By Mrs. (Anna) Jameson
Features of girls (1832) by way of Anna Jameson used to be the 1st test through a girl to examine the features of twenty-three heroines of Shakespeare's performs. during this booklet, Jameson, an English author, feminist, and paintings historian, addresses difficulties of women's schooling and participation in public existence whereas supplying insightful and unique readings of Shakespeare's girls. She divides the heroines into 4 periods, of which - characters of mind and characters of ardour and mind's eye - are mentioned in quantity 1. Portia, Isabella, Beatrice, and Rosalind - the characters of mind - are sufficiently hooked up by way of that universal tie and are specific from Juliet, Helena, Perdita, Viola, Ophelia, and Miranda, who're labeled as characters of ardour and mind's eye. Illustrated with fifty appealing etchings made by way of the writer herself, this eloquent e-book is a must have for Shakespeare creditors, scholars of women's stories and others drawn to nineteenth-century literary criticism.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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In the midst of all this tilting and sparring of their nimble and fiery wits, we find them infinitely anxious for the good opinion of each other, and secretly impatient of each other's scorn: but Beatrice is the most truly indifferent of the two; the most assured of herself. The comic effect produced by their mutual attachment, which, however natural and expected, comes upon us with all the force of a surprise, cannot be surpassed: and how exquisitely characteristic the mutual avowal! BENEDICK.
And have you nuns no further privileges? FRANCISCA. Are not these large enough? ISABELLA. Yes, truly; I speak, not as desiring more, But rather wishing a more strict restraint Upon the sisterhood! Characteristics of Women, by Anna Jameson 38 Such women as Desdemona and Ophelia would have passed their lives in the seclusion of a nunnery, without wishing, like Isabella, for stricter bonds, or planning, like St. Theresa, the reformation of their order, simply, because any restraint would have been efficient, as far as they were concerned.
I was about to protest, I loved you. BENEDICK. And do it with all thy heart. BEATRICE. I love you with so much of my heart, that there is none left to protest. But here again the dominion rests with Beatrice, and she appears in a less amiable light than her lover. Benedick surrenders his whole heart to her and to his new passion. The revulsion of feeling even causes it to overflow in an excess of fondness; but with Beatrice temper has still the mastery. The affection of Benedick induces him to challenge his intimate friend for her sake, but the affection of Beatrice does not prevent her from risking the life of her lover.