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The 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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Comedy Conventions Shakespearean plays are often seen as sad or depressing. In "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare takes a somewhat sad topic of a man marrying off his daughters and makes it quite humorous. "The Taming of the Shrew" is about a man named Baptista, who has two daughters, one who is very loud and vicious named Katerina, and another sweet, sincere daughter named Bianca. Baptista makes a rule in his house that Bianca may not get married until Kate does, therefore a man sets up...

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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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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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English Nickalson Thomas Ms.Thomas Choice 2 In play by William Shakespeare's play “The Taming of the Shrew”, the shrew Katherine had a very bad attitude on life and just about everything else. Bianca wanted to get married. She had all of the men's hearts, Katherine had none. If Katherine got married then Bianca could get married. She really was a shrew who needed to be tamed. No one wanted to marry Katherine until Petruchio arrives in Padua to find a wealthy wife. He...

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“The Taming of the Shrew”, a play written by famous author and playwright William Shakespeare, can be seen as a prime example of a play that is both challenging and enjoyable. The recurring theme of gender inequality is almost always evident in any dealings with characters from the opposite sex, from marriage arrangements to simple conversation, this idea can be seen outstanding. Shakespeare treats women in a very decrying fashion to make them look more like a property rather than a person and then...

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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 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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In the Shakespearean play The Taming of the Shrew, Katherine is perceived to be a “shrew” because of her uncontrolled hostility and impudent behavior. Some believe at the end of the play Petrucchio tamed Katherine. However, she was not tamed. Katherine was rude to her father because he tried to control her life. Katherine so badly wanted to be in charge of her own decisions and for that reason she would not become tame for any man, even her father. Katherine also shows no sign of trying to make ends...

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Critical Response: The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew, is a controversial play that introduces a battle between a man and woman. The woman, whom is strong-willed, must show submission to her husband. As this play has been read by many people, there has been a wide range of different reactions about the play. Whether people agree with the morals of this play or disagree, it is based upon ones beliefs of what role women play in society. Petruccio...

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