Gender Roles In The Elizabethan Era

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The women of the Elizabethan era were expected to be silent and obedient to men in society. They did not have any rights and were seen as property to a man. The women of the Elizabethan era were given education only if they were of noble birth. Otherwise, they had to stay home and learn to run the household. For Elizabethan era women of noble birth, education included knowledge of several languages, including Latin, Greek, Italian, and French. However, even noble women were not allowed to go to university and were only taught by tutors who visited them in their home. Gender roles during the Elizabethan era were clearly defined, with men reigning superior over women. Men really had an enormous influence over women. While a man went out to work,…show more content…
These two characters are also alike, in the fact, they both disguised themselves as some sort of teacher. Lucentio actually disguised himself as a teacher, whereas Cameron actually learned French so that he would be able to be Bianca’s French tutor. In the play, Luciento uses his disguise to convey his feelings to Bianca but in the movie Cameron directly tells Bianca how he…show more content…
The play explores the gender inequality, marriage, obedience and its importance in relationships and the social subjugation of females. The story of Kat and Patrick’s relationship in the movie shows that you shouldn’t judge people on appearances. Patrick thinks there is no way he could actually like Kat but in the end she turns out to be the girl he falls in love with. At the beginning of the film Michael walks through the courtyard with Cameron and informs him about the different social groups at Padua High School. This shows the way high school is often perceived in real life. The scene, with a long camera shot, shows how judgmental they are putting everyone into groups and putting a label on them. The examples of Kat and Patrick show us that people can be different compared to how they first
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