The Taming of the Shrew

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  • Taming Of The Shrew Comparison

    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…

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  • Sexism In The Taming Of The Shrew

    The Taming of the Shrew Essay The word sexism can be defined as attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of gender roles. People often debate over whether or not something or someone is sexist. Debates about sexism usually stem from movies, books, characters or even people you see every day. In The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, some people may argue that the play is very sexist, when in reality, it is not sexist at all. This is because back in Shakespeare’s time,…

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  • Misogyny In Taming Of The Shrew

    “While modern interpreters may see Shrew as a high-spirited comedy about role-playing of game-playing, they suppress the knowledge that men, not only on stage, but off, wrote the play and assigned the roles, chose the game and made the rules” (Kehler 31). Shakespeare however, did not intend the message of misogyny to become the main message of the play. He centers the story around Katherine to show the transition from being a little girl, to a strong independent woman. Petruchio represents as…

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  • Katherina In The Taming Of The Shrew

    “Thy husband is thy lord, thy keeper,” (Katherina: Act 5 Scene 2) To what extent do you feel Katherina’s personality has radically changed at the end of the play, or is she just performing the role of a traditional Elizabethan woman? Katherina, as one of the most complex characters in Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, provokes audiences everywhere to question the sincerity of her conformation at the end of the play. Katherina is presented to the audience as a witty, independent, resilient…

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  • Taming Of The Shrew Analysis

    The story starts off with three suitors wanting to marry a very beautiful female as a prize. The only problem the suitors face is her mean older sister must be married first before anyone can claim the prize of Bianca, Katerina’s little sister. One of the suitor has a plan to trick a gentleman that has just arrived into the town to marry the shrew of the village that no one likes. In “The Taming of the Shrew”, William Shakespeare uses the actions and speech of Kate to show how the townsfolk…

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  • Love In The Taming Of The Shrew

    In William Shakespeare’s the Taming of the Shrew Katherine, a well known shrew is forced upon marriage to a man named Petruchio to whom she does not love, while her sister is being courted by numerous men that have high admiration for her. The story goes; Katherine learns to love Petruchio as a husband and will delight him with respect. Katherine’s sister Bianca marries a man that she loves, but behaves like a shrew to him once married (Shakespeare). This must mean that love is too fragile and…

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  • The Taming Of The Shrew: An Analysis

    To begin with, in the play The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare different struggles and situations occur within and throughout each character. Katherine the main character faces plenty of challenges that affect her in a physical, mental and emotional manner. She is not the only one who alone contributes to this challenge because Petruchio and Bianca suffer numerous problems as well. In the daily lives of men and women, both are startled with choices and decisions of what each role…

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  • Taming Of The Shrew Relationship Analysis

    There are many ways in which Gil Junger and Shakespeare explore the theme of relationships in their texts. A range of film techniques in Gil Junger’s ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and literary techniques in Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ are used to convey ideas that sibling relationships can grow and change over time, romantic relationships require trust and that favouritism in families can have negative effects. In ‘Taming of the Shrew’ characters are employed to show that sibling…

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  • Taming Of The Shrew Gender Analysis

    them. If we look at literature written in the past through a modern lens while applying modern standards and values to it, much of the subject’s essence is lost in that translation because their is no attempt to understand what the writing meant when it was written, nor an effort to try and dig deeper for analysis of the writing. This is the cause of debate of the role that sexism plays in William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.…

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  • Tranio In The Taming Of The Shrew

    Tranio’s character in the taming of the shrew is crucial to the development of the play. On his journey to Padua with his master Lucentio he shows how loyal he is when his master falls in love with a wealthy merchants daughter. Tranio helps Lucentio win Bianca without questioning his master. In the play, Tranio shows that he is quick on his feet with his witty responses helping guide Bianca and Lucentio together. He is consistent throughout the play, leading him to be successful in his plan.…

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