The Shakespeare play, The Taming of the Shrew, is romantic comedy written in the sixteenth entry. The play has been appropriated into many different films and musicals. Ten Things I hate about you, directed by Gil Junger, is a film, that the play has been transformed into. The film and play both use disguise as a comedic element. Both the play and film also have the main theme of money, gender roles and family relationships. The three main characters in the play and film, Katherine(Kat), Petruchio(Patrick) and Bianca(Bianca), have many similarities and differences. However Kate and Patrick's relationship is quite different to Katherine and Petruchio's relationship.
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Likewise, Gremio and Tranio, bid on Bianca, to see who will get her. Baptista says whoever can assure his daughter, Bianca, the greatest dower, will have Bianca's love. This scene also uses the technique of visual imagery, as it lists envy thing they offer. At the end, everyone at the banquet table also bid with money whose wife would be the most obedient.
Similarly, in Ten Things I hate about you, there are a few places where money is mentioned. The only reason Patrick and Kat are together is because of money. Of Patrick hadn't struck a deal with Joey, be and. Kat would never be together, as both were unsocial. Also, money is mentioned, where Kat is at her car and sees her new guitar, that Patricks bought for her. Patrick used the money he was given to date Kat, to buy it.
Males have more power than women. In The Taming of the Shrew, males have a lot more power than women. Males, such as Petruchio are controlling and do what they want. Females have to agree with whatever the man says. For example, when Petruchio says it is the moon that shines so bright, Kate agrees. Then he says it isn't the moon it is the sun, and Kate just agrees. This shows him being controlling and getting what he wants.
However in Ten Things I hate about You, this isn't really showed much. It gives the message that the females have more power than males. In the scene where Joey punches Cameron. Bianca gets angry and punches Joey three times for three different reasons in three different places. This example shows that females have more power than males. These gender roles are quite important themes in the play and film.
Katherine, in the taming of the shrew, is quite abusive. She is both...