Views Of Women In The Courtier By Baldassare Castiglione

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The role of women in European society was they were to be the household doing women like things, bear children and many would say that women were the opposite of men in every way and were not to have men like qualities and should to be very matronly and do things they believe a woman should do. There are many different types of views of women and some humanist views were from people such as Baldassare Castiglione and Raphael who was a painter. Castiglione was a humanist scholar and diplomat who wrote the book of The Courtier this is a book that discuss the topics of men and women and how both should act in society and specifically in this book he contemplates women and how he believes women should act in a certain way for example …show more content…
Which was actually suggesting a level of equality between the sexes by saying if either of them have a problem instead of saying just women. Another point of view was John Knox who was a Presbyterian leader in Scotland and he wrote the Last of the triumph against the monstrous regiment of women and this book essentially touched upon the idea that women are worthless and that they have no value in society, and for them to have any importance would be an insult, "To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; [an insult] to God..." (Doc 7). This has no reliability whatsoever because it is his views on women, not the views of many others. Another very renowned religious leader was Teresa of Avila who was the Spanish st. and the founder of women 's reform in the Carmelites and her point of view in Riding the way of perfection, was basically that men and women are equal and her views of women are very similar to Christine de Pisan which was that women could do anything that men could do therefore the equality of men and women,"Lord, thou …show more content…
and this is very biased because she is a woman, although she doesn 't have much to gain from saying it. Then there was Artemisia Gentileschi who painted Judith beheading Holofernes and in this painting it 's shown that a woman is beheading a man with the help of another woman possibly her maid. It shows the superiority of women because it 's showing that women are strong and that they can take charge and be powerful when they need to be, but this is very biased because, it is speculated that she had a similar story of Judith, and this shows more of her own personal views and problems than the views and societal norms of

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