Shakespeare’s representation of women in tragedies


  • R.K Sandhiya III B.A English Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women Karaikudi


The Elizabethan era brought new way of thinking to England. That results in arising of new literary works in different themes.  Elizabethan women from wealthy families were sometimes allowed to get education. The girls of Noble birth were taught by tutors at home. Various languages were taught including Latin, Italian, Greek and French. Elizabethan women are basically taught with music and dance. But they can’t go out for education such as schools and universities.The historical records reveal that the position of women in the societywas miserable during Elizabethan period. Women occupied a very inferior position andwere always oppressed by men. It was a natural phenomenon and practiced inevery house though they are rich.


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Sandhiya, R. (2017). Shakespeare’s representation of women in tragedies. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 5. Retrieved from