10 Things I Hate About You Analysis

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As an individual grows their idea of belonging changes and is solely based around their attitudes and choices towards wanting to belong to something or not. The idea of belonging is explored throughout the poetry of Peter Skrzynecki particularly in ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ it is also seen in the film ‘10 things i hate about you’ directed by Gil Junger and the film ‘Breakfast Club’ directed by John Hughes. Both Peter Skrzynecki and the two film directors demonstrate the idea of one’s perception of belonging and how they are highly impacted by the characters attitudes and choices. In Peter Skrzynecki’s poem ‘Feliks Skrzynecki’ it describes the choice that Feliks chooses to not belong and to completely immerse himself into Australian culture. On…show more content…
Kat is disappointed with teenage popularity and claims “I’m not hostile, just annoyed” This shows her choice to ignore the upcoming dramas of teenage normalcy and embrace her own individuality. Her attitude shows she has deep anger issues likely caused by her Mother’s abandonment and the fact that her younger sister is now the centre of attention. “I don’t only want to be an object to be adored” With the use of this quote it shows her anger towards today’s society and the only way to belong to something is to be ‘popular’ or to just be an object for everyone else’s entertainment. Kat is outspoken in class and expresses strong feminist views from Betty Friedan, Simone de Beauvoir, and Sylvia Plath, which help support her theory and aggression towards teenage ‘normalcy.’ But by the end of the movie Kat starts to fall in love with Patrick who is very similar to her and is happy not fitting in with the expectations of teenage popularity, therefore she finds her sense belonging and learns that pushing people away isn’t always the answer. With the interaction of the people around her they had shaped her into the girl she was and the women she
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