The Taming of the Shrew Essay | The Values in "The Taming of the Shrew" - Still Evident in "10 Things I Hate About You"

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The Values in "The Taming of the Shrew" - Still Evident in "10 Things I Hate About You"

Summary: Says that the values in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" are still evident in the film "Ten Things I Hate About You", which is based on the play.
The values in Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew" are still evident in the teen flick "10 Things I Hate About You". There are three core values - the importance of marriage for love rather than convenience; the role of patriarchy in social structure; and the importance of money and social status. Similarities can be drawn between Shakespeare's play and the modern film; however some issues have changed due to the difference in context and audience.

In the play marriage is a key value because it ensures security; therefore boyfriend-girlfriend relationships are practically unheard of and non-existent. Through his characters Shakespeare portrays marriage as an economic institution; love comes second to wealth and status. "10 Things I Hate About You" depicts boyfriend-girlfriend relationships as important due to the 20th Century context and the teenage...

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