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The Taming Of The Shrew

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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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

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

Ben Smith 2nd Semester play review 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...

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Themes in Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy written in the early 1590’s by William Shakespeare. This play within a play starts when a powerful lord plays a prank on a poor, drunken man named Christopher Sly. The lord convinces the poor man that he is actually a lord himself and that the troop of actors that have arrived are there to perform a play for him. This play that the troop of actors performs is the story of Petruchio, who wants to marry for money, and Katherina, the shrew. The two actually marry...

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Deception in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

Year 10 English In the Shakespearian play: The Taming of the Shrew, deception is one of the major concepts. A tangled web is created in the play through deception of character behavior and the change between clothing and class. Most of the deception in the play have particular motives behind them and create dramatic irony. Shakespeare has used dramatic irony to create a comedic play. Character deception in The Taming of the Shrew is used largely, and Lucentio one of the main characters...

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The Taming of the Shrew - Katherina's Transformation

Clifford "Discuss Katherina's Transformation Through-Out The Play" Love can transform any individual into a new person. In William Shakespeare's play, 'The Taming Of The Shrew', Katherina Minola starts off as a rebellious and unorthodox character (especially when compared to her pure sister Bianca), but ends up evolving from a stubborn shrew into a loyal and obedient wife to Petruchio. Shakespeare uses the plot as well as numerous other techniques such as metaphor, symbolism and tone to establish...

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