10 Things I Hate About You

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Individuality - 10 Things I Hate About You 10 Things I Hate About You is a modernized version of Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew, the movie tells the tale of two sisters and their journey through love. The movie is aimed towards a teenage audience and is based around highschool and whatever that may bring. Individualism is one of the main themes in this movie. The main character Kat shows us her thoughts and opinions on individuality and what it means to her. Kat is a very strong, independant and opinionated person who never lets her opinions go to waste, whether they are aimed at her teachers or her fellow peers. She is against dating and often "sneers at the idiocy of teenage social life". She is cynical about many things, and does not believe that she needs to be like most teenagers that she is surrounded by. She says, “You forget I don’t care what other people think”, which directly shows us that she doesn't care for others opinions on her. She strongly dislikes her sister’s eagerness to fit in at school and tells Bianca, “You don’t always have to be what other people want you to be”, which shows us that she thinks Bianca should be herself and not follow in the path that her fellow school mates take. These two quotes show us how Kat feels about individuality and how she thinks it affects others. We often see Kat getting kicked out of the classroom for expressing her opinions which shows that she doesn't fit in. One of the first scenes in the movie shows Kat in her worn down car.The punk rock music coming from Kat's car is very different compared to the teenage girls in the car to her left. The camera shows the first group of teenage girls listening to music that you would hear on the radio, and then shows Kat, alone in her car, looking bored with her punk rock music blaring from the speakers of her car. This use of the comparison of camera shots is

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