Petruchio later on says that he is the master of Kate and has full control over her. This meaning her clothing, what she eats, her actions, everything. This is just one example of how Petruchio is very immature and impolite acting as if Kate is a slave to
Petruchio’s plan was to “tame” Katherine. People could argue that this play is feminist because Katherine always stayed true to herself, even after the ‘taming process’ she maintained traits that she had before being tamed and because she would still speak out and let her voice be heard. This play is a full on a sexist play because the men in the play are manipulating and deceiving women, men are not giving the women the right to make their own decisions, and lastly the stereotypes of how women should act and be are way too
This was all just an act that Petruchio was playing to “tame” Katherine. He wanted her to start acting the way she was supposed to, more like her sister Bianca who was the favored sister. He also had a goal of gaining some money because katherine was a part of a rich family. Katherine was very different than all the rest of the women when it came to gender ideals. She needed to be “tamed” and start acting like all the rest of the women.
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.”
Through his incentive, he is very determined to marry Kate even though she comes with money, marriage, and a malicious attitude. In addition, Petruchio does not care if his wife is a shrew or foul, he just asks "...if thou know one rich enough to be Petruchio's wife" (1.2.68). Not to mention, after Hortensio tells him of Kate, Petruchio only says to "...tell [him] her father's name, and tis enough" (1.2.95). Petruchio understands that Kate has a "...scolding tongue" (1.2.101) even though Hortensio warms him. Due to his incentive to cure Kate of her shrew-ish ways and to get Baptista's money.
This is represented in the movie by the books she reads, music she likes, and the college she wants to attend. Money plays a big role in the plot of both the play and the movie. Petruchio and Patrick both at first only pursue Kate and Kat for the money. Petruchio is interested in Kate for his own benefit so he can have the dowry and property of Kate's father which comes along with marriage.
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
From Sexism to Social Reformation 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.
In the play, the love story is hidden and almost overlooked. The play focuses so much on the hatred between the couple and the struggle to “tame” Katherine that the love story can get lost. Katherine has an ending speech in the play, expressing her feeling about a good wife and how they should submit to their husbands. This scene is supposedly a confession of love yet, it can be seen as Katherine, almost, sucking up to Petruchio to get on his good side and gain respect from him, not love. In the movie, the love story is more prominent and is easily noticed throughout the movie.
In the comedy “10 things I hate about you” directed by Gil Junger, numerous elements of the movie are heavily influenced by the play “the Taming of the Shrew”, which is a comedic play written by the poet William Shakespeare. Many core components of the movie, such as the characters, plot and general story, are all inspired and even copied from the play itself. One such component is the characters Patrick Verona and his “the Taming of the Shrew” equivalent Petruchio. In the movie, Patrick takes the role of the outsider, a character who has no regard for his own reputation as shown by how he does things that are out of the ordinary, such when he “ate a live duck..minus the beak and feet” and explicitly said to Kate “i’m sure you have thought
The father is trying to marry off his daughters, and one of them, Katherine, is considered a shrew by the people in the Padua, Italy. His other daughter, Bianca, is the younger sister, and the people of Padua, see her as sweet and kind, and many people such as Lucentio, Hortensio, and Gremio want to marry her, but her father does not allow her to marry until Katherine gets married. Lucentio then comes up with an idea and tries to convince his friend Petruchio to marry Katherine. Petruchio agrees because he is out money and he needs to a marry a rich woman. Later, Petruchio marries Katherine, and she changes the way she acts at the end of the play.
This value could only ﬁnd expression by individual choice, and when the individual form of expression was repressed into the unconscious, it received an energy charge that activated archaic and infantile dominants” (1971, para. 399), which that dominant choice for Katherine is manipulative and controlling Petruchio and by the situations that occur during the play and her speech at the end the manipulation becomes true when Katherine’s behavior as a woman is changed drastically. The Manipulation escalates to Katherine being manipulated by not only Petruchio but by her father. Katherine’s father favors Bianca more than Katherine which causes the manipulation to trigger a mental illness for Katherine. The struggle of a mental illness is portrayed in the aspects of the play and the symptoms show frequently due to the manipulation and treatment Katherine is receiving, until Katherine finds someone that is aggressive, as well as headstrong that is a rebel with a soft exterior like Katherine, but the person Katherine finds is willing to marry her for selfish motives like taming Katherine and making her domesticated like a wife should
This is why I do not agree for Petruchio to remain standing. Kate does not deserve to live because of her ill-mannered being. Firstly, her mistreatment towards others is the reason why people loathe her. She retaliates by striking men who perceive her as a vicious woman. Although we both have shared the life without our mother, there is no reason for her to become so heartless.
In The Taming of the Shrew, sisters Kate and Bianca have a very