Sunday, January 5, 2020

Shakespeare s Romeo And Juliet And The Taming Of The Shrew

Simleen Lidder 211435823 Professor Deanne Williams AP/EN 3535 17 November 2014 Silenced Through Love The plays Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare could not be more different. The ideas, the characters, themes and the plots themselves are very much different. Interestingly, there are many elements within these plays that are similar. Both of the main female characters: Juliet and Katherine experience change as they explore the definition of what it means to be in love. Juliet becomes a brave, self-assured young woman, who takes her own life to be with the one she loves and Katherine changes from being an ill-mannered shrew, into an obedient wife in the fear that she would die an old, alone maiden. More or less, both plays experience love in two very dramatically different ways. One portrays the madness of being in love as it leads to death and one portrays a chance at being happy once one gives into change. 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