Through intertextual relationships, detecting the significant differences and transformations between William Shakespeare's play Taming of The Shrew, and Ten Things I Hate About You, a contemporary hollywood film directed by Gil Junger enriches our understandings towards cultural issues through feminist attitudes, social hierarchy and the transformation in sentiments towards love and marriage. Both texts exert compelling issues through different techniques to proclaim to the audience that women during the 16th century were seen as obsequious, however Ten Things I Hate About You, an allusion of Taming of the Shrew, enriches our understanding of these gender role issues by proclaiming that we must reject blatant consumerism. Among this, issues of class and love are explored, and through a historical reading I was able to depict the changes in values and cultures between the production of both texts.
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines takes place in 1940’s, a time period of segregation. This was a time when blacks were often at fault for a crime they did not commit, such as what transpired in this book. A man named Jefferson was convicted of a crime he did not commit and was insulted during court. Now his family, friends, and even Jefferson himself were trying to prove the white community wrong about their beliefs that a black man is unequal and lacks dignity against Jefferson and the black community. Not only is Jefferson going through a period of suffering on death row, but others, like Grant Wiggins and Miss Emma, are also facing their struggles and they will try to prove others wrong and redeem themselves through knowledge,
Over time relationships and gender roles have changed dramatically. Women are being affected the most by the changes of societal expectations especially in what is viewed as the perfect woman. Women were expected to be quiet, submissive, and obedient to their husbands. On the contrary, women today are able to speak their minds and be expressive and have more freedom. This is seen in Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and its modern day version 10 Things I Hate About You through the character Katherine.
Kat finally goes into detail about the trauma she’s endured from her dad leaving, and the fact that her image of him was ruined at such a young age when she found out he cheated on her mom. They share a moment, and Julia kisses Kat again, but this time she’s rejected. The two of them get into an argument about what the basis of their friendship is. Kat reveals that she could tell all along that Julia liked her romantically, but dismissed it because she needed a friend to confide in. Julia gets angry over the fact that Kat was knowingly toying with her emotions. The fight comes to a head when Julia uses something Kat had previously told her about her parents in confidence to fight back against her. Kat storms off, leaving Julia stranded in the
With each thing her father does including punishing her for her owl, and losing his temper frequently, she finds her self more independent because she has her own thoughts and beliefs that are different from her father.
The historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (TTS) and the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You (10TIH) differ exceptionally, resulting in the film’s expression of values unlike those expressed in Shakespeare’s original text. Shakespeare’s play was written during the Elizabethan era, during which the belief that men were superior to women was prevalent. This concept is centralised in TTS, through incorporation of a disputably misogynistic tone and the dominance of men consequently forcing Katherina into marriage and submission. In contrast, 10TIH, a modern film appropriation of TTS, largely challenges the values of Shakespeare’s play. It presents to
Love is represented in many shapes and ideas based on social context as well as those caught within. William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew as well as its adaptation 10 Things I Hate About You by Gil Junger, represent their respective ideas on love which shares its similarities and differences, both portraying love in their own forms. Both texts highlight the ideals of love in their context as well as one of the main courtships, Katharina and Petruchio, involved in love, portraying their values of love.
Hello and welcome respected audience of the Shakespeare Society. I would like to start today by thanking you for allowing me to speak on the topic of how the stereotypical roles of women have changed and evolved in a positive manner since the Elizabethan era. I will start by defining a few beneficial terms before discussing how Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew has been appropriated by Gil Junger’s in the 1999 movie, 10 Things I Hate About You.
The effect the men have on the women as well as the effect the women have on the men is seen in Shakespeare's “Taming of the Shrew” and the movie “10 Things I Hate About You”. The reason the characters are the way they are at the end of the play and the movie is because of the people around them. The changes that occurred in Katherine and Kat as well as the changes that occurred in Petruchio and Patrick throughout the play and the movie are due to gender identity. People can change others in many different ways. Some people change for the better and some people change for the worse. Both of these situations occur both in the book “Taming of the Shrew” as well as the movie “Ten things I Hate About You”.
I am choosing Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona from 10 Things I Hate About You. They only came to know eachother when Patrick was payed by Joey to date Kat. Kat is very hostile and guarded so things start very slowly. Eventually Patrick begins to make more of an effort (partially due to money, partially due to an increasing interest in Kat.) Kat continually rebuffs Patrick's advances, so eventually information is obtained from Kat's sister in order for Patrick to become more likeable. then they go to a party together, somethign bad happens and Kat ends up drinking and almost getting a concussion. Patrick takes care of her, but doesnt kiss her when shes drunk so she becomes upset. Eventually they go to a school dance, some events happen and Kat learns Patrick was being paid to date her. Eventually they recover from this.
Grace has been told for more than half her life that she was crazy. Her mother’s death that she witnesses was an accident, there was no scarred man, and there was nothing she could do to change what had happened. But Grace knew they were wrong. With the help of her friends Noah, Megan and Rosie, she managed to discover that the scarred man was Dominic, the first love of her mother, who was there to kill her mother, but chose instead to stage her death. Grace came down just as Dominic was taking the picture, and picked up the gun that was lying on the floor. Firing blinding, she missed Dominic and shot her mother instead. The traumatic moment of shooting her mother was blocked from Grace’s mind as it was unable to handle what she did. Her family tries to protect her from this, saying it was an accident, trying to get Grace to stop pushing. When pushing too hard, Grace discovers the truth of what happened that night, and what she did, and with the
My essay will be on how one character is dynamic throughout Okay For Now. Gary D. Schmidt is the author of Okay For Now. He tells a thrilling story about a young boy whose life changes very fast and it affects all of his family. The character analysis is on Doug Swieteck. This essay will be showing how Doug hates his life at first ,but then changes his mind throughout the book.
Question One: Doug has a difficult family life. His father behaves less like a parent and more like a bully, but in Marysville, Doug meets other adults who show him kindness and compassion. Name a few of the adult characters in Okay For Now who offer Doug guidance and instruction. What does Doug learn from them? Support your response with evidence from the text.