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.
Petruchio, from The Taming of the Shrew, and Patrick, from 10 Things I Hate About You, are both manipulative and indifferent towards others. However, Patrick uses compassion to woo Katharina, and Petruchio uses an aggressive strategy to woo Katerina. 10 Things I Hate About You and The Taming of the Shrew are about relationships during the 1500s and 1990s. They both have many similarities and difference and finish with a happy
There are many similarities and differences between The Taming of The Shrew and 10 Things I hate About You. The obvious and main difference is that The Taming of The Shrew was actually written by William Shakespeare whereas 10 things I Hate About You is not written by William. The language in the two is a little different though due to the date each was created. A similarity is that the main characters are the same. The main similarity though is definitely the plot line.
The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate about You are romantic comedies. Even though they are written 400 years apart, they have many similarities. The many similarities are because 10 Things I Hate About You was loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew. However, there are some differences in some of the characters. One character that stands out from both, The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You, is Katherine and Katarina. Both characters do not care what others think about them and both act like they do not like their men when they really do. Although there are many comparisons, there are also a few differences. One major difference is that they both play a different role in the taming sequence.
In Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew, the main character, Katharina Minola is portrayed as a shrew. Her behavior emanated from the fact that a father who treated her with indifference raised her and there was a lack of a motherly influence in her life. “Shakespeare sketches her character with a depth the typical shrew lacks” (“The Taming and Comic Tradition” 1) so her behavior is a defense mechanism used to protect herself from rejection. Katharina “is aggressive and belligerent, but she recognizes her own repulsiveness and ultimately responds positively to love” (“The Taming and Comic Tradition” 1). Once Katharina meets Petruchio, her intended husband, her behavior starts to transform into that of a socially acceptable wife. Katharina’s metamorphosis in behavior is
In Taming of the Shrew many of these events were particularly significant in terms understanding Kate’s disposition throughout the story. Kate’s character, being dynamic, goes through a very important inner change toward the end of story. At first, Kate was described as rude, sharp tongued, and stubborn. Kate was an envious woman who would punish her sister so she could get answers out of her. She would also yell at her father for not cherishing her as he did to her sister. This, however, changes when Kate meets Petruchio who, unlike others, has a tolerance for Kate. Petruchio successfully tames her to behave properly. His taming methods consisted of starving her, having her wear the clothes he likes and making her do things that were
William Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew, and Gil Junger’s film, Ten Things I Hate About You, contain many elements that reflect the time period and society in which they were composed. The Taming of The Shrew strongly reflects on the idea of marriage being an economic agreement as well as the structured roles played by men and women that were prevalent in the 16th century and how gender affected the way a person can be viewed and courted in the same time period. This is contrasted by Gil Junger’s 1999 appropriation, Ten Things I Hate About You, in which modern teenage life and relationships are explored, touching on these same issues in relation to gender roles in a modern context. In this essay I will compare the roles of men and women in each text, as well as considering the difference in the two societies in terms of money, relationships and social status.
Petruchio may have been mean to her in order to tame her but by the end; he shows how he truly loves her. “Come, my sweet Kate/Better once than never, for never too late” (Shakespeare Vi 149-150). Kat’s sonnet about her feelings towards Patrick show that she has accepted that she can be in love. This is her version of being “tamed” because she can rely on someone other than herself. Patrick uses the money he made dating her to buy her a guitar and beg for her forgiveness. He has fallen for her though that was no his original intention. “I thought you could use it. You know, when you start your band. Besides, I had some extra cash, you know. Some asshole paid me to take out a really great girl but I screwed up. I fell for her” (10 Things I Hate About You). Besides the story, the filmmakers have used several exact lines from the play in the movie. Cameron echoes Lucentio’s line, “I burn, I pine, I perish”(Shakespeare Ii 155) when he sees Bianca for the first time. Kat, like Kate, tells her sister “You don't always have to be who they want you to be” (10 Things I Hate About You). The filmmakers kept Shakespeare’s story of love and deceit intact in the modernization.
Women in the era of Queen Elizabeth I were often portrayed through stereotypes such as, “The Good and the Badde” by Nicholas Breton. In this work women have desired traits such as loyalty, obedience, and innocence. Undesirable traits would be just the opposite, disobedience, raunchiness, treachery, loudness, and being outspoken. The play, “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, plays heavily to these stereotypes with the two female main characters; Bianca and Kate. Whereas Kate plays the Un-quiet one in the beginning, but transitions to more of a quiet one or the good wife while Bianca plays The Virgin.
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 story of The Taming of the Shrew is one that raises important issues both in the Shakespearean text and in the modern appropriation 10 Things I Hate About You.
The theatrical play of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (1594) and the live action film ’10 Things I Hate About You’ (1999) are clearly similar in many ways (as the drama film is a modern adaptation of the classic Shakespearean text), these similarities can be recognized through themes which point out scenes, quotes and/or effects both text types share with each other. Themes include, Gender Politics/Roles, Romantic Relationships and Social Hierarchy (social status/class). The themes of Gender Politics and Social Hierarchy support the precisely represented similarities both text types share, highlighting the enduring provenance of these concerns over time.
It is undeniable that that texts are polysemic makings, intertextual reproductions, and that many modern texts borrow from earlier texts. This can distinctly be seen in the comparison of the 1999 teen comedy film “Ten Things I Hate About You”, directed by Jil Gunger and its relative counterpart, Shakespeare’s play, “The Taming Of The Shrew”. The comparing and contrast of the two texts has given me a deeper understanding on issues of stereotypical gender roles, notions of love and marriage, and how society’s values and attitudes have changed over time. The film is a modern remaking of Shakespeare’s play, changing many aspects such as context and characterisation to present something its audience can relate to, something that is more
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
The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, and has weathered well into our modern era. For all the praises it has garnered throughout the centuries, it is curious to note that many have considered it to be one of his most controversial in his treatment of women. The "taming" of Katherine has been contended as being excessively cruel by many writers and critics of the modern era. George Bernard Shaw himself pressed for its banning during the 19th century. The subservience of Katherine has been labeled as barbaric, antiquated, and generally demeaning. The play centers on her and her lack of suitors. It establishes in the first act her shrewish demeanor and its repercussions on her family. It is only with the introduction of the witty Petruchio as her suitor, that one begins to see an evolution in her character. Through an elaborate charade of humiliating behavior, Petruchio humbles her and by the end