Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shakespeare - The Taming of the Shrew II

"When the younger sister gets married we see her true colors as she turns out like her sister, a loud mouth."

"Of all the assholes shakespeare wrote about, Petruchio is by far the worse ... And I totally get the whole being a strong independent woman who doesn't need a man thing... but WHOA. Katherina is one bad bitch. And not in a good way."

"On the one hand I understand that it isn't appropriate for Katherine to be abusive to him, but using abuse to make her complacent is also not appropriate. But after reading what was going on during the time of Shakespeare, I understand his point of view."

"I can forgive the misogyny considering when the play was written but I have a very hard time forgiving the slapstick."

"The Taming of the Shrew was easy to understand than most of Shakespeare's novels. In contrast to 10 things i hate about you."

"The women in Shakespeare's comedies are so empty and flat."

"Reading a play is difficult, to say the least"

"there were a few crude sayings and apparent uses of the Lord's name in vain."

"This one should be forgotten as crap from history not worth reading in the modern day."

"I found this story to be extremely elementary. This Shakespeare fellow obviously has no idea what he is talking about"

"As for Taming of the Shrew, I read it as a tragedy: the destruction of a real, living, thinking, churlish woman. The brilliance of Shakespeare is such that one can make that reading, even though he himself was a patriarchal asshole who saw the whole thing as a joke."

"The title alone is cause for hatred.
The whole idea of 'taming' any living creature is quite bothersome in fact."

"of course Shakespeare isn’t known for having written female characters particularly well ... there’s no one in his work that measures up to Antigone, Cassandra or Euripides’ version of Elecktra."

" fuck you shakespeare cause i hate taming of the shrew and i have to read for the 2nd time.

*flips off lit department*"

"Person: Oh my God, I just love Shakespeare!
Me: Ew, why?
Person: Because he captures my emotions in such a poetic way.
Me: John Green does the same thing and you don't need to translate his words in order to read his works, let alone enjoy them."

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