Feminist analysis has been a topic of contention for many years now. Ophelia's book analyses women in Shakespeare's texts with a view to finding out if these women are the passive suffering victims that some women have often been portrayed to be. Surprisingly, some of the studied women are found out to be the cause for disorder in their society, and men are found to be at their mercy. This is the case, for instance, with Goneril and Regan, who leave their ailing father to nature's mercy and pluck out Glocester's eyes. This book thus dismisses the common belief that women always need empowerment and support affirmative action. Instead, men at times need to be protected against such women! Reading through this piece of writing will take you through a variety of categories of women, after which you will probably push for another theory, one that calls for men emancipation.