Cambridge Cambridge University Taming Of The Shrew
2,014 wordsA recurrent theme In Shakespeare's plays is the idea that things are not always what they seem. The Taming of the Shrew shows a good example of this theme. In this play we find many discrepancies between what seems to be and what is. The main theme of this play is knowing what a person is really like is more important than how they appear to be. This is shown by Petruchio's relationship with Katherine; the changing roles of Tranio, Lucentio, and Hortensio; and the true characters of Bianca and K...
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Obedient Wife Beginning Kate Shrew
367 wordsIn the beginning, Kate appears to be quite a shrew. However, this is due to her father's treatment of her. Kate is not a shrew; she has merely put on a shrew-like act to cover up the humiliation and embarrassment that her father has caused her. Her father seems as though he wishes to be rid of her, and will pass her off to any man willing to marry her, without regard for her own feelings. He will not allow Kate's sister Bianca to marry until he has ensured that he will be rid of Kate, even thoug...
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Taming Of The Shrew Broadway Musical
1,610 wordsChoose one of the various film versions of The Taming of the Shrew, the musical Kiss Me Kate or the recent film Ten Things I Hate About You, and critically evaluate the success or otherwise of this film as an appropriated text. The 1953 film of the musical Kiss Me Kate is successful in many aspects as an appropriation of the Shakespearian play The Taming of the Shrew. These include: the transmission of Kiss Me Kate from the live Broadway musical to the film version; and the clear portrayal of th...
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1,514 wordsSet in the fictional Padua High School (and filmed in handsome locations in Seattle and Tacoma), " 10 Things I Hate About You" deliriously hurls us into a single-minded teen milieu, creating a definite look, code of manners and witty jargon that encloses us in a strictly contemporary world. It's Shakespeare by way of "Dawson's Creek, " and it's engaging fun. Padua High is the home-away-from-home for the cheerily popular Bianca, one of two Stratford sisters around which June's action swirls. Bian...
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Act Two Scene Act One Scene
527 wordsThe Taming of the Shrew gives us a couple of very distinct variations in ways that fathers raise their daughters and the way fathers raise their sons. One of the earliest examples is with regard to male and female education. Early in the play we are introduced to Lucentio who has arrived in Padua with his servant Tranio to haply institute a course of learning and ingenious studies... (act one, scene one, line eight). Lucentio seek to find an education that could not be received in Pisa but only ...
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Female Characters York Routledge
970 words... bsp; theater characteristically calls idealization into question and foregrounds excess' (Belsey 92). Helen is both idealized and the pursuit of her excessive; hence she is unlikely to escape unscathed in a satirical treatment of the Trojan war. The contrast between the empowering masculinization of female characters and the paralyzing feminization of males make the latter more appropriate to a tragedy or a satire, the former more useful in comedy. Rosalind speaks several times in ways that ...
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Shakespeare The Chauvinist Part 2
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Taming Of The Shrew Elizabethan Era
613 wordsThe Taming of the Shrew: Kates Soliloquy Kates soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew. The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling, glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe. Moreover, the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in time. Kate, in realising...
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End Of The Play Universal Appeal Kate
676 wordsThe play, Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare s comedies. It portrays the humorous events regarding the suiting of Kate, a shrew dwelling in the city of Padua. It portrays many ideas about love and marriage that do not quite fit with our current views and what we know about relationships. It can be argued that the comedy of the play makes it universal, but it contains some themes that will not be received in the same light as they were during Shakespeare s time. The comedy is still mostly ...
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Stay At Home Traditional Roles
621 wordsDifferent Image Of The Wife Between Sixteenth Different Image Of The Wife Between Sixteenth Centuries And Today Different image of the wife between sixteenth centuries and today Today many wives always want to have same position with their husband. So that they always have conflict with each other. Why they always have conflict? Actually, it is effected by wife who changes the traditional role. As I remembered that wife and husband lived together very well in sixteenth century. They didn t have ...
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Petruchio Grumio Kate Servant
213 wordsThe Taming of the Shrew: Act IV Scene I Grumio arrives at Petruchio? s house after accompanying Petruchio and Kate on a long journey from Padua. Grumio affirms the fact that the servants are well prepared for the new couple? s arrival. He tells Curtis, another servant to Petruchio, of an incident that occurred on the trip. Katherina? s horse had thrown on her off and then remained on top of her. Petruchio? s reaction was not to assist Katherina, but to strike Grumio for letting the horse fall. G...
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Taming Of The Shrew Hortensio Marries Quot
574 wordsShakespeare's Taming of the Shrew Paper I believe that Shakespeare had a very little understanding of women. In this play The Taming of the Shrew the women seem very flat. There is Kate; she is the proverbial " witchy" woman. The butt of jokes men think of while sitting around a campfire discussing their troubles with women, or the woman everyman wants to go out with and " conquer" to prove how really " macho" he is. Then there is Bianca; she portrays everyman's fan...
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Midsummer Nights Dream Merchant Of Venice
1,151 wordsWilliam Shakespeare had a way of creating intelligent characters who made use of the art of deception for their own personal gains. Characters such as Lucentio and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew; Oberon and Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream; Portia in The Merchant of Venice; and Richard in Richard III, all wanted to further their own agenda and did so in very sneaky and deceitful ways. These characters smartly used trickery and deceit to achieve their goals, and succeeded. And let me be a s...
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Taming Of The Shrew End Of The Play
1,527 wordsThe Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is an introduction in the ever present battle of women to be loving and caring wives, while at the same time holding on to our independence. Its plot is derived from the popular war of the sexes theme in which males and females are pitted against one another for dominance in marriage. The play begins with an induction in which a drunkard, Christopher Sly, is fooled into believing he is a king and has a play performed for him. The play he watches is ...
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666 wordsDr. Black 9 / 27 / 99 Clayton Wood 259 - 61 - 3993 In Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew Petruchio becomes a caricature of Katherine in order to tame her of her shrewishness. In doing this he leaves her spirit alive. The entire play centers on identity and perspective. Shakespeare alters the identity of many of the major players but the most important alteration is the one that occurs within Kate. The play begins with an identity switch as Christopher Sly, a peasant and town drunk, is made to thi...
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455 wordsWilliam Shakespeare? s Taming of the Shrew is one of the most classic comedies throughout all of literature. Several stage productions have been professionally done, and each version has it positive sides and negative sides. This paper will be about comparing and contrasting the two versions I have seen. I have seen the Elizabeth Taylor version that I? ll be calling the? movie version? and I have seen the one we watched in AP English. Even though both versions are telling the same story the way ...
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Taming Of The Shrew Apparent Reason
1,269 wordsKatharina and Beatrice are both similar characters. They each are plagued with unrequited love, and depressed by their own inability to woo the suitor of their choosing. Each of them are unable to accept the female role of passivity. Although both women seem to accept their roles of wives at the conclusion of the plays. Upon further examination, one will find that Beatrice is a much more complex character. One would have to agree with the critic who said, Katharina is a character sketched in bol...
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16 Th Century Man And Wife
2,241 wordsThe critical question of most scholars studying William Shakespeare s writing was whether he was trying to stress the importance of equality and fairness amongst women or was he, as a male raised in the 16 th century, expressing his beliefs of women as a gender. Did Shakespeare truly believe, as he had Richard in Richard III state, that the differences of male and female was as simple as the words male and female being associated with different statements? For example, the word male being associ...
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1,087 wordsThe Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, deals with marriage. The ideas explored are primarily shown through the characters of Petruchio and Katharina. We are introduced to the trials and tribulations which present themselves in their everyday lives. The characters bring up a traditional concept of male domination. Through the play we see the need for domination through Petruchio, and the methods he uses to dominate. While these ideas of male domination have remained a constant throughou...
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Iv Iii Perfect Love
797 wordsThe Scene Analysis Scene Analysis The intent of this paper is to analyze a few points in Shakespeare's Play, The Taming of the Shrew. During scenes i and iii of Act IV, Petruchio has taken Katherine to his country estate. It is here that Petruchio will manage to transform and conform Katherine to playing the role of a benevolent wife. Petruchio's strategy is a very good one that causes Katherine to realize that her shrewdness will not be tolerated and she must switch roles from shrew to benevole...
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