Essay Instructions: This assignment is for Pheelyks.(related to order #107740)
Read the assigned reading and see the required film, keep notes, then write a thoughtful, formal response. Be mindful to cite specific passages from the texts to support your assertions and your main points. Cite the texts assigned and refer to specific incidents in the films. You do not need outside web sources, such as Wikipedia, though they are acceptable if used with care.
There is a character missing in the film version of The Taming of the Shrew, Christopher Sly, and his absence underlines the importance of the issue of “mediated” interactivity we discussed in the last unit. The character of Sly serves as a framing narrative device in the play, although an incomplete one because he does not return at the end of the play to provide closure of the device. As a frame, the entire story of the shrew, Kate, is a story within a story, which makes the frame extremely important, though not very long. What do you make of this character? What to you make of his name—is it a “transparency, that is, a name that tells us something about his character? What is the purpose of a framing story in general and in this play in particular? Is the dramatic structure of The Taming of the Shrew faulty because the frame isn't closed? If you haven't seen the film The War of the Roses, see it and study the role of the lawyer who tells the story and his role in it, then apply this understanding to The Taming of the Shrew. In connection to the discussion in Unit 1, how do you account for Sly as an example of an interactive character and just how is this relationship with the audience created by Shakespeare?
Again and again, Shakespeare's plays, both tragedies and comedies, begin with a conflict between a father, demanding filial rights, and his daughter, demanding her freedom and individuality. In many ways, many of Shakespeare's views on women are modern—and he is different from other writers of his time on this subject. At the same time, some feminist critics view The Taming of the Shrew as a male-chauvinist play, one that exchanges one male domination for another, the husband replacing the father. Either interpretation depends on how the play is read, interpreted and performed. In the Burton-Taylor version of the film that you have watched, are those scenes in which Kate accepts Petruchio's absurd controls (for example, the sun is the moon, if he says so) proof of women's intelligence or as proof of submission? Does this film's interpretation of the play conform to your reading of the text? How? Why? What was Shakespeare advocating in this play? Are scenes such as these tongue-in-cheek, ironic, or are they lessons on a woman's “proper” role in marriage?
Twentieth-Century Shakespeare Criticism, pp. 27-44;
Introduction to “The Taming of the Shrew,” pp. 138-141;
“The Taming of the Shrew,” pp. 142-176.
The Genre's of Shakespeare's Plays" (83-98);
"The London Scene,: City and Court" (115-128)
“The Taming of the Shrew” (Director, Franco Zeffirelli, with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, 1967).
Metaphor and the Shrew
The Searchable Shrew
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Essay Instructions: Dicuss the themes in "The taming of the Shrew" by william Shakespeare.
Paper should have a thesis statment
Paper should have a conversational tone.
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Essay Instructions: Prepare a four page analysis of ?Taming of the Shrew? showing how the play demonstrates the comedic aspect of Thematic concern with Love and Beauty.
Thematic concern with Love and Beauty:
In Shakespearean Comedy, a shallow, often narcissistic type of love at the start is not only grounded too heavily in ?beauty? of the conventional sort, but also leads to a mistaken notion of what beauty really is. The eyes need correction, and get it in the course of the play.
You must include at least five specific textual references (specific line and/or paraphrases) in your paper and three references to authority from your library research.
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Essay Instructions: Per instruction sheet: Love is a secondary aspect of marriage in Taming of the Shrew. T of the Shrew focuses on the idea that you can get far in life if you marry rich. Notice the methods of courtship with the story; how do these men win (or try to win) the affections of the women they desire (include quotes to support your answer). Focus on the men trying to do the wooing, their methods in wooing these women, and their motives for wanting to woo these women to begin with.
Moreover, the play focuses on how courtship affects not just the lovers themselves, but also their parents, their servants, and their friends. In general, while the husband and the wife conduct the marriage relationship after the wedding, the courtship relationship is negotiated between the future husband and the father of the future wife. Focus on how "marriage as an economic institution" affects those outside of the lucky couple.
Quotes should deal directly with characters hoping to marry rich/are marrying rich, reactions from others on those characters marrying rich, and NOT on characters who are marrying for other reasons.
4 pages no more than 5 pages - Focus on paragraph structure, each particular theme is a paragraph. When you want to begin talking about a different character in reference to a theme, you begin a new paragraph. QUOTES: The use of quotes is paramount for the grade. With the length of the essay, 6 quotes are necessary for proper support of the theme. The quotes must not exceed 4 lines in length and should be placed in block quote formation if they exceed 2 lines. Less than 2 lines use the back-slash format of Shakespeare quotation.
"This story shall the good man teach his son/And Crispan Crispian shall ne'er go by," (HenryV, Act IV, Scene 3, Lines 103-104).
Typed, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins. No title page or header. Wants to open to the first page of the essay and immediately see the introductory paragraph.
NO BIBLIOGRAPHY REQUIRED FOR THIS ESSAY.
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