The values in Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew" are still evident in the teen flick "10 Things I Hate About You". Two of the main values are gender roles and………………. Similarities can be drawn between Shakespeare's play and the modern film, however some issues have changed due to the difference in context and audience.
Paragraph 1 – Gender roles
Both “10 things I hate about you” and “taming of the Shrew” explore the theme of gender roles. However both Shakespeare and Gil Junger place a difference importance on the theme gender roles as they are appealing to different audiences. For example in ‘10 Things I Hate about You’ Pat is trying tries to win over Kat and make her fall in love with him. He does many romantic acts towards Kat. He is trying to woo her not ‘tame’ her. He pays the school band to play a song called ‘I love you Baby’ while he sings to her to show a public declaration for his love. The director chooses the song ‘Baby I love you’ to reveal that he is submitting to Kat. This represents the Ideology of men being romantic and submitting to women in attempt to woo them. Gill Junger does this to appeal to a modern audience.
However in ‘Taming of the Shrew’ Petruchio is not in love with Katharina he is just in it for the bet he make. This represents the idea that women should not be in control and they should submit to men’s power. Shakespeare’s views on gender roles are the opposite to the view of Gill Junger as they are trying to persuade different audiences. Shakespeare uses satire to emphasize serious issues in society. At the time there was the first female leader. He was using humor to question her role as a women and whether she should have as much power as she did. Therefore this text is different on its views of gender roles because ’10 things I hate about you’ shows Pat submitting to Kat. In ‘Taming of the shrew’ when Katharina does not submit to Pistachios power it is seen as wrong, and it portrays the message that we should...