Things Are Not Always What They Seem The most prevalent theme in Shakespeare's Taming of The Shrew is the theme of deception versus reality. The play opens in the induction with a lord's trickery toward a drunken tinker. This theme of deception only intensifies as the play moves forward, with many characters’ switching roles to deceive others. Also, Petruchio assumes an ugly and mischievous personality once he marries Kate to tame her. Bianca’s personality also shifts as the play continues.
You follows the plotline of Taming the Shrew and several aspects of the play still pertain to similar facets in the present-day. For example, Kat’s assessment in the movie, “You don’t always have to be who they want you to be, you know” (Junger, 1999), is a common struggle for a majority of teenagers as they strive to discover their own identity. Everyone feels that they must fit in to the ‘social norms’ when, in reality, they were made to stand out. In Taming the Shrew, Katherine is the epitome of
servant. The Bianca Plot is fundamental in The Taming of the Shrew, and without the character, Tranio, this plot would have gone essentially nowhere. Lucentio, overtaken by love, must be able to converse with Bianca in some form. Yet, her father forbids her to marry before her eldest sister. In order to get Lucentio and Bianca together, Lucentio must disguise himself as a schoolmaster. However, Lucentio is not able to carry out this plan of deception without the help of Tranio due to Lucentio’s duty
“Force and mind are opposites” when finding love (Rand). Taming Of The Shrew by, Shakespeare is about a bunch of men in Italy trying to marry a beautiful young girl named Bianca, Bianca’s older sister Katherina whom none of the suitors year needs to be married first out of the sisters for Bianca to acquire a companion. It is a tale of lies and deception to get to the wealth, beauty and the desire. The two sisters differ in many ways, Bianca is level headed, easy going and lovable. Katherina is crazy