Analysis Of Taming Of The Shrew And The 1999 's Film 10 Things I Hate About You

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From obeying everything that men orders, to being independent, there have been prominent social expectations for women throughout the centuries. The play Taming of the Shrew and the 1999’s film 10 Things I Hate About You both have different social expectations, treatment and lifestyles of the women that are displayed by the characters Bianca, Katherine and Widow who acted to the standards of society and what is considered right and wrong in hopes of approval. These can be seen through how they are treated by men in their lives. One example of this is that the man is supposed to be treated like a god in Taming of the Screw, which contrasts within 10 Things I Hate About You where the men are treated as equals. Symbolically, another example are the girls in 10 Things I Hate About You also go to school when in Taming of the Screw it seems that Lucentio can go to school but Bianca and Katherine must have special tutors. Lastly, a third example of this is noticed that the women in Taming of the Shrew are supposed to be well behaved and listen when in 10 Things I Hate About You Bianca and Katherine are more independent and have their own opinions that are expressed in different ways.
Social treatment is what made Bianca and Katherine vastly different and treated separately in both the movie 10 Things I Hate About You and the book Taming of the Shrew. Katherine’s treatment from her father in Taming of the Shrew because he treats her as if she should act like Bianca and be quiet and…

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