This essay looks at the role that gender plays throughout the time period. To help see these gender roles, I used Judith Butler’s work, Gender Trouble. This talks about what the gender critique is and where it can be seen in Hamlet meaning that some people appear to look one way and completely look feel differently on the inside. This helps us understand how some characters act in the play, and how they are supposed to act according to society. The first example that we see in the play is when Ophelia is told who to love. Her father told here who to love and it isn’t supposed to be Hamlet. The next is when Hamlet is told by the king how to act, Hamlet is still mourning the death of his father and the king tells him to man up and act like a man. Both of these are examples of the gender critique, how each gender is supposed to act.
In this paper it goes into depth about how each gender is supposed to act. Judith Butler’s work, Gender Trouble helps to show the pressure that a woman was pressured into acting because of how society thinks or believes they should act. This work helps to show that both men and women are susceptible to the gender critique not just women, although they are more likely to be pressured.
The process for this paper was back to normal. It began with a rough draft that can be found here. The next step was a peer edit that can be found here . After the peer edit, I submitted the work for feedback from Professor Scheler. Here you can also find the polished work of the last essay.