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

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William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” has had many art forms based off of it, for insistence “10 Things I hate about you”, directed by Gil Junger is one of them. While the plot, characters, and some themes are similar there are also many differences between the stories, allowing the audience to interpret the stories differently. The main characters in both “The Taming of the Shrew” and “10 things i hate about you” are very similar, yet so different. Katherine, known as Kat in “10 Things I hate about you”, is short-tempered with a shrewish type behaviour. Katherine is seen as abusive and mean in both stories, but when taking a closer look most of her behavioural issues seem to stem from her insecurities. Bianca, Katherines younger …show more content…

Shakespeare’s play celebrates Kates wit and fiery spirit even while reveling in her humiliation. The play can be used as an example for the views of marriage in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, the play could be sued as an example of what a wife was supposed to be like. Gossipy wives in the sixteenth and seventeenth century were to be submissive and were not to undermine the authority of their husband. The Taming of the Shrew emphasized, to the women of that time, that they would always end up being a submissive and dependent wife. On the other hand 10 Things I hate about you is more focused on the ideas of individualism, dating, and trust. The movie does contain traditional views on dating but it also promotes independence among young women, going in the opposite direction of the original play “ I guess in this society, being male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time.” 10 Things I hate about you. Ultimately both stories The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I hate about you are similar, especially in major plot elements. Their differences are in minor details, mainly due to the time period, but still impact the story significantly. The differences allow the stories to become their own and send different, but powerful,

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