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TOPIC: Misogyny in Cymbeline

Misogyny in Cymbeline 10 years 1 month ago #56

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Can anyone help me?

Where are all the misogynistic passages in Cymbeline?
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Laura.
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Misogyny in Cymbeline 10 years 1 month ago #58

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I.4
JACH. I dare thereupon pawn the moi'ty of my estate
to your ring, which in my opinion o'ervalues it so-
mething. But I make my wager rather against your
confidence than her reputation; and to bar your of-
fense herein too, I durst attempt it against any lady
in the world.

Jachimo's slander of his wife Imogen

Posthumus up until V.1 (spouts all sorts of misogynist cliches)
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Misogyny in Cymbeline 10 years 1 month ago #64

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Thanks!

Any more ideas?

Laura.
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Misogyny in Cymbeline 8 years 1 month ago #2232

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Here's the big one:

Post. Is there no way for Men to be, but Women
Must be halfe-workers? We are all Bastards,
And that most venerable man, which I
Did call my Father, was, I know not where
When I was stampt. Some Coyner with his Tooles
Made me a counterfeit: yet my Mother seem'd
The Dian of that time: so doth my Wife
The Non-pareill of this. Oh Vengeance, Vengeance!
Me of my lawfull pleasure she restrain'd,
And pray'd me oft forbearance: did it with
A pudencie so Rosie, the sweet view on't
Might well haue warm'd olde Saturne;
That I thought her
As Chaste, as vn-Sunn'd Snow. Oh, all the Diuels!
This yellow Iachimo in an houre, was't not?
Or lesse; at first? Perchance he spoke not, but
Like a full Acorn'd Boare, a Iarmen on,
Cry'de oh, and mounted; found no opposition
But what he look'd for, should oppose, and she
Should from encounter guard. Could I finde out
The Womans part in me, for there's no motion
That tends to vice in man, but I affirme
It is the Womans part: be it Lying, note it,
The womans: Flattering, hers; Deceiuing, hers:
Lust, and ranke thoughts, hers, hers: Reuenges hers:
Ambitions, Couetings, change of Prides, Disdaine,
Nice-longing, Slanders, Mutability;
All Faults that name, nay, that Hell knowes,
Why hers, in part, or all: but rather all. For euen to Vice
They are not constant, but are changing still;
One Vice, but of a minute old, for one
Not halfe so old as that. Ile write against them,
Detest them, curse them: yet 'tis greater Skill
In a true Hate, to pray they haue their will:
The very Diuels cannot plague them better.
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