Petruchio knows right off the bat that Katherine is very feisty, strong-willed, and determined. He knows that no other man will marry her, simply because of her personality. Petruchio compares the two using nature imagery. He convinces Baptista he will do good for her, saying: “And where two raging fires meet together/They do consume the things that feeds their fury:/Though little fire grows great with little wind,/Yet extreme gusts will blow our fire and all:/So I to her and so she yields to me;/For I am rough and woo not like a babe” (II.i.32). Petruchio compares Kate to a fire because she is strong-willed and determined. He says with light wind, she will build up and grow strong and wild, but extreme wind will blow her fire out.
“No shame but mine. I must, forsooth, be forced to give my hand, opposed against my heart, unto a mad-brain rudesby, full of spleen, who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure”. Although based around the same shakespearean plot the story Taming of the Shrew has many differences both minor and major compared to 10 Things I Hate About You. Even with the differences both pieces of work have similarities. When comparing stories to movies several factors come to play such as character development, plot, setting, tone, or even the situations the characters are in.
“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.
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
Unlike Kat’s decision to partake in a relationship with Patrick, a man she is truly in love with, Katherine is manipulated and controlled to marry Petruchio and stay by his side. Her willpower is eliminated and she has no choice but to stay with a man who she believes has her best interests in mind. Petruchio’s abuse in Taming of the Shrew is far more than just verbal. He wants to ensure that Katherine is his subordinate that he starves her and takes away things she wants. As he states in Act IV scene i, “She ate no meat today, nor none shall eat. / Last night she slept not, nor tonight she shall not / ...And, if she chance to nod, I’ll rail and brawl, / And with the clamor keep her still awake. / This is a way to kill a wife with kindness. / And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humor.” He believes that in starving his wife and keeping her awake, she will do anything he wishes to acquire these basic human necessities. Shuqair states it perfectly, “In Act IV, Petruchio's power is further established through Katherine's loss of identity and her subjective vision of the world. Starving her into submission and denying her sleep, Petruchio effects complete mastery over her. All of this violence is done, as Petruchio himself says, ‘in reverend care of her’(IV.i.204), and, as Katherine recognizes, ‘under
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.
There’s been a lot of questions and discussions about if Shakespeare was being a little bit too cruel or bias in the way he represented women in the play, Taming of the Shrew. There’s a lot of different opinions and in my personal one I think he is non-misogynistic. It was a just a comedy not an insult to woman. People are just being too sensitive about it, and just looking more to it than there actually is. How can we compare or judge something that was written in before the 1600s.
Everyday interactions that we have with countless people, are what lead to good and bad relationships, however no matter how good the relationship may seem there is almost always some kind of power struggle that exists in the relationship. People may say that they are perfectly happy in their relationship
A Taming Of The Shrew, an interesting title that portrays the storyline that involves Katerina and Petruchio mainly. Their love story is not so straight forward, there 's certain sides that portray separate feelings and the play depicts how Katerina takes on her newly wedded man. understanding their tangled mess Shakespeare wrote, people of all different academic levels try and understand the hidden meanings, although there will never be a final conclusion to what he portrayed. Consequently, the side most students and professors side with is Katerina finally broke her mindset that she is the queen of all queens, that she is on top and no one can back her down, until she met her match Petruchio. As most people side with, Katerina met her match,
Act 1 Lucentio appears with his faithful servant Tranio, and Lucentio just arrived in Padua to go to college. He’s wealthy but wants to add wisdom and virtue to his endowments. Then a fight broke out about Baptista Minola’s youngest daughter, Bianca. Two men really want to have Bianca’s hand in
Roles and social classes are important in both Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew, because in each story both families come from a wealthier social class. In the movie of Julius Caesar when Julius went to defeat Gaul he payed Pompey for soldiers; this was not cheap. Thus, Julius was able to do this because of his social class. Similarly, in The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio wanted to marry a woman (Katherine) who came from a family with money. Petruchio received news that Katherine, the daughter of Baptiste, was due to be married, and she came from a wealthy family. In Act 1 scene two Petruchio states, “ If thou know one rich enough to be Petruchio’s wife.” Petruchio’s only reason for wanting to marry Katherine was for her money.
The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s first plays. Written during the Elizabethan era, it was a time in England when women weren’t treated equally to men but as lesser beings. In the Taming of the Shrew, one of the characters is sweet, talented, the perfect Elizabethan woman Bianca Katherine, her sister defies social norms, notably by being curst to men, and initially being against marriage, causing her to be considered a “devil” and constantly criticized. Compared to the era, Kate presents a unique set of views which quickly changes when she meets Petruchio, the man who becomes her husband. Through the expectations expressed by the men and actions of Petruchio and Kate presented in the play, Shakespeare expresses ideas that convey
I watched The Taming of the Shrew on August seventh at home, after borrowing a copy from the local library. This play is a romantic comedy. It follows the protagonists Katherine and Petruchio as they struggle to amend their relationship. Petruchio wants to tame his wife so she may become
After Petruchio suggests a competition to see whose wife is the least "shrew," Baptista states that he is on Lucentio's side, meaning that he believes Bianca, not Katherine, will come. His stating that Bianca will come proves that he favors her over Katherine. Baptista's lack of faith in his eldest
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.