The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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How do gender roles in Taming of the Shrew and the film Ten Things I Hate About You compare and contrast?

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Ten Things I Hate About You is a loose film adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew. In both the movie and the play, we are told that when it comes to societal norms and gender roles, the obedient, virtuous, graceful, modest (and, more often than not, shallow) women are much more respected and admired than opinionated, witty, stubborn, rebellious, independent women, who are often ridiculed and seen...

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