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

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The movie “10 Things I Hate About You” and William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” are considered to be that of a romantic comedy genre, dealing with relationships, and most importantly ,both conclude with a happy ending. Leaving both the audience and the characters feeling satisfied and cheerful. So how is this movie the same with the play and yet so different? The plot for the blockbuster 1999 movie is based on the “The Taming of the Shrew”. Even though the story line is about love and relationships, the fact remains that the time periods as well as the idea of relationship and marriage are very different from Shakespeare’s time and that of the 1990’s. In both the film and play, Kat Stratford and Katherina Minola make changes to better accommodate their partners. For example –Katherina changes her shrewish attitude to better suit Petruchio, and – Kat changes her negative attitude ,and same goes with Patrick, meeting half way, while changing things she dislikes about him as well. “Have you seen the unwashed miscreants that go to that school?” is a direct quote from the movie supporting Kat and her negative attitude. Walter Stratford is the single and overprotective dad to Kat and her lovely younger sister Bianca, and in his desire to not allow Bianca to date until Kat does. Walter plans this knowing Kat is in no way interested in dating during high school. Kat can be characterized as what society would label as an angry and over opinionated outcast in her

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