Taming of the Shrew& Shakespeare Analysis Paper

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The 16th century play, Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare and the modern movie 10 Things I hate about you are correspondent to each other in many ways. They have very similar characters names and their behaviors, similar plots, and themes.

The characters are very similar to each other because in Taming of the Shrew, the main character’s name is Katarina and in 10 Things I hate about you the main character’s name is Katherina, or Kat for short. Katarina and Katherine are both well known as the “shrew” of the plot. Both of their families come from a family with decent amount of wealth. This is shown in the movie because you can tell by the setting of their house that they live in a very large neighborhood and in the movie, Katharina lives in a roman villa almost. Although, they have very similar names and live in the same type of environment, they are also viewed negatively by society. Kat from the movie is represented as anti-social, heinous, and very blunt. Katharina from the play is violent and usually ends up screaming and yelling at people. They both have a bad reputation with people of their communities. Next, the tamer of the “shrew” in the play is Petruccio, while the tamer in the movie is named Patrick or Pat, for short. Katherine and Katarina both have a sister named Bianca, who is well known as outgoing and popular. The dad’s of the “shrews” from the movie and the play are also very much alike. Walter, the dad from the movie does not allow Bianca to date until her older sister Kat dates. In the play, the dad, Baptista, wants Katharina to marry first before Bianca does, which is a family tradition to them. In the play, Lucentio is the boy who finds Petruccio to tame Katharina, so that he is able to marry her younger sister, Bianca. While in the movie Joey is the boy who is attempting to date Bianca, but can’t, because of her father’s rule. In the movie, Cameron is the boy who tries to date Bianca as well.

The play and movie have the exact...
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