|Subject||The Doctor of Medicine's Tale|
|Posted on||Wed May 8 18:47:57 2002|
The only female character in this tale is the knight, Virginius・ daughter, Virginia. The every description of her characters is perfect: she has beautiful appearance that can be compared with goddesses, well behaved, pure, restraint, reasonable and elegant. It seems that she has every perfect characteristic that women at that time were all expected to have. However, she also dies of this characteristic in order to maintain his virginity. Her purity and virginity are considered to be more important than anything. Her behavior conforms to an ideal woman. She has already been formed and it is her fate. But is that her only choice? I do not think so. In my opinion, she still had other alternatives. She could try to escape, or try to prove the truth or even be against with the judge. She actually can do something to change the result. But she does not; instead, she takes the passive attitude toward to face her destiny. I think she is actually the victim of the patriarchic society.
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