“I guess in this society, being a male and an a**hole makes you worthy of our time.”, Kat Stratford said in 10 Things I Hate About You. When comparing the original play The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things there are many differences. Some differences include the era in which each was produced, the love story portrayed are each a bit unique, and how the role of women are portrayed.
Characters are the source of messages that help to reveal the meaning in any text. There are many differences in the male characters in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. All the male characters have differences and similarities. Romeo and Paris have a different view of love for Juliet. Tybalt and Benvolio both react differently to the feud. Romeo and Friar Lawrence have an extremely close relationship, with Romeo sharing all his secrets.
There are some similarities between the movie and the play. One being that most of the main characters have the same attitude and are portrayed the same. In both the movie and the play, where the story takes place is called Padua. Another similarity is that
When you are ready to dive into the vast world of Shakespeare, you can begin by using what is known as a critical lens. The lens that may help you understand the background details of one of Shakespeare’s plays would be the Historical lens. Although there are many different lens that you can use to interpret a story, the Historical Lens is a great lens to dive into to find what really influenced the great ideas of William Shakespeare as he wrote Hamlet including the role gender plays, the comparison of Elizabeth Tudor, and the religious incorporation throughout the play.
It can be fascinating to see how a modern, twenty-first century movie can be based on a play written in the early seventeenth century. Even though there are any similarities, there are also many differences with both themes of the play and the movie. Although Shakespeare’s work may be very old, it still has a huge influence on our world till today, and will probably be like that for a long
Many classic plays and novels have been transformed into movies. Often times, audiences will complain that the movie did not capture what went on in the book and that it added unnecessary scenes while cutting vital ones out. However, sometimes a film will perfectly portray a book and will capture all of the novel’s important aspects. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is an excellent play that is dramatic, comedic, and romantic. It perfectly exhibits the emotions someone would want to feel while reading a novel (in this case, a play). The play has been adapted into many different movies, each with their own version of the heartbreaking story. I watched Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, and I must admit, there were a few key differences
Viola, Cesario, Olivia, and Duke Orsino together form a comedy with consistently homoerotic undertones that explores the fluidity of gender. Though queer theory is rarely explicit in works such as Shakespeare, it is critical to analyze older texts to gain a clearer picture of queer identity before modern
Trevor Nunn was made in 1996, and a third version called She’s The Man made in 2006 was directed by Andy Fickman. A comparison of the media skills, characters, and the setting in the various versions of Twelfth Night and She’s The Man shows that She’s The Man is superior to the other Twelfth Night versions for students learning Shakespeare for the first time.
Vanity, one of Twelfth Night 's major concerns, is displayed throughout the play by characters who are plagued with emotional conditions which prevent them from loving others. The lives of Illyria 's Duke Orsino and Countess Olivia, for example, remain circumscribed by vanity and narcissism. Similarly, Olivia 's steward, Malvolio, remains encumbered by vanity and narcissism, while Olivia 's Uncle Toby shows himself to be selfish, and his drinking partner, Sir Andrew, stands as a caricature of vanity. In contrast, Viola, an outsider shipwrecked upon Illyria 's shore, suffers solely from grief for her sea-drowned twin brother. In further contrast, Olivia 's lady-in-waiting, Maria, displays none of these characteristics, but instead operates as the play
Both the Shakespeare play The Twelfth Night (1601–02) and the movie She’s The Man (released 2006) show women breaking social norms and ending up in difficult situations involving love triangles. In She’s The Man, a girl by the name of Viola takes on the persona of her brother Sebastian to prove she is good enough for the boys soccer team. In The Twelfth Night, a young aristocratic woman named Viola is involved in a shipwreck, resulting in the death of her brother. She was left alone on an unknown island and found work at the house of the Duke Orsino, but disguised herself as a man with the name Cesario in order to do that. In both of these stories, feelings emerge between characters and confusing relationships arise due to the fact that the
From past to the present, Shakespeare 's works have been translated into many languages and been an inspiration for many. In Hamlet gender inequality is a predominant issue as the two leading females are characterized as weak and are used as tools of manipulation by the male figures. This differs in the movie titled “The Banquet", a loose adaption of William Shakespeare 's tragedy Hamlet set in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th century China. Film director, Feng Xiaogang puts bigger emphasis on the role of the women and gives them more power than Shakespeare in his play.
In Twelfth Night, Viola and Olivia are the central characters to the play’s plot. Each are young women that take approaches to dealing with the people around them, which are mainly men. There is much trickery that goes on in Twelfth Night, but the ending is for the most part happy. Viola marries Orsino and Olivia marries Sebastian, but the events leading up to this are more or less chaotic. Ultimately, I argue that while Olivia uses her higher social status in order to maintain control of herself and others, Viola resorts to trickery in order to bring about her desires. Thus, there are ways that Viola and Olivia both reserve information about themselves while also remaining authentic to an extent.
Numerous events and conflicts from Twelfth Night are dependant on Viola’s disguise, as she is caught in between Olivia and Orsino’s affection due to her disguise. In the beginning of the play, she dresses up as a male in order to conceal her identity and to get a job at Orsino’s court. In doing so, she is able to gain more of his trust than she would have if she was a female. By disguising herself as a man Viola is able attract his attention and appreciation to ultimately prove her worth to him as a woman. Moreover, Viola's disguise also allows Orsino to respect her intelligence which causes her to win his love. First, her disguise represents her wit since she is able to adapt in a new environment quickly and excel at her job as well. Not only does this disguise prove Viola’s quick-thinking but also proves some of Orsino’s thoughts.
Twelfth Night. A play which embraces illusion, deception, love, and pure madness! It is written by one of the most influential writers in all of English Literature. Shakespeare. Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most well-recognised works. Casted in the late Elizabethan era, Twelfth Night includes a minor character named Malvolio. Based on the way, Shakespeare created his name; my first impressions of Malvolio were, evil and sinister based on the prefix ‘mal’.
In the play Twelfth Night, through the depiction of Orsino’s and Viola’s desires for romantic love, Shakespeare portrays how adjustable and self-delusional human romantic attraction can be, especially when blinded by wants and needs. Viola, who puts on the appearance of a man, makes everybody think she is a male. Her disguise becomes a sexual confusion throughout the play for several characters, creating an odd love triangle where Viola loves Duke Orsino, who loves Oliva, which then on the other hand loves Viola, in disguise as Cesario. On the other hand, Malvolio dreams of marrying his beloved Olivia, and gaining authority over his superiors, like Sir Toby. Shakespeare uses disguise in the play to show several confusions and internal conflicts between the characters, proving how malleable and deluded some human attractions can be.