Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew Analytical Essay

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Set in the 16th century, ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ was a Shakespearean play set in Padua, Italy. ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ is about an ill-tempered woman who is considered a shrew by the Padua society and only one man, Petruchio, has set out to tame her. The play can be relatable to teenagers in many ways, the language, the characters, and how different the lifestyle and social structures were from 16th century Italy and modern times. Because of these reasons ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ has captured the imaginations of many teens and students in Australia. One way that teenagers and students relate to ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ is through the types of language that Shakespeare used when he wrote the play. Many teenagers consider the language to be beautiful and evocative. The language he uses can entice teenagers to read ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ not only is it beautiful but it is at its best when he uses it for insults, such as the countless times Petruchio and Kate argue, one very good quote is ‘Come, come, you wasp, i’faith you are too angry.’ ‘If I be waspish, best beware my sting’. Not only is he using good language but he is also letting the characters insulting each other as well. This is one main feature about ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ that teenagers would find the most amusing and entertaining about the play. Many of the Shakespearean characters of ‘The Taming of The Shrew’ are some of the most relatable, The loud-mouth Kate, the obnoxious Petruchio, the fair Bianca and the romantic Lucentio. Many of today’s modern teenagers would find Kate very relatable, she speaks her mind and does not care for men and how they rule the world. She sets a good example that women should not always give in to men and instead be independent and live their own life. Petruchio may not be the best associable character but he is very similar to male teenagers of the modern age,
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