Perhaps the theme that is most recurrent in William Shakespeare's plays is that of filial relationships, specifically the relationship between daughter and father. This particular dynamic has allowed Shakespeare to create complex female characters that come into conflict with their fathers over issues ranging from marriage to independence. At the same time, the dramatist exposes his audience to the struggles women face when attempting to assert themselves in a misogynistic world. Through the daughter-father dyads portrayed in The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare highlights the effects that gender constraints have on female characters while simultaneously drawing attention to the sharp contrast between both relationships.
Additionally, in a general sense, the common rivalry between siblings is also often manifested in physical violence. In fact, one contemporary study collaborates the motivation sibling rivalry before reporting that 82 percent of all families with more than one child reported that siblings had carried out some form of physical violence amongst themselves (Newman 120). This is portrayed in a specific sense in the play in Act II, scene I, wherein the cruel Katherine has bound Bianca's hands and is questioning her about the suitor she favors in Baptista's home. There, when Bianca promises Katherine that she will plead Katherine's case to Hortensio, Katherine surmises that Biance likes Gremio. However, when Biance laughs at Katherine's idea, as in so many contemporary families, the older sister hits her sibling.
What is the joy of having a sibling? Is it that you always have someone to beat up on? Or is it you have someone to express all your feelings to, knowing they aren’t listening or understanding it? Siblings can sometimes be there for you, for anything that you may need. Siblings are supposed to get along, but there are a big handful that don’t. Many siblings fight over redundant things such as who gets the higher quality clothing items. This rivalry shows up in the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst--and it does not have a very satisfying ending.The story is full of symbolism and it teaches us to cherish every little moment with our siblings and be grateful that we have them in our lives.
Baptista, from the play, is a contrast to the Ten Things father. He very much desires his daughter's to get married because he doesn't want to risk losing his family's good reputation. We can tell that it is normal for daughter's to be married by their father's and the father is not worried about sex, drugs or alcohol, so we can gather that
Another important similarity of characters is the role in which the fathers play Walter Stratford (Father to Kat and Bianca) is a single dad, who also happens to be a doctor, like any other dad he is known to be very overprotective of his daughters with his conditioning and priority only being to secure the best possible living standards for his daughters. In saying that he doesn’t want neither Kat nor Bianca to engage in stereotypical teenage activities such as partying, drinking, smoking, doing drugs, joining cults or having sex, concerned for both their wellbeing and mentality he advocates a path that will enable them to stick to appropriate roots and be able to make their own decisions as they are near to becoming independent woman of society. As oppose to that father figure in Taming of the Shrew Baptista is almost holding his daughters hostage rather than enabling them to pick their own pathways, he is simply fond of the interest of trying to rid himself unruly of Katherine and will do just about whatever he can to get rid of her preferably expressing no concern of whom she ends up marrying. His only
“Sibling relationships outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty, and distrust,” said by Erica E. Goode, a New York Times journalist. A sibling can be the best gift parents give. That gift can be a best friend, a protector, and a supporter all wrapped into one person who will be next to him from the beginning of life to the end of life. A sibling bond is a bond that is strong, and in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout Finch experience this bond. The relationship I have with my brother Jake is very similar to the relationship of Jem and Scout, and I am very thankful for that.
Walter Stratford is the father in the movie “10 Things I hate about you” and Baptista is the father in “Taming of the Shrew” play written by Shakespeare. Walter is an over protective father to both Bianca and Katherina. He will not let Bianca date until Kat does. He made this rule to protect Bianca from dating as Kat wants to wait until she is out of high school.
One can say my relationship with my sister is umm... complicated; one minute we’re fine and the next we want to rip out each others eyeballs. But yet, so many other siblings are like that too, so my sister and I are nothing spectacularly out of the ordinary. In fact, one can say we have a healthy sibling relationship, because of this weird love-hate complex. One great example of an average sibling relationship comes from Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, where Jem and Scout Finch have a very iconic sibling relationship. My relationship with my sister is extremely similar to Jem and Scout’s relationship.
Baptista Minola, the heavy-handed father in The Taming of the Shrew, can be characterized as having difficulty expressing his love effectively to his daughters Bianca and Katherine. While Bianca is charming, tranquil, and stunning, Katherine, being the shrew of the play, is hostile, peevish, and quick witted. After raising both daughters until the day of their marriage, Baptista has been caught in the middle of their opposing characteristics. Understandingly, his actions to deal with this discrepancy can be viewed as cruel and tyrannical; however, he is a loving father that cares deeply for his daughters and their well-being. Many readers only consider Baptista’s concern for the marriage of his daughters as cruel and the amount of wealth they may inherit as greedy when describing his manner and personality, but he acts with logic in each situation and values the happiness of his daughters.
Few relationships are as special as the bond between sisters. Siblings know us greater than even we know ourselves sometimes; it’s through this insight, their insight, that we can see ourselves better and grow into who we aspire to be. My relationship with my sister is no exception; she’s my best friend. She’s a part of why I am who I am today, and it all started with a name.
Katherine on the other hand presents herself in a very different way. She is moody, sullen, angry, rude and outspoken all the time. These are not characteristics that are desired in a wife. Katherine doesn't care though, she goes to above everyone's criticism, which comes from her father along with other random suitors to Bianca and she chooses to be her own person. She refuses to be polite simply because that is what is expected of her. The consequences of acting in this such a manner are that the men in the society refuse to marry her, they jest at her expense, and she is at risk to have to become an old maid and live with her father for the rest of her life. Her father can't wait
Having siblings can be both a good thing and bad thing. In “Seven Ways Your Siblings May Have Shaped You” By Lindsay Lyon the article was about different situations that I or anyone of us may have experienced when having a sibling in life. “How Our Siblings Shape Us” by Naomi Schaefer Riley is about both the good and bad things about having a sibling and what I or you might or may have experienced. Whether you have an older sibling or a younger sibling, scientific facts, as well as personal experience, show that having a sibling can strongly affect you in the long run. Some of the things that can or may strongly affect me, you and your siblings are success, relationships, and rivalries.
Sibling rivalry is common all over the world and every parent have heard about at least one story of two siblings that never got along very well since they were kids. Sibling rivalry could be caused by various reasons, however not all siblings were rivals since they were kids. Rivalry between two or three siblings does not have to grow with them as they age, for instance rivalry could happen over night over an argument between two siblings no matter how old they are. Conflicts between siblings does not have to be based on their age, because the rivalry between the siblings could have existed since they were young kids and could have grown with them as they aged. Rivalry could sometimes mean hatred, jealousy or it could
As regards to sibling relationship, Kastenbaum (1993) described it as the relation of two or more individuals with the same biological parents. That relation also includes how these individuals act together concerning their awareness, insights, thoughts and feelings regarding each other.
“Sibling relationships in particular are among the longest lasting and most influential relationships in an individual’s lifetime” (Shalash 288). Relationships with siblings definitely affects emotions. Emotions vary when it comes to siblings; they can range from anger and jealousy to joy and gratefulness. Siblings can go from calm and loving while spending time together to fighting physically or verbally within moments. With multiple siblings, favorites are often chosen by parents or siblings so the other siblings may feel like an outcast. When two families are combined different routines can cause great conflict. If a child faces conflicts continuously with their family it can make complications for their love life.