The Presentation Of Women In 'Of Mice And Men And Macbeth'

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COURSEWORK How are women presented in ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘Macbeth’? In society, women were, and still may well be, considered as sex objects; treated as possessions and were discriminated against. They were treated like sex slaves to their husbands, also treated as if they were belongings. At the time of Macbeth 1606, - within The Jacobean Period, women were presented as being devoted to their roles of a woman, and embracing womanhood. They were against violence and were not involved with any violent acts, but would be beaten by their husbands if they were thought to be seen out of place at any time. Women were thought to be pure and kind and obligated to their husbands. In the time that ‘Of Mice and Men’ was written and set in, The Great Depression was in place and it massively affected Americans and some places all over the world. When the Wall Street stock market crashed in 1929, losing millions of dollars, and the economy plummeted over the next few years, the nation sunk into a huge depression in American history.…show more content…
In the Jacobean period, people didn’t really care about their appearance but more about their traits. Mainly for women; loving and caring. In the time Of Mice and Men was written, people mainly focused on their own appearance and making money and having a job. This essay will explore the ways in which women were presented in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’ – Lady Macbeth and Curley’s

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