Feminist Shakespearean Heroines
His plays reveal a deep respect for women, even if he couldn't hire them.
- •The Witches in MacBethOG Nasty Women
- •The Nurse in Romeo and JulietJuliet's strength, maturity, and likability depend entirely on the actress portraying her. The Nurse is always likable because she DGAF and has the best burns in the show.
- •Ophelia in HamletDeeper than the river that took her, unwilling to put up with fuckboys.
- •Viola in Twelfth NightThe best one! Takes on a man's role (LITERALLY), makes it all her own, and still gets the guy in the end.
- •Portia in The Merchant of VeniceSmart, rich, hot, makes no apologies. Doesn't need to get married, but falls in love anyway.
- •Portia in Henry IVSeize dat power girl. Cz it.
- •Portia in Julius CaesarStrong, intelligent, and views her marriage as one between equals. I should name my daughter Portia!