Gender Roles Of Shakespeare 's ' Taming Of The Shrew '

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Angamnuaisiri 1 Narupat Angamnuaisiri Foster English IV 10 April 17 Taming of the Shrew: Gender Roles William Shakespeare was one of the most famous writers in the world during the sixteenth century. He came from England, born in 1564 and died in 1616. He was also a poet with more than one hundred sonnets and two long poems. Many of Shakespeare’s dramas illustrate various forms of domestic and social problems. He was a playwriter of some famous plays, such as Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Taming of the Shrew. Taming of the Shrew is a comedy, written from 1590 to 1592. The characters in the play detail romance mixed with humor. The play talks about gender roles of males and females in society and in their lives during the…show more content…
As a woman, she does not change herself just to satisfy all those people around her who want her to change; she stays true to herself. She rejects the idea of being a typical woman because no one explains to her why she is to act in such a way. Kate is different than her sister. Bianca is the type of woman who is sweet and obedient to her father. She is soft-spoken, unassuming, and perfect. The men consider Bianca as a normal role model. Comment by Grammarly: Deleted:of Comment by Grammarly: Deleted:e Comment by Grammarly: Deleted:m In Act II, scene I, two marriage proposals occur that are economic. The […] emotional connect between the women and their love interest contracts made by their father” (Women and Power par.1). Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, comes searching for his fortune. His friend Hortensio tells him that he knows the right woman, but the obstacle is that she is the worst shrew. However, Petruchio does not care. He is sure that he can handle the situation, as long as she has a large dowry. Petruchio’s […] attraction for Kate and Baptista’s requirement that he woo his daughter change the nature of their relationship from a business proposal to one of attraction and, possibly, affection the relationship” (Women and Power par.1). Similarly, Baptista asserts that whoever can "assure my daughter greatest dowery / Shall have my Bianca’s love” (2.1.364-365). The oddly possessive “my Bianca’s love” highlights the patriarchal
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