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    The Ill-Mannered Shrew In the comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Katherine, a stubborn, ill-mannered women, does not follow the directions of anyone. The word “Shrew” in the title of the play represents Katherine because someone needs to tame her. Katherine does not illustrate saintly behavior in the comedy because she degrades and insults all of the men she encounters, continues to disobey her father, and bickers with her sister to the extent of harm. In the

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    “TAMING OF THE SHREW” ESSAY The play “Taming of the Shrew” is a play that in now days was made into a movie,”10 things I hate about you”. Bringing old Shakespeare’s plays into the modern times is a very risky thing to do. The film makers would have to get the setting right of a school yard, and in the school yard there has to be groups; popular, semi popular and the unknowns. Characterization, this this the most crucial part of any movie/film. Getting all of the characters the same personality that

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    In the performance of The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew focuses on dating and marriage, but, unlike most of the plays he wrote, it takes a great deal of attention to married life after the wedding. The play focus on the concerns of married life would have suggest notably related to English audiences of the Renaissance period. There were people worried with marriage in general, thanks in part to Henry VIII’s separation of England from the Catholic Church in 1534

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    In Shakespeare 's play The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio, an enigmatic character, takes on the challenge to marry the shrew, Katherine. It proves to be hard to decides whether he really adores Katherine or simply agrees to the request for the cash. Yet exploring Petruchio forces us to ask questions that can become difficult largely because, frankly, we want to like him. . Does he show as a man of honor or a mercenary seeking only to marry into money? Is he domineering and truly worthy of the title

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    experiments. In the midst of this comedic chaos, a seemingly minor character reminds the audience that first impressions are not as accurate as one might believe. Set against the backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew chronicles a headstrong fortune seeker's tumultuous relationship with an equally headstrong noblewoman and his attempt to force her into submission. But while Shakespeare primarily focuses on leading characters Petruchio and Katherina, he also

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    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

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    look up to. Very few of Shakespeare’s works fail to feature highly capable female characters in leading or substantial supporting roles, a quality which has allowed his works to endure throughout time and resonate with a diverse audience. The Taming of the Shrew features one of Shakespeare’s most headstrong, resilient, and defiant female characters, but for unknown reasons, Shakespeare choose to abruptly strip Katherine of all of the traits that make her such a compelling

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    During the Elizabethan Era, women were treated as objects and rarely received the respect they deserved. In Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, Baptista, the father of Bianca and Katharina, succeed at giving away both daughters within a week. Baptista favors one daughter over the other due to her obedience and lack of opinions. Katharina is portrayed to freely express herself, and has a hot temper. As a woman and a daughter in the 1500’s, Katharina is treated poorly, thus, the relationship

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    Literary Essay- Taming of the Shrew There is a popular romantic saying that claims opposites attract, meaning that people who are very different will fall in love. However, that is not often the case in real life, nor is it as true as it may seem in Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew. The main couple, Katherina and Petruchio, experience countless conflicts in the beginning in the play. In the end, though, they are ultimately shown to be the ones with the best marriage, which wins them a

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    Thus, it suggests that someone who defies traditional gender simultaneously rejects the chain of being. Going back to the play, a shrew, a stock female character determined by her lack of self-governance and unruly behavior, is branded as one because of her defiance towards social norms and expectations. While it is never specified which character is the eponymous shrew, there are a number of possibilities; the candidates are Kate, Bianca and Christopher Sly. These three qualify because they have

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    From Sexism to Social Reformation 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

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    Taming of the Shrew is a dramatic comedy in which several suitors try to captivate and marry a beautiful woman named Bianca. However, the suitors stumble upon an issue; Bianca’s older sister, Kate, is not married. Bianca is only eligible for marriage if Kate is married, so the suitors set out to find Kate a man. During Taming of the Shrew, the suitors of both Kate and Bianca are dishonest and deceive the sisters using disguises and mind games which results in a breakdown of all the characters

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    the appearance that they were the ones with the money, the power, and no one was allowed to tell them otherwise. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare revolves around the wealthy, such as Petruchio, Petruchio was abusive towards his servants, and his wife Katherine, he also made it his priority to find a way to “tame” his wife, thus having control. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare celebrates male dominance in marital and social hierarchies and encourages abusive behaviors towards

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    Marriage or A capitulation to Patriarchy? Shared Power in The Taming of the Shrew Throughout the play, The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare and Amy Smith’s “Performing Marriage with a difference: Wooing, Wedding, and Bedding in The Taming of the Shrew,” Smith dually notes that marriage is the prime factor of what Shakespeare is portraying. Marriage is a joining of one mind and body that pulls the heart. The Taming of the Shrew addresses the aspect of one mind and body with use of characterization

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    From Resistance to Conformity: Female Characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Ah Min Hawaa” Analysis "The taming of the shrew" is one of William Shakespeare 's earliest comedies, it was written between 1590 and 1594. Also it 's one of his most adapted works and most controversial. The taming of the shrew is about how a man named Petruchio who seeks a wealthy wife transform an aggressive woman Named Katherine into obedience. The play opens with a drunk beggar in front of a tavern in the countryside

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    Consequently, for the duration of the play The Taming of The Shrew Katherine’s behavior is attributing the struggles of being a victim of reoccurring problems due to manipulation from Petruchio, and Bianca. Furthermore, the characters Bianca and Petruchio are not only victims of their own problems, but also is Katherine who is facing problems as well and her approach to the manipulation is allowing herself to remain easily influenced by her father, plus manipulated by Petruchio and Bianca. Also the

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    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

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    Congratulations for your excellent audition for The Sunset Assembly Hall’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. You have been chosen to play the part of Katherine because your performance demonstrated the qualities which we were seeking for this role. Out of all who audition, your interpretation stood out to us as the one best fitting for our particular production of this comedy. Katherine is known to be headstrong and stubborn, but complex characters always have deeper emotions and motivations

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    The Taming of The Shrew is a comedy play by William Shakespeare that takes place in Padua. You could argue that the story is very feminist, but it is for sure a sexist play. What is “sexism” you might ask? Sexism is unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women. The play is all about men manipulating women and making them something they are not. It all starts with the beautiful and kind Bianca which is the sister of the awful bad-tempered shrew also known

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    In Shakespeare’s play, Taming of the Shrew, and in the movie, Ten Things I Hate About You, many similarities and differences can be pointed out. The play has many characteristics that are still happening to this day and will most likely happen in the future. While looking at the characters in the play and in the movie, you will see that society's view of certain people have not changed much. Why is this play, written 423 years ago, still relevant today and will be long into the future? There are

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