Taming Of The Shrew And Kate Relationship Analysis

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Compare and Contrast Essay on The Relationship Between Kate and Bianca in 10 Things I Hate About You and The Taming of the Shrew The relationship that one has with their siblings is unquestionably one of the most important ties to keep sacred. When siblings do not get along with each other all the time while growing up, it can take a toll on one or both of their abilities to gain certain skills related to having a good relationship with others in and outside of their bloodline. William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew and its modern adaptation spinoff movie 10 Things I Hate About You do a very good job of exploring this phenomena with characters Katherine and Bianca. In The Taming of the Shrew, sisters Kate and Bianca have a very…show more content…
The relationship between Katherina and Bianca Stratford in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You can be very similar yet uncommonly different. In the movie, Kat and Bianca are two teenage sisters that go to the same high school. At the beginning of the movie the relationship between the sisters is very similar to the play, they got into many arguments, in fact, in the same way The Taming of the Shrew began by introducing the sisters with a conflict, in the first scene that we see Kat and Bianca in the same room in 10 Things I Hate About You, they get into an argument about a guy who drove Bianca home and they exchange names such as “snob” and “mutant”. However, unlike The Shrew the arguments between the sisters did not have a dominant force, instead both sisters were equally involved in the strive to put the other down. In addition, the sisters in 10 Things… had many moments throughout the movie in which they got along with each other and actually helped one another such as when Bianca begged Kat to help her go to party and Kat actually agreed to helping her as she felt bad. This is very different from the play as there were never any moments where the sisters actually got along and helped out each other. Another essential point in the film is when Kat decided to go into Bianca’s and told her that she cares for her and she is only trying to protect her when she helps her dad keep her from going places. This is one of the most contrastive points from the movie as the play did not have any moments where the a sister expressed her care and love for the other, displaying a much less distasteful relationship than the one in the
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