Taming Of The Shrew And 10 Things I Hate About You Essay

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Many of the plays written by William Shakespeare have been adapted to films with much success. The comedies "The Taming of the Shrew" and “10 Things I Hate About You’ are good examples of this. Gender stereotypes have been around for hundreds of years. What it means to be masculine and what it means to be feminine has evolved and changed rapidly in the past several decades. In the beginning people believed that all males were the tough and strong and all females were weak, through further research and a change in attitudes it has come to the attention of many researchers that femininity and masculinity are not opposites but really much the same. In Taming of the shrew it is shown that the men are strong and powering and the women are weak, but in 10 things I hate about you, it is seen to be that men and women are almost equal. The Taming of the Shrew is a 1967 film based on the play by William Shakespeare. The film was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as Shakespeare's Kate and Petruchio. 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger. These Films reflected the changing notion of masculinity and femininity very well, Shakespeare makes a point to…show more content…
Consider that the contending of Tranio against Gremio for Bianca's hand before Baptista involves a comparison of riches. Chivalrous Honesty is reduced to a weighing of material wealth. And just as Baptista wants to ensure that Bianca receives a sufficient dowry, so too Petruchio demands that Katharina come with sufficient wealth. In both texts I see money and status being valued by various characters. Patrick also sends the power of money in a modern day context, when he first accepts to take Kat on a date after Joey provides him with a sum of money. In both films, it is shown that the men are sort of using the women to make

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