“10 Things I Hate About You” as well as “The Taming of the Shrew” are very similar to each other and that the “10 Things | hate about you” is based off “The Taming of the Shrew”. One similarity that I can point out right away is that at the end everything was a happy ending and everyone got there “loved one”
The one difference about these two plays that are pretty obvious is that both of the play were made at different times like in the movie “10 things I hate about you” the characters are dating and not into anything to serious but in “The taming of the shrew” when all the characters met they, one fell in love right away, two they did sex and got married not to long before they met. In both the play and film, Kat and Kate make changes in themselves so they can be better off with their husband/ boyfriend. For example, Katherine changes her stubborn attitude to better suit Petruchio, and Kat changes her also stubborn attitude.
Have you seen the unwashed miscreants that go to that school? ” is a quote from the movie supporting Kat and her stubborn attitude, while Patrick does the same thing, and I’ve also noticed that Kat changes some things that she dislikes about Patrick as well. The father of Kat and Bianca and his desire to not allow Bianca to date until Kat does. The father does this knowing that Kat is in no way interested to date someone. Kat looks like an angry stuck up girl in her last year of high school who just wants to be her own person. “Am I that transparent? I want you, I need you.
Oh, baby. Oh, baby” is just one example to support her being very stuck up. Bianca on the other hand is a snotty sophomore who believes her sister is out to ruin her life. One difference is that Bianca, who defends her sister at the end of the film, while in the play Bianca, refuses to obey her husband in the end. Some of the differences and similarities come from a few different characters, for example, Cameron from “10 Things I hate about you” is like the character Lucentio from “The Taming of the Shrew” Lucentio is very bold in himself, unlike Cameron who is very shy about Bianca.
These two characters are also alike, in the fact, they both disguised themselves as some sort of teacher. Lucentio actually disguised himself as a teacher, and Cameron actually learned French so that he would be able to be Bianca’s French tutor. Joey from the movie “10 Things I hate about you”) is more snob than Hortensio (The Taming of the Shrew”) is he thinks that he could get any girl he wants to get. Patrick Verona from “10 Things I hate about you” is paid to date Kat by Joey, in hopes that he will then be able to date Bianca.
In “The Taming of the shrew” Hortensio is trying to marry Bianca for the reason that she is good looking and her family is extremely rich. In this similarity it makes both of these characters similar because they are both trying to get with a girl for their own selfish reasons, however the defeat of Hortensio/ Joey is different. Hortensio eventually gives up on Bianca because he sees that Lucentio has already stole Bianca from Hortensio. In the movie, Joey doesn’t really give up until the very end of the movie. The differences between the two. “The Taming of the Shrew” takes on of male dominance during the Shakespearean time.
Whereas, “10 Things I hate about you” takes on the subject of the female’s ability to have influence and/or control over the male, with the emphasis of the sexual power of a woman. Relationships appear to be more one-sided marriages in the “The Taming of the Shrew”, while in “10 Things | Hate About You”, relationships and dating are more flow through and all about working out each other’s differences. Kat is not trapped in society as Kate is. Kat is allowed to attend her chosen university and has the freedom to wear whatever choice in clothes she has and any music genre that fits her choice.
Patrick is being really nice to Kat to make her nice. For example at the end of the movie Patrick bought the guitar that Kat wanted as a way to say “I’m Sorry”, however in the play Kate is treated badly just to prove a point. In conclusion William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” is based on the Renaissance period in 17th century Europe. The play shows a lot of gender dominance, loyalty and obedience and the importance it plays in relationships and how to treat females. The story of Kat and Patrick’s relationship shows that you shouldn’t judge people on appearances.
Patrick thinks there is no way he could actually like Kat but in the end she turns out to be the girl he falls in love with. The idea of not judging on appearances relates to real life. At the beginning of the film Michael walks through the courtyard with Cameron and informs him about the different social groups at Padua High School. The examples of Kat and Patrick show us that people can be different compared to how they first appeared to you. The movie wants us to learn that we should get to know someone, because if we judge on appearance only we could miss out on a great friendship or relationship.