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Taming Of The Shrew Close Read

Justin Palmer Mrs. Harris AP Language and Composition 23 February 2013 Taming of the Shrew Essay: In the critical essay “Role-Playing in the Taming of the Shrew”, author Richard Henze argues that William Shakespeare’s play, “The Taming of the Shrew”, begins as part of that jest and as a play, a pretense, within the pretense of Sly's role as lord” (Henze). Henze also goes on to state, “What Petruchio does during… the taming of Kate is like the Lord with Sly”. As evident in both the induction and...

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Taming of the shrew

The Taming of the Shrew The transformation of the aggressively ill-tempered Katharine into a trophy wife has made Shakespeare’s romantic comedy one of his most controversial works. Modern audiences in particular have found fault with this story due to the social injustices that it contains. Despite the controversy, William Shakespeare’s enduring play, The Taming of the Shrew, makes a statement on the influence that social roles have on individual fulfillment. It demonstrates the different restraints...

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Taming of the Shrew

Three things that are similar Shakespeare's play “The Taming of the Shrew” demonstrates the themes of transformation, social status and culture; furthermore, these themes are also evident in the movie “10 things I Hate about You”. This prompts readers to consider if these themes affect their lives today, or are just the ramblings of a long dead writer. In “The Taming of the Shrew most of the characters were changed in some sort of of way, which makes transformation one of the...

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Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew and 10 things I hate about you Taming of the Shrew is a famous play written by William Shakespeare. In the modern day version, 10 things I hate about you, Gil Junger explores the relationship between men and women. Junger has taken Shakespeare’s ideas of favouritism, how looks can be deceptive and a person’s basis for a relationship and has put them into an up to date teenage friendly format. The relationship between fathers and daughters is often quite difficult. In Taming...

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16 June 2104 The Taming of The Shrew During the play there are 3 men who are trying to woo Bianca, the youngest doughtier of Baptista Minola. Before any of them are aloud to court his younger doughtier they must find a husband for the foul and angry Katherina the eldest doughtier of Minola. Conveniently a man named Petruchio arrives in Padua who is looking for a bride the 2 men that were after Bianca first get him to agree to court Katherina. In order to get close to Bianca and win her...

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Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew: Investigation of Katherine Taming of the Shrew is focused on two sisters during their exploration of courting and eventually marriage. These two sisters, named Bianca and Katherine, have polar opposite personalities. One sister does not even consider the possibility of spending the rest of her life tied to a controlling man, while the other sister is the center of attention for all male suitors within a 100-mile radius and enjoys the devotion. Although the play begins with...

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Taming of the Shrew Appropriation 10 Things

afternoon ladies and gentlemen I am Gil Junger and I am present here today to inform you on how I appropriated the Shakespearean play "The Taming of the Shrew" into the modern day teen flick "10 Things I Hate About You" , whilst still being able to keep the key themes and values evident throughout the film. The themes and values present in The Taming of the Shrew for the appropriation to be successful needed to be evident in 10 Things I Hate About You. These included romance and marriage, the importance...

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Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the shrew The Taming of the shrew was just one of William Shakespeare's 4 great comedies. Taming of the shrew is based on a king named Baptista who had two daughters named Katherina and Bianca. Both daughters had arranged marriages by there father. Since Katherina was older she had to get married first. Her father chose Petruchio for her to marry. Katherina did not want to get married to Pertuchio, but Katherina did not have a choice. Katherina was very disobedient at the begging of...

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Taming of the Shrew- Modern Audience

‘It is impossible for a modern audience to feel comfortable with ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. With close reference to Shakespeare’s presentation of Katherina comic conventions, and having the above question in mind, write about your response to the ending of the play. It is often thought that ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (ToTS) is not suitable for modern audiences and that they would not enjoy it as a viewer. This is an obvious interpretation for a modern audience because of social conventions within...

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Archetypes in Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew is a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare in the 1500’s. It takes place in the city of Padua, presumably during the Italian Renaissance. The major conflict of the play is ‘taming’ a hot-headed woman named Katherine and to overcome the rule her father holds on his two daughters where the eldest marries first. The script brings up a lot of attention in the feminist theory. But, Shakespeare’s play reflects on the archetypes of characters, situations, and symbols. These...

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