Love is the most powerful emotion, making it the most dangerous. Taming of the shrew written by William Shakespeare in the late 16th Century, has had many different adaptations two of which are: The 1967 version of Taming of the shrew directed by Franco Zeffirelli and the cult classic 1999 version 10 things I hate about you both of which shine and interesting light on the play is it an act of misogyny or an act of a man liberating a woman from society. I believe that it is an act of misogyny and will be discussing this in the following presentation through the comparison of both films. In Franco Zefferelli’s version of Taming of the shrew there were many characters, but as for the difference in time periods there are only few that I would resonate with, for that reason I chose the character Bianca, as in Taming of the shrew (1967)
This is less of an innuendo and more of an outright sexual statement, referring to a vulgar sexual act that he says he would not do since he is a gentleman. Petruchio and Katherine seem to be driven by a heated, sexual love for one another, with both playing off each other during arguments. Similar to the sexual love seen in Taming of the Shrew, sexual love is prominent in the daily lives of most adults. It can be
This is suggested by Helen Simpson who stated that Carter centralises ‘latent content of fairy-tale’ is that women are objects of male desire hence patriarchal discourse establishes male supremacy to which Carter does this to challenge contemporary perspectives on the place of women by revealing the oppression that society inflicted. The Marquis is an overt example of male ownership of female bodies. Similarly, where Atwood exposes the harsh realities of oppressive patriarchy through the female body, Carter utilises the construct of the Marquis in the eponymous story ‘The Bloody Chamber’ as a grotesque embodiment of patriarchal control. In her essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ Laura Mulvey coined the feminist term ‘male gaze.’ She argues that men are the audience and women are to embody the male perspective of women as objects of satisfaction.
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.
One characteristic is the freedom of sexuality. Since this movement is suppose to be beyond feminism, women in postfeminist movies are not shamed for being sexual. Whether this means that the women want to have sex or they have sex with multiple men, there is no judgement for the women. Postfeminism is usually referring to young women. Since it is seen as young women having more freedom and choice in their lives thanks to traditional feminism (McRobbie 255).
No one in our modern society speaks the way they did in Elizabethan times, so modern audiences watching play productions of Shakespeare’s work will most likely not comprehend or enjoy the actual play because the language acts as a barrier. But the many aspects of film can help break down that barrier. With the help of cinematography and special effects, directors like Baz Luhrmann can provide modern audiences with an easy and in-depth understanding of the play that they may not have cared about learning in high school. Additionally, appropriations can help introduce modern audiences to Shakespeare’s original plays. Some audiences may enjoy movies like Warm Bodies and feel inclined to read Romeo and Juliet after.
The relationship between manhood and atrocity is the theme portrayed in Macbeth. Gender is a big factor in the drama, many decisions are made by the characters dwelling on the thought of masculinity. Lady Macbeth takes advantage of her husband by questioning his manhood, she then wishes that she herself had no female qualities and had similar male qualities. Also, she does not deny Macbeth when he says that a female like her should give birth to boys. A lot like the way that Lady Macbeth persuades her husband on to murder, Macbeth manipulates the assassins he hires to kill Banquo by questioning their manliness as well.
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is often attacked for its misogynistic oppression of women and domestically abusive undertones, especially for the ‘taming’ of the titular shrew, Katherina. However, in an at least humanist, if not feminist, point of view, I argue that there are two different but overlapping sets of relationship dynamics between our main couple. Their relationship is constantly dual-layered. The first is the pair’s “madly mated” (3.3.242) personalities which allows them to form a partnership that proves to be a union of equals by Act 5. While the other, shaped and influenced by the social expectations of the ‘public,’ is the dynamic that relies on both of their imaginations to play the roles that they are presumably assigned
They are several examples of inequality between them with Jane describing how she felt belittled by him and was constantly being put down. When speaking to Rochester he also says that girls must worship the men- showing gender inequality. Also when Rochester tells Jane that he was going to ask Blanche to marry him, he did it only to get her jealous. He wanted to infuriate her so it could build up his self-esteem and do something for him and not for her, As you read Jane Eyre has a ton of gender inequality in it, it is a main theme in the novel and shouldn’t be over looked. It is shown when she is a young girl, when she is naïve and doesn’t understand that she is able to not follow the norm and do what she believes in.