The Taming of the Shrew Essay | Society's Values Reflected in "Taming of the Shrew" and "Ten Things I Hate about You"

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Society's Values Reflected in "Taming of the Shrew" and "Ten Things I Hate about You"

Summary: The Gil Junger movie "Ten Things I Hate about You" is based upon William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." Both stories reflect the role of woman in society: the patriarchal Elizabethan era of Shakespeare's time and the modern-era of women's rights in the late 20th century. These issues are addressed particularly in Katherina's transformation into Kat and Petruchio's transformtion into Patrick.
Through a close analysis of William Shakespeare's `Taming of the Shrew" and Gil Junger's movie `Ten Things I Hate about You', a responder can identify with the values implicit in the society that produced each text. This is especially evident when closely analysing the transformation of Katherina into Kat and Petruchio into Patrick. Shakespeare's `Taming of the Shrew' was written in the Elizabethan era. This society was clearly based on that of patriarchal society where the man was the head. Women who rejected this were labelled as Shrews. Women of this time were married off, as they could not provide for themselves. Marriage was considered an economic contract. This is contrasted to the 90's, which is the time when Junger's `Ten Things I Hate about You' was released. This society was no longer based on...

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