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  • Male Fantasy Of Sorts
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    Shakespeare'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 every mans fantasy of the prefect woman. Her yo...
  • Relationship Between Kate And Petruchio
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    Kiss Me Woman The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare Love, life, and laughter - the three L's of a successful relationship, but only one person is laughing. So, which sex is the victim Men may use some clever ways to hide themselves to manipulate women and vice versa; nonetheless, Shakespeare implies the latter one: feminine obedience is a clever disguise women adopt to get what they want from men or victims. In his play, The Taming of The Shrew, Katherine is a shrewd shrew, who disguise...
  • Shakespeare And Ibsen Treated Their Women
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    How Shakespeare and Ibsen Treated their Women Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and Ibsen's A Doll's House portray women in many ways. Both authors have strong feelings about women and weren't afraid to express them in their writing. Shakespeare's views about women differed greatly with those of Ibsen's. Both Kate, from Taming of the Shrew, and Nora, from A Doll's House, were mistreated by the men in their lives. Throughout this paper you will hear supporting details about how the two authors ha...
  • Word Shrew
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    "The Taming of the Shrew" was a play written by William Shakespeare during the early 1590's. It combines both comedy and social commentary, which raises questions and ideas regarding the prominence of women in this time in history. Shakespeare draws from other texts of that era to appropriate his understanding of a "shrew", the integral idea of the play. Through two of the main female characters, he illustrates the vast differences between his conceived notions of a shrew, and the qualities of t...
  • Petruchio And Katherine
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    The Taming of the Shrew: Katherine In William Shakespeare's play, The Taming of the Shrew, the shrew played by Katherine, had a terrible outlook on life and just about everything else. Her negativity caused by her younger, more beautiful sister Bianca. 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 truly was a shrew who needed to be tamed. Then Petruchio came to Padua. Petruchio could tame Katherine f...
  • Usual Experience Of Every Man And Woman
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    Thomas Handy's statement, 'A story must be exceptional enough to justify its telling, it must be more than the usual experience of every man and woman,' is very true, and The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare is no exception. There are many reasons why this story is quite unusual and there are experiences to keep it interesting. There are also many literary elements which lend to keeping this story exciting enough to be worthwhile to read. The main literary element is characterization. ...
  • Sixteenth Century The Taming Of The Shrew
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    For the sixteenth century 'The Taming of the Shrew'; was extremely controversial. It portrays an independent young woman who falls in love with the only man she does not scare. For women to voice such strong opinions was considered extremely crude. Today we recognize it as wrong to stop anyone - regardless of their religion, race or gender - from speaking their piece. 'The Taming of the Shrew'; should be taught in schools to show how society has changed it's opinion about women in the last four ...
  • Taming Of Katherine
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    The Taming Of The Shrew The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare is probably one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. Its plot comes from the popular war of the sexes theme in which males and females fight with one another for dominance in a marriage. The play begins with a drunk man named Christopher Sly being fooled into believing he is a nobleman and watching a play performed for him. This play turns out to be the main part of The Taming Of The Shrew. In it, a rich man, Baptista Minolta,...
  • Katherine And Petruccio Change Throughout The Play
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    In Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, one topic that has been debated, interpreted, discussed, reinterpreted and adapted has been the character of Katharine, the shrew, and whether she was tamed, liberated, or just a good enough actress to make everyone think she was in fact, tamed. There are many arguments for and against each of these points, as well as an argument that discusses one television adaptation of Taming of the Shrew that presents Katherine not as the expected shrew, but as Petrucci...
  • Hands And Taming Of The Shrew
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    Tainted Perception In a world where crime happens every minute, people are killed daily, and adultery runs rampant, it is hard for society to gain an optimistic view of their world. In literary pieces such as Othello, The Scarlet Letter, and "Hands", and Taming of the Shrew, this pessimistic view placed in society is easy to see. Because society is often solely focused on only the evil of the world, they are more apt to overlook the inherent good of its people. In Shakespeare's Othello, overlook...

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