The plot for the blockbuster 1999 movie is based on the “The Taming of the Shrew”. Even though the story line is about love and relationships, the fact remains that the time periods as well as the idea of relationship and marriage are very different from Shakespeare’s time and that of the 1990’s. In both the film and play, Kat Stratford and Katherina Minola make changes to better accommodate their partners. For example –Katherina changes her shrewish attitude to better suit Petruchio, and – Kat changes her negative attitude ,and same goes with Patrick, meeting half way, while changing things she dislikes about him as well. “Have you seen the unwashed miscreants that go to that school?” is a direct quote from the movie supporting Kat and her negative attitude.
The people who believe that Shakespeare was a misogynist, there first argument is always about how badly Petruchio treated Katherine. Katherine was a shrew in the beginning, and all he wanted was her to get a bit of a reality check. He was treating her like how she was treating the rest of the world. She had a really bad attitude about everything and always contradicted what everybody said. No one really see it but Petruchio fell for Katherine the first time he saw her. Suddenly, in act IV, scene V, Katherine was, as you may call it, tame, but it was more that she finally gets that it’s not okay to disrespect people for no reason and that she needs to better herself. She just needed to learn to be more cooperated, and appreciate what
The transformation of the characters is another similaty between Shakespeare’s play and the movie. In The Taming of the Shrew, Kate transforms from someone who rebels against all acts of conforming into an obedient and polite wife who respects her husband. In the movie Kat has a massive transformation in her views and behavior because of her experiences throughout the
Petruchio and Katherine are two characters in Shakespeare’s play “Taming of the Shrew”. Petruchio was a single man with money running out looking for a rich wife. There was a situation between Katherine and her sister Bianca. Bianca couldn’t get married until Katherine did. This was created by the sister’s father Baptista in order to make sure Katherine got married. Petruchio saw this as an opportunity and tried his best to woo Katherine into marrying him. The only
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.
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.
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
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 story The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare is a tale of how a nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named Christopher Sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself. Christopher being of nobility watches a play about a marriage of Petruchio and a stubborn shrew Katherina (Kate). Throughout this play there are numerous examples of how Petruchio is abusive towards Kate as he attempts to tame her. Petruchio starves Kate along with being extremely careless when dealing with Kate’s feelings. He is very impolite, immature, and knows the best way to tame Kate.
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
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. Modern day communication and relationships were vastly different but, the movie really portrayed the “lovey-dovey” aspect of The Taming of the Shrew. The movies atmosphere and era helped with that portrayal. Seeing as women were not just property but more leaning towards as actual human beings and “almost” equal in standards to men. Leading into my final subject the role of women in these
The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, is written from a very misogynistic perspective. In the play, Shakespeare examines the relationship between men and women and offers that a man should have full command over his female counterpart. This is of course extremely sexist, but it was not uncommon at the time for women to be seen as less valuable than men and Shakespeare was just being realistic for the time period in which this play was written. With that being said, as a male author in the 1500s, Shakespeare can never depict the female perspective in a completely accurate way.
It is a story of how Petruchio, the money-grubbing wife hunter, transforms the aggressive and bad-tempered Katherine Minola into an obedient, honey-tounge trophy wife. Written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1594, it's one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. It is also one of his most controversial works as well. The Taming of the Shrew has been criticized for its representation of abusive behavior and misogynistic attitudes toward women, and the play has pretty much been dogged since it was first performed. There is a lot of evidence that Shrew made, even Shakespeare's contemporary audiences more than a little squeamish. Shrew remains one of the most performed and adapted plays in Shakespeare's body of
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
his long speech by Katherine at the end of the play shows a shocking transformation of her opinion on marriage, men, and the role of women and it takes everyone that hears it by surprise. The once very well known shrew is now stating that Bianca and Hortensio 's widow are bad wives for looking angrily at their husbands. Katherine describes husbands as lords, kings, and governors. She also says that a woman 's husband protects and supports her. While the husband 's are living a life of danger and responsibility, the wives are warm and safe and secure in their home. She says that all a husband asks in return is his wife 's kindness and obedience which says is only a tiny payment for such a great debt wives owe to their husbands. She goes on to