In the late 1600s, individuals to be considered 'mad' were thought to have been possessed by the devil or some other evil spirit, and so were mocked and considered dangerous and unapproachable (as suggested by Sir Toby in Act 3 Scene 4 “defy the devil”). In some ways, they weren't even thought of as the same species to conventionally 'normal' people. For this reason, an Elizabethan audience may find the joke to be comfortably within boundaries and possess the acumen necessary to find humour within the text and jokes. Another reason a 17th Century audience could consider the joke to be within the boundaries of comedy is the possibility of Malvolio being an ill-considered puritan to them. A puritan is a religious person who's personally opinionated line between what is wrong and what is right is absolute and solid.
These lines show the imagery of a falcon passing over the falconer. Petruchio may be talking about Kate when referring to a falcon to create the effect that she is a wild, untamed bird because of her un-ladylike manner and her aggressive ways. Petruchio refers to himself as the ‘tamer’ or the ‘falconer’ to suggest that he is in process of making her more docile and complaisant. The way he is ‘taming’
In Shakespeare’s play Othello, animal imagery is used through the entire play. Animal imagery helped show the characters actual identity. It also gave the play some added drama. Mental vivid pictures were created in the reader’s mind, which helped understand the play. It also helps show differences between things and characters.
In the “Little Red Riding Hood” tales and variants, the forest is always the setting in which the girl comes in contact with the wolf. She is put into a situation in which she is not used to, and she must fight to survive. In “The Company of Wolves” it is explained to us that wolves are very clever. They lurk in the forest and prey on those that are weaker than themselves. Aside from the fact that wolves are conniving beasts, the narrator in this story warns us that the worst situation is to run into a wolf that is “more than he seems” (Carter 111).
In the play ‘Educating Rita’ cruelty and cynicism feature a great deal. One of the main characters, Frank, is cynical. Frank’s personality portrays him as a miserable old man who cannot see the good in anybody, including Rita. For example, Frank thinks that Rita is only trying to change herself because it will look good to others when they meet her rather than seeing that she is really trying to change her life for the better, not for selfish reasons. When Frank is on the phone to Julia he refers to Rita as “some silly woman” and this portrays him to be cynical because even though he has never met Rita he is already making assumptions about her in a negative manner.
The reader gets an impression that she is aware of his infidelities and does not seem to care. She does not love him either and that is evident when she says “The part of philanderer does not suit you at all Dimitry” (Chekhov 211). Initially Gurov sees Anna as “something pathetic” (Chekhov 206). She is timid, young and unhappy in her marriage. Gurov and she spend a lot of time together in a vacation setting.
The taming of the plot. To make a modern version of a 16th century play, one would have to have a perfect mix of similarities and differences between the two, incorporating elements of both worlds. Gil Junger, The director of 10 Things I Hate About You did a very good job at this, using many of the characters and much of the plot from Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare as well as aspects of teen society that so many people can relate to in today’s world. Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You are very similar in many ways, but they have some minor differences. Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You have many of the same characters.
In the play, Hortensio describes Kat to Petruchio in order to explain how rude she is after telling him how much money her family has, “Her name is Katherina Minola, Renowned in Padua for her scolding tongue”(55). Hortensio introduces the idea of Kat to Petruchio and what kind of person she is and yet he still does not explain what her reason is for being that way. Neither does anybody, including Kat herself, give her a reason for her shrew attitude. In contrast, your film portrays her as a slightly different character. Rather than just being rude, she obviously has her opinions about certain things and sticks to them.
The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew is known as one of his comedies written about the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona and Katharina, known and considered to be a shrew of her time. Many audiences have speculated as to what Shakespeare may have been feeling when writing the play or whether he was trying to make a point or raise awareness on certain topics or issues dealt with during his time. There is also the controversy of how this play may have been one of the first public displays of a “Battle of the Sexes.” There are many reasons as to why one may feel this way according to the context of this play. The following, are examples of the role that Petruchio and Katharina play, whether there is a battle indeed, and whether one has dominated the other by the end of the play. Though Petruchio is informed early in play that Katharina is a shrew and difficult to tame, he is not threatened nor intimidated by this matter.
And what is a greater crime than making women hate themselves for reasons that they cannot change? The “anti-narcissism” that men have made consists of women not liking anything about them and wishing that they were the opposite sex just to get more respect. They don’t have any self-respect for themselves because of the nonsense that the “dominant” males have fed them their whole lives. This makes everything hostile for women and while men are busy controlling what the rules are and what can be published, women are struggling with this internal conflict that they’ll never get far in life because of their sex. Cixous boldly declares that women have been “kept in the dark.” What is this darkness you may ask?