"Taming of the Shrew" Essay

Essay by qwertygrkHigh School, 10th grade June 2006

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The process of transformation involves much more than just the adaptation of ideas and form to contemporary situation, the examples of these are shown in both the play "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, and the movie

"10 Things I hate about you" produced by Gil Junger, these have significant similarities in the themes portrayed. These themes are Love and Courtship, Gender Roles and Expectations of Marriage. However some of these themes are timeless and don't need to be changed, while others need to be updated and reconsidered to accommodate the changed nature of society, moral values and changed human ways of life. The theme "Love and Courtship" is shown by Petruccio and Katherina from the book, and from the movie by Bianca and Cameron. But also the theme of "Gender Roles", which is shown by Katherina and Bianca, from "The

Taming of the Shrew" and Bianca and Kat, from "10 Things I Hate About You" As well as the theme "Expectations of Marriage".

The theme "Expectations of Marriage" is contributed to the play "The

Taming of the Shrew" written by William Shakespeare in the year of 1623. The theme is shown by how Baptista is attempting to find a husband for Katherina.

However Katherina is being a spoilt brat and rejecting all the suitors, she is also happily stopping Bianca from being able to receive any type of suitor, and even get married, because Bianca is younger than Katherina. Katherina and Bianca always seem to have their fights, and this is shown throughout the novel by

Katherina speaking in free verse except for when speaking to Bianca, this is to give more effect into the problematic fights. As Bianca is not allowed to receive any sort of suitor, Gremio and Hortensio dress...