““My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, Or else my heart, concealing it, will break” (IV.iii.84-85). Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the modern movie, 10 Things I Hate About You, have many similarities and differences. One difference was in Shakespeare’s version, Tranio did not have a love interest, but in the modern movie, Michael, who portrayed Tranio, had a love interest. A second difference was that Vincentio, who had a role in the marriage of Lucentio and Bianca, was not seen
The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, begins with a local English lord deciding to play a prank on a drunk man named Christopher Sly, by taking Sly into his own home and dressing Sly as if he were the lord himself, with servants, a "wife", who is actually a pageboy dressed in women's clothing, and everything else a lord would have. At first, Sly does not believe anything he is told. However, with much convincing, he believes he is the lord and is told he is going to be shown a play called
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
The Taming of the Shrew: The Effects of Gender Roles In William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, a character’s social position can be defined by wealth, age, profession, family, and education. The most significant theme throughout the play, however, is gender. The gender of the characters has a large impact on the character’s attitudes, actions, and abilities. While the stereotyped gender roles do not change throughout the play, the characters’ take on them does. By
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.
in a submissive role. Marriage was seen as mandatory and women held an inferior stature in society as they were seen to be incapable of high significance. For such women as Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew who cannot achieve this because of how shrewd she acts this was a struggle. In the Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare has gone against these conventions by using the character Katherina
William Shakespeare expertly produced female characters that strayed away from the one-dimensional tropes of the time. The Taming of the Shrew is no exception as it explores the inappropriate behavior of Katherine. However, Katherine isn't the only female character with distinguishable actions and hidden intentions; her sister Bianca is just as much as an indecent woman as she is. Bianca speaks often of herself throughout the play and changes her speech towards the end to be witty and crude. Additionally