Women in Shakespeare's Plays - a Case Study of "Macbeth" and " the Merchant of Venice" Essay

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William Shakespeare (baptized 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet William Shakespeare and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” (or simply “The Bard”).His surviving work consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Scholars have often noted four periods in Shakespeare’s writing career. Until the mid -1590s, he wrote mainly comedies influenced by Roman and Italian models and history plays in the popular chronicle
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She handles the situation with great resourcefulness and presence of mind. A servant is at once sent to Padua to get legal advice from a cousin, it is given out that she is going out to some monastery to pray there for the success of her lord, the house is put under the charge of Lorenzo and Jessica, and then promptly she assumes the masculine disguise of a lawyer and with Nerissa, also disguised as a lawyer’s clerk, at once leaves for Venice. Through the trial, she conducts herself with rare masculine self-confidence. There is no masculine shyness and diffidence. (Naque: 128)

Her Complete Womanliness
The complete and perfect womanliness of her character is very impressive. Her womanliness appears at its best in the casket scene when Bassanio became successful in choosing the right casket. Her surrender before love is the natural and exquisite self-expression of the steady and balanced soul. For herself she would not be better than what she was; and yet for Bassanio’s sake, she would be “trebled twenty times herself”. She knew that she was “an un-lessoned, unschooled and unpracticed”; but she was Happy in this, she is not so old
But she may learn…
Happiest of all that her gentle spirit
Commits itself to you to be directed
As from her lord, her governor, and her king Surely, it is not the heiress of