“I guess in this society, being a male and an a**hole makes you worthy of our time.”, Kat Stratford said in 10 Things I Hate About You. When comparing the original play The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things there are many differences. Some differences include the era in which each was produced, the love story portrayed are each a bit unique, and how the role of women are portrayed.
Throughout history, women have always been considered inferior to men. Women are typically supposed to stay home and care for the children, quieter than men, do not need an education, and are supposed to listen and do what they are told. The men are the ones in charge. They are “always at the top”, expected to work to provide for their family, and tell their wives what to do. When reading “Taming of the Shrew” by Shakespeare and watching “10 Things I hate About You” directed by Gil Junger, the stereotypes and gender role of Katherine (Kat) and the sisterly relationship between Katherine (Kat) and Bianca come across. “10 Things I Hate About You” is an effective adaptation for “Taming of the Shrew” because they both illustrate the theme of women challenging their stereotypical roles in society.
The two stories that are being compared are, Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I hate about you. Taming of the shrew is a play written by William Shakespeare about a woman named Kathrin who knows as a shrew and gets tamed by a wealthy man that’s named Petruchio who try’s to tame “A shrew.” Then there’s ten things about you that is a remake of Taming of the Shrew, but it’s placed in a high school that’s in the 90’s and theses two girls are sisters, Kate and Bianca, what ever Kate does then Bianca can do it, and Kate is the “shrew.” The difference between the relationship of Kate and Petruchio in the play Taming of the Shrew and 10 things I hate about you is seen through Petruchio’s motivation to be with Katherine. This ultimately influences the way Katherine responds to him and is “tamed.” When his motivation is money he tames aggressively by starving her and depriving her of sleep she is tamed by him through. However, when he sees beyond her shell and gets to know her she tamed herself.
Many actions and ideologies of the characters in The Taming of the Shrew create an overarching conflict between comedy and sexism for most readers. Specifically, the relationships between the men and women introduce controversial topics such as obedience and love which must be questioned thoroughly. The conditions of Petruchio and Katherine’s marriage was more “traditional” in the sense that it was primarily patriarchal, and that Kate was expected to be subservient and obedient. While this is sexist, on the surface, this was not the intended meaning behind the works. Rather, this was meant to convey how outlandish such common ideologies were in an increasingly sophisticated society. By using extreme examples
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.
Sometimes in many books and stories, characters use their motivation to fulfill a goal they have set. These said characters can be driven by love, money, greed, or revenge. Greed and money can take a toll over someone's life very greatly and affect their mindset. In The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, one of the main protagonists, Petruchio, is driven by his greed to find a wife and money that comes along with her.
Even the strongest and largest stones can be weathered away into just sediments given enough pressure and time. In The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, the formidable and feared Katherine Minola meets her match in the vivacious and obstinate Petruchio. With wealth and fame in mind, Petruchio forces Katherine to marry him and attempts to conquer her throughout the story. Initially, Katherine maintains her stubborn behaviour and, at times, even resists Petruchio. However, as the story goes on, she gradually becomes more relenting to Petruchio’s demands. Though some attribute Katherine’s eventual obedience and amiability to her love for Petruchio, her newfound pleasantness is actually a result of his antics to guilt her and wear
The 1999 teen movie Ten Things I Hate About You is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. It appealed to teens but was still able to keep the key themes and values of Shakespeare’s work evident throughout the film. These themes included romance, the importance of social order, patriarchal values and transformation.
The Taming of the Shrew is a romantic comedy. If comedic devices were not there The Taming of the Shrew would be just a normal romance. Comedic devices do work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew. The are several comedic devices in this story: unexpected plot twists, witty language, disguises or costumes, young love with a struggle, and unity and harmony. These all contribute different comedic aspects to the plot and push the plot forward.
In Shakespeare’s play, Taming of the Shrew, and in the movie, Ten Things I Hate About You, many similarities and differences can be pointed out. The play has many characteristics that are still happening to this day and will most likely happen in the future. While looking at the characters in the play and in the movie, you will see that society's view of certain people have not changed much. Why is this play, written 423 years ago, still relevant today and will be long into the future?
Often in works of literature, a character deceives or tricks other people. In the play “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, Petruchio does just that, he tricks and deceives his wife Katherine. To deceive someone is to cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. He deceives Katherine after they get married, he uses it as a part of his taming plan. Petruchio deceives Katherine by denying her food and sleep through intimidation and power control to tame her and give the play its title.
Tranio, disguised as Lucentio, wins the love of Bianca and must now find someone to play the role of Vincentio, Lucentio 's father. This event brings humor to the play, because the servant disguised as a nobleman must find another man to disguise himself as Vincentio. Lucentio, Tranio 's master, disguises himself as a teacher while the servant becomes a master. Thus, Tranio 's role in The Taming of the Shrew is to bring comedy. The irony in switching the roles of master and servant coupled with Tranio 's problem builds humor in The Taming of the
Taming of the Shrew is a dramatic comedy in which several suitors try to captivate and marry a beautiful woman named Bianca. However, the suitors stumble upon an issue; Bianca’s older sister, Kate, is not married. Bianca is only eligible for marriage if Kate is married, so the suitors set out to find Kate a man. During Taming of the Shrew, the suitors of both Kate and Bianca are dishonest and deceive the sisters using disguises and mind games which results in a breakdown of all the characters. Deception and disguise play a crucial role in the relationships of Lucentio and Bianca, Tranio and Lucentio, Petruchio and Katherine, and Bianca and the suitors.
The adaption of the 1967 film “The Taming of the Shrew.” by Franco Zeffirelli, was a good adaption to the original play “The Taming of the Shrew.” by William Shakespeare, because the dialogue, and the scenes are followed well. Although going from a book to a film, you will always have some differences. In this case the alterations between the film, and the original play were minuscule. When you are reading a book, and then watching a movie, you can sometimes find yourself confused as to what is going on. In watching the film “ The Taming of the Shrew.” I did not find myself getting lost very often.
In the Taming of the Shrew there was many plot structures. There was the framing plot, and the triple action play that included the induction: Christopher Sly and the trick played on him, Lucentio/Bianca which is the romantic play, and Petruchio/Kate which is a romantic play as well. The genre includes a comedy genre. In this play there is a beginning but there is no end. When Christopher is mentioned, we don't know what happens to him. In production, it mentions the balcony which is a play within a play. Sly accounts for and is the main plot.