Out of the many ways that modern relevance is shown in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kate’s Independance in the beginning of the play, Petruchio’s Dominance over kate after getting married, and Bianca’s indecisiveness with her suitors are the best. One can explain all of these examples of the behavior of regular everyday kids with the shows they watch and how they act in school. “If I be waspish, best beware my sting” (II, i, 204). Kate’s strong independence is a brilliant example of the modern relevance that The Taming of the Shrew shows. Kate was a strong willed, aggressive, and mean person.
Spiritual and Political Leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi once said, “Love is the strangest force the world possesses…”. This observation signifies how love is so common yet is always underestimated for its strength. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, the emotion of love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that takes precedence over all other values and thoughts of characters in the play. Initially, Romeo’s actions are caused by the love inside of him. Friar Laurence, Mercutio and Juliet are all embroiled in his love.
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.
Amit Roy Ms. Riddle EG 102-8754 14 March 2011 The Final Act: An Analysis of The Prestige “Makes his ordinary something into something extraordinary” (The Prestige), can be credited to the world famous director and actor Christopher Nolan. With the help of his brother Jonathan, he has successfully written a script out of a 1995 novel, thrilling enough to leave its audience at the mercy of the intricate, yet elaborate, motion picture “The Prestige”. It demands attention and dictates the thought of its audience; nothing short of a Nolan film. The movie is carefully crafted and well stylized to depict the late-Victorian era where magic and theatrical performances were at the peak of the preferred form of entertainment. The Prestige begins and ends with death, filled by entangled flashbacks that only intensify the mystery, occasionally promising to reveal only to deny in the very final moment.
Moreover, it is shown many times throughout the play how critical Horatio is for the play’s plot as a character with great importance to Hamlet, the truth, and the ending outcome of the whole play. First of all, Horatio is Hamlet’s best friend, which makes Horatio a valuable character to other characters in the play, mostly Hamlet. This is the first reason why Horatio’s role is important to the play, the fact that Horatio reveals Hamlet’s own identity and character to himself. Understanding the reasons why Hamlet holds Horatio in such high regard provides much insight into Hamlet’s disposition. We see Horatio always there listening to Hamlet’s plan to take action and kill his uncle, and always helping Hamlet out with anything he can.
We all knew she is a comedy genius from her previous roles, but her dramatic abilities in this production blew me away. Her use of comedic timing came naturally as she used this tool to the fullest, in many cases stealing the scene! In an attempt to bring Shakespeare to a younger generation, Tate was paired with the much-loved former Time Lord, David Tennant. Never failing to disappoint, he delivered Shakespearean dialogue clearly and fluently, making me think he has spoken this for years. The chemistry these actors had was undeniable, and comforted the audience which helped portray one of the key aspects of the play; namely, the relationship between Benedict and Beatrice.
Brutus is a loving character that over the play is well known by everybody and his love and caring trait is known through the following quote: “O, he sits high in all the people’s hearts; / and that which would appear offence in us, / his countenance, like richest alchemy, / will change to virtue and to worthiness.” (I, iii; 157-160) In this scene, Caska wants Brutus to be in the conspiracy as he complements him because Brutus was well known and definitely a great leader. Brutus also has a deep respect with his wife and didn’t worry about himself first. “Portia what mean you? Wherefore rise you now? / It is not for your health, thus to commit / your weak condition to the raw cold morning.” (II, i; 234-236) Brutus is a loving character through this quote because normally in that time, women weren’t as well recognized as now but Brutus really cares ad loves his wife.
Is the statement that ‘is the English canon worthy of study’, I agree with the statement that the English canon is worthy to study, the English canon is basically a list of sacred books accepted as a genuine, now let’s take one popular example of one is Shakespeare’s plays and stories, Romeo and Juliet, plot is basically two teenagers who are enemies which fall in love with each other and go through all the trouble to get to see one another, we can straight away tell that one value of the story is love and the other values are also loyalty and friendship, the universal theme – The Forcefulness of love. Love The most common and obvious value in the story, mainly because the whole story has a romance genre is love, this starts when Romeo first sees Juliet across the room and he falls in love with her, expressing his love to himself in saying, ‘Oh she doth teach the torches burn bright! It seems she hangs upon the check of night, like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear.’ Describing how beautiful she is in a simile and that after the party, Romeo sneaks into the bushes to see Juliet and describes her again when she enters the balcony, saying “It is the east, and Juliet is the sun, Arise, fair sun and kill the envious moon.” Romeo using a simile again to describe her, and that later in the story Friar Laurence gets the two married in hopes that their love will bring enough to an end to the feud the families have been fighting for so long. Loyalty Loyalty is probably responsible the entire Montague and Capulet feud. Each family member and supporter of the family must stay on their side of the feud, regardless of if anyone knew how the feud even began.
The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of many classic, romantic tragedies. The bond that is formed between these two intimate lovers is one of which can truly survive till death do them part. Baz Lurhman's opinion of Shakespeare’s plays seems to be that of a complimentary one, and quotes that his plays 'touched everyone from the street sweeper to the Queen of England'. Lurhman also says that he thinks Shakespeare is a 'rambunctious, sexy, violent, entertaining storyteller'. This may be why he has adapted some of Shakespeare's techniques and included scenes of passion, romance, comedy and violence into his film.
What results is one of the play’s most recognized scenes wherein Hamlet and Gertrude exchange in a befuddled discourse that examines blame, love, hate and guilt. In all of Shakespeare’s venerable works, and especially this incredible play, I have always been fond of this scene and the emotional fireworks that not only galvanize the drama but provide some of the finest moments for a pair of actors to establish their credibility on stage. In Franco Zefferelli’s 1990 film adaptation of Hamlet, this scene is played out by two astounding talents as they inhabit the skin and soul of both Hamlet and Gertrude, sprawling a gamut of emotional reactions that centralize Shakespeare’s potency in the realm of great drama. As when Hamlet first enters, he plays coy and sarcastic before exploding in rage to murder the man hiding behind the arras. Though he discovers that his victim is, in fact, not whom he was intending to kill, Hamlet’s volatile reaction sends the scene into a frenzy paralleling his heightened emotional state.