Taming of the Shrew; Has Kate been tamed? In the beginning of the play Katherina’s behavior is exactly of what her reputation upholds; unfriendly, hot tempered and unpleasant to be around. In the opening scene Katherina portrays the typical characteristics of a “shrewish” woman has and the type of behavior someone would expect from her herself. In scene one Katherina talks back to Gremio and Hortensio when they are discussing who will potentially get to marry Bianca, only a shrewish woman will just speak or talk back without being asked to. “To comb your noodle with a three-legged stool, and paint your face, and use it like a fool.” (1.1.64) Katherina says this to Gremio and Hortensio after they insulted her; this is not acceptable for a young woman to say to a man.
In the beginning of The Taming of the Shrew, Kate’s negative behaviour, through her character traits, gains no respect from no one. First, we see Kate’s negative behaviour in using her wit to insult everyone around her. An example of this is when Kate first meets Petruchio and very quickly, the insults are thrown. “Moved! In good time, let him that moved you hither / My remedy is then to pluck it out” (II,I,194-211).
Wouldn’t that be much more jolly?” (Rama Rau 114). The head mistress’s condescending tone creates tension because it makes the reader feel uncomfortable for the characters. Rama Rau puts this experience in the beginning of the story to set up the tension the reader will feel through out the story. Premila’s mom expresses, “You’re to small to have them. You won’t have them in donkey’s years” (Rama Rau 116).
Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
Christina describes her mother’s primary concerns centralized around how she wished to be perceived by others and the public image she wished to project 74-75). Her false displays of intimacy, excessive vanity, egocentricity, lack of empathy, and attention seeking behavior are evident in her interpersonal relationships and emotional neglect of her children. Her career as a film star exacerbated these negative personality traits (27, 83). Any affection she showed toward Christina usually took the form of a shallow nod of approval or pat on the head for performing tasks such as mixing alcoholic beverages for Joan and her guests or when in the presence of others, but in private her treatment of Christina was very cold and her parenting style was excessively rigid, strict, and authoritarian. She relied primarily on punishment (particularly corporal) and negative reinforcement to gain compliance and desired behavior.
Women and had little to no rights. Racism was accepted and interracial marriage was frond upon. How Othello treats Desdemona through out the play was generally the norm even killing her if she was cheating on him would have been perfectly acceptable …. But since she wasn’t cheating on him that’s why everybody gets a little judgemental at the end. The miss trust that surrounds Othello and assumptions that he makes that everyone’s out to miss treat him would have been perfectly acceptable in his time, its just how things where back then But here is where things become different The way cleg sees and Miranda and the way he objectifies her is not socially acceptable in his time, john Fowles wrote and set the collector in the 1960s when the sexual revolution was taking place and equal rights where being introduced.
This said, Addie’s approach to language in the one chapter of her voice reveals her attempt to escape her suppression: as a “woman”, Addie cannot help but fall into the traps of “wife” and “mother”, and their associated duties. Addie ascribes no value to words; they are nothing more than dead sounds. And despite her claim that words are “quick and harmless”, she is tricked by them, and relies on them to take her revenge on Anse. While the word “sin” means nothing to Addie, she is nevertheless consumed by the idea of Sin. How ironic for the reader to decipher a chapter of words when Addie says they are empty shapes.
Almost all characters in the play take on identities other than their own at some point of time during the play. Shakespeare uses a bawdy sense of humor for Kate to help create this comedy. Kate says, “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.” Kate wields her tongue to defend herself in the only way she can, but this only earns her greater disrepute. Shakespeare also uses allusions to exaggerate situations, which provides humor. Petruchio says, “Be she as foul as was Florentius’ love, As old as Sibyl, and as curst and shrewd As Socrates’ Xanthippe or a worse…” The humorous situations, verbal and physical, are the structure of this farcical comedy.
At the conclusion, she loses the personnel she wishes to develop and keep. The Devil Wears Prada shows a distinct type of leadership demonstration and I refer to this style in this movie as trickle down. If your management team has the attitude, it trickles down to the rest of the team as Emily is rude beyond belief and she is just a high-end administrative assistant. Nigel, while not as vociferous as Emily, still exhibited the traces of haughtiness peering through. Management by fear was the connotation at Runway.
As this is their first real impression of her, they believe her to be less civilized then she really is. Mrs. Bennet, the mother of Elizabeth, greatens the bad reputation of the family. Although Mrs. Bennet is obsessed with having a good reputation, she is one of the main reasons the Bennet family do not. She does everything in her power to make her family look good by having dinner parties and bragging to other females, but does the opposite. Her rude manner in public and obsession with climbing the social ladder embarrasses her daughters Elizabeth and Jane.