365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

353. Top 11 Shakespearean badasses: number 4

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NUMBER 4: Hermione from The Winter’s Tale

This lovely lady starts out tough and only gets better. She is already a devoted wife and has the ability to charm people into doing just about anything she wants – a nice skill to have. Then, when her life is utterly ripped apart – publicly humiliated and accused of terrible things, her child torn from her arms – she stays strong, still showing loyalty and love to her husband, knowing she is in the right. After she dies (presumably from grief, but it is still considered debatable), her statue is reanimated and she consoles everyone. Even in death, this lady is putting others first. Though that may not seem like a badass quality, when you consider the times and what she went through, it is pretty amazing that she managed not to get totally whiny and selfish. I know I would have.

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Written by Caroline Mincks

September 19, 2010 at 11:25 PM

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