How would you feel if you didn’t have a voice? If u wanted to say what u want but didn’t out of fear of the other sex? These were the feelings women experienced only for many years up to just a few decades ago. It was a frustrating time for them. Being owned, being silenced, being ‘it’s’ instead of ‘she’s’. This caused anger in the hearts of many which is what Shakespeare and Sylvia Plath expressed in both their pieces respectively.
For many years, women were silenced. They didn’t have a voice. But when two women decide enough is enough and let their voices be heard, anger, negativity and hatred is released. This is the case for Sylvia Plath and Katherina from Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”. They both have hardened hearts because of the way they’ve been treated in society so they pick up microphones to let their feelings out and the heat from the spiteful and callous words that are said, turn those microphones into pipebombs. This is how they express their emotions, in strong and abrasive tones. To them, their voices are weapons.