Taming Of The Shrew Women

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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…show more content…
Kat is known as being anti-social, and utilises every chance she has to alienate those who show interest in her. She has been nicknamed extremely rude things such as ‘heinous bitch’. When someone sets her up so that an infamous ‘bad-boy’, Patrick Verona, is to take her out on a date, being bribed with money of course. He becomes the first person to try to get through to her, and is the only one who kept trying even after her attempts to push him away. There are similarities in the theme of bribery to get the ego boost that will come from breaking ‘the shrew’ that are seen in comparison to Shakespeare’s play. Kat is portrayed as unfeminine in this film, much like in the play, and it is all because of her tongue, and the language she uses, for example some of her infamous sayings such as “I guess in this society, being male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time”. Hearing this now, it is still perceived as being too rude, though she is just saying the truth. However, it is obvious that they don’t want to hear the truth and want to just call her names, and warn others that she is too ill-tempered. It is also shown when she is talking with Patrick and says that she is sweating like a pig, he says Now there 's a way to get a guy 's attention to which she replied sarcastically “my mission in life”. Kat has ideas of doing more in life than just getting guys’ attention, and this is seen as a crime against humanity, because as long as you are a female, your main goal should be to make sure that men perceive you as attractive; this can mean to talk less, or to pay more attention to your appearance, or just to care more about their feelings. By the end of the film, Kat doesn’t lose her edge or her ideas, but she does become softer, especially around Patrick; to the point where she even wrote her sonnet in class about
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