Petruchio forces Katherina (Kate) to change from an abrasive, bad tempered, ill mouthed shrew into a perfect, docile, honey-tongued wife. Written between 1590 and 1594, it has claimed the title of one of Shakespeare's earliest Comedies and also one of his most controversial works. Particularly for modern audiences, Petruchio and his methods are what have earned this play its name as a highly misogynistic text. Via abuse, public humiliation and starvation he finally attains his goal of taming Katherina. Petruchio, a wealthy and unmarried gentlemen from Verona, wishes a wife.
In Taming Of The Shrew, Baptista the father, wants to marry off his two daughters Bianca and Katharina. Katharina is the eldest, and Baptista’s rule was that the eldest had to marry before the youngest. Bianca was extremely pretty and had a lovely personality, while Katharina had an ugly demeanour which nobody wanted to go near and looks which were easily outmatched by Bianca’s. (Lucentio, a person who loves Bianca dearly finds Petruchio, a man who just wants to marry and he goes out on a will saying he will “tame” Katharina.) And of course there was also the large dowry that Baptista gave to the husband of Katharina.
Mean girls/ Julius Caesar Comparative Essay In the movie Mean Girls by Tina Fey and the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are many motifs. I will be specifically looking at motifs of betrayal from both stories that illustrate the theme “you have to be careful who you trust”. In the movie Mean Girls the main character Cady becomes very good friends with Regina George. Later in the movie Regina lies to Cady by telling her that she is going to hook Cady up with a boy, when really, Regina is trying to get with that same boy. Another example of betrayal in the movie Mean Girls would be when Cady gets all of Regina’s good friends to turn against her.
A tragic hero will effectively gain our fear and pity if he is a good mixture of good and evil. Ophelia can be viewed as a tragic hero in this play. We first meet Ophelia in Act 1, Scene 3 where she is warned by her brother Laertes that Hamlet is playing with her and that she should not keep her "chaste treasure open" suggesting that his sister has no 'worth of her own except in her sex'. Ophelia hears her brother but sticks up for herself and defends her relationship with Hamlet. She even turns Laertes' lesson around to focus on him and how he is doing exactly what he is telling Ophelia not to do.
Brabantio comments about Othello’s and Desdemona’s marriage in a judgmental tone to Iago when he says “It is a judgment maim'd and most imperfect/ That will confess perfection so could err/ Against all rules of nature”, but in reality Othello has all the rights in the world to marry Desdemona regardless of his race. Shakespeare also makes Portia from “Merchant of Venice” an outsider and a character whose gender stereotypically puts her at a disadvantage of power. In contrast to this stereotype she is one of the more influential characters in the play. In the court room alone she twists the minds of men to her will and in unison with the law saves Antonio and arrests Shylock. With Shylock the Jew in a Christian world being present in the court room, it is hard to notice that Portia is an outsider in a different way.
Firstly, Deception is a major theme within the play. Despite Richard’s physical deformity he was still charismatic and could effectively play with people’s emotions. Richard, after killing Anne’s husband seeks to gain her hand in marriage but was cursed by her saying "Never hung poison on a fouler toad. Out of my sight! Thou dost infect mine eyes.” In spite of her obvious dislike towards him, he successfully wins her over by falsely proclaiming his love for her saying “Your beauty was the cause of that effect; Your beauty: which did haunt me in my sleep.” The diction used in this scene highlights Richard’s deceiving skills.
” I' faith, sir, you shall never need to fear. I wis it is not halfway to her heart. But if it were, doubt not her care should be to comb your noddle with a three-legged stool and paint your face and use you like a fool.” This shows the viewer that Katherina is an aggressive character and is seen by the other male characters as a shrew. As the play progresses the viewer can see that Katherina is aggressive caused by her father and the suitors all favouring Bianca over her which
You were just forced to do Miss Havisham’s bidding by having your heart broken by her man-killer as she put it. Just stop with you many “Beautiful Estella” shenanigans and try to win over a much more gentle lady of society. Sure she may have opulence, wealth, and a slight sense of looking could on the outside but on the inside Estella is nothing but a wicked being polar-opposite to her outside. Estella even got you thinking about how “common” Joe was back when you first became his apprentice. Joe may have been a little rough around the edges with society but he cared for you something you Estella could never do.
He tells her that she is acting in a way he doesn't approve of, he says that she is ‘walkin’ wavy’ and that this is making men notice her and ‘their heads are turning like windmills’. The thing is, it is Eddie who we see is the one who notices her growing up into an attractive woman, and his desire for her is the cause of the tragedy that ends the play. The way their relationship changes through Act 1 sets up the situation that will end in the death of Eddie at the end of the play. Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice have brought up Eddie’s niece Catherine like their own daughter. They do not have children of their own.
The importance of being Earnest The Importance of being Earnest Is a farce-its principal target of satire is the English upper class. Jack Worthing is a pillar of the Hertfordshire community where he is also the guardian to Cecily Cardrew, daughter of the man who adopted Jack. To get away from his moral obligations, Jack creates a spoiled brother, earnest whom he uses to escape from his duties for as long as he wishes. Jack is in love with a women, Gwendolen Fairfax; the cousin of Algernon (his best friend) who knows him as Earnest like everyone In the metropolis and because of his name (Earnest) returns his affection. The play begins with Algernon suspecting that Earnest (Jack) lives a double life after reading the inscription on his case that reads ”Uncle Jack” and “little Cecily”.