Ten Things I Hate About You Essay

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The Taming of the Shrew’s appropriation Ten Things I Hate About You can be argued as a useful appropriation or not. The film, set in around the 21st century in Seattle starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger is very modern as opposed to the play, set in the Italian Renaissance in Padua, a city in Italy. They both follow the same basic plot, the same themes, the same main characters and the same genre. But is Ten Things really a useful appropriation? As I mentioned before, the play and the film have really similar plots. For example, in the play the newcomer to Padua Lucentio wishes to wed the sweet natured Bianca but cannot until Bianca’s elder sister Katherine is married. So he disguises himself as a Latin tutor (Cambio) to be able to woo her. Meanwhile, he confers with a strange character by the name of Petruchio. Petruchio agrees to marry Katherine, solely for her dowry.…show more content…
This is because of their father’s mindset to keep Bianca away from sex, drugs and alcohol. So Cameron takes up French to be able to get closer to her. Meanwhile, he and his newfound friend Michael devise a plan to get the intimidating and mysterious Patrick Verona to date Kat for a sum of money. The play’s plot is adjusted a lot to fit the modern society of today, but nonetheless the plots are the same. This is very appealing to the teenagers of our days as it incorporates things we see everyday, for example, overprotective fathers, opposite sex attractions, hot teenage stars. It was also an effective choice to make Ten Things a film as it is the most favoured type of entertainment, and it is something everyone enjoys. However, in the play there is also the sub-plot. This is in which all the characters disguise themselves as new ones or even each
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