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Taming of the Shrew vs. 10 Things I Hate About You

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Claire Sayde

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Transcript of Taming of the Shrew vs. 10 Things I Hate About You

Taming of the Shrew vs. 10 Things I Hate About You
Text Appropriation

Texts as a Representation of the Composer's Context
Elizabethan Era (1558-1603)
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Texts are central to the human civilization and often we can observe common threads of morals and values in different texts overtime.
Texts Valued Over Time - Through Theoretical Perspectives
William Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'
Post Modernism:
The 90s (1990-1999)
10 Things I Hate About You
'Texts are a product of their time and a representation of their composer's context.'
Women's Legal Rights
Dating and Marriage
Women's Social Expectations
Renaissance- Elizabethan Era

Prominent Composers:
- Sir Thomas More
- Niccolo Machiavelli
- Erasmus

Gil Junger's '10 Things I Hate About You'
Postmodernism- The 90s
- Feminism
- Deconstruction

- Art
- Music
- Literature
Reacting against Modern ideas and methods.

Texts are constantly valued over time as intrinsic human propensities and core morals do not change as culture does, and thus texts remain relevant.
Feminist Literary Criticism
- Focusing on 'exposing patriarchal dominance and building up an alternative 'feminine tradition' exploring female experiences and how they interpret overwhelmingly male created literary tradition differently to males.
- The concept that no text can be said to have 'meaning' invalidating textual interpretation because every text is 'read' differently as readers find their own meaning Words do not create meaning, they merely 'play linguistic games'.
How has the language, form, features of the texts shape representations of women in time?
How has the language, form, features of the texts shape representations of women in time?
Taming of the Shrew
Text Type: Comedic Play
"Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot, And place your hands below your husband's foot, In token of which duty, if he please, My hand is ready, may it do him ease." (5.2) - Kate in Final Speech
Representing Women in the Renaissance Period
Setting of Final Speech: Wedding
10 Things I Hate About You
Representing Women in the Postmodern Period
Text Type: Film
Setting of Story: High school
"But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all." -Kat's Final Speech
William Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'
Gil Junger's '10 Things I Hate About You'
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