Taming In The Farew In Shakespeare's Taming Of The Shrew

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John Knox, the Protestant leader back in the 16th Century, wrote: "Women in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man" This was the philosophy for women in the Elizabethan Era women and many were taught that they were inferior to men. This is highlighted in Shakespeare 's play, Taming of the Shrew. In current society, the 1999 romantic-comedy drama, 10 things I hate about you, is a retelling of Taming of the Shrew with a modern twist. Shakespeares Taming of the Shrew tells the story of a lady who refuses to conform to her society 's ways. In comparison to 10 thing I hate about you the director, Gil Junger, is portraying Kat as a young girl who love feminist prose, and hates conformity. These days our society has evolving into a more equal one and these works are seen as un-feminist, as they portray women in a way that many are attempting to disassociate with; the idea that women are inferior to men is a philosophy that is being broken down and challenged. These works portray their respective Kat as loud and unfeminine, and these traits are perceived as negative. The main character in Taming of the Shrew is Katerina Minola, she is considered the ‘Shrew’ in the title. Her outward nature, sharp tongue, as well as her knack for verbal repartee has made men believe that she is nasty and quarrelsome. Her nature poses a threat to the males and their authority, through the language used; and it is because of this that they constantly link her to that much bigger than

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