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The Deception of Love

Comparing "High School Musical 2" to "Taming of the Shrew"


In William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, prankster Lucentio falls in love with the daughter of Baptista. Although he is suppose to be studying at a near by college, he disguises himself as her school master to woo her. He also sends his loyal servant Tranio to bid for her heart. In the 2006 Disney trilogy High School Musical 2, wealthy, and popular Sharpay has a crush on the schools basketball MVP, but he is in love with his year long girlfriend Gabrielle. She then attempts to woo him with a full scholarship to The Unniversity of Albakerky, which he so desperately needs. And a summer job at her family owned country club.  

The tactics used by Lucientio are not vastly different from the modern ways of wooing. In Shakespearean times the only thing needed to wed two people would be a large dowry  authorized by the brides father. Which is similar to strategy used by Sharpay in High School Musical 2, Sharpay uses her fathers wealth and dignitary position to entice Troy.  However the difference between the two text is that the Shakespearean daughters who were offered a dowry were later married off by the father, without the daughters consent. Sharpay’s strategy could not possibly work because Troy has say so in his future. These text reflect that the wooer’s use of deception can not a assure a relationship between two people. However, if their is genuine attraction from both individuals and consent from the fathers, their relationship can flourish into honest love .

Vincentio, Lucentio’s father, returns to his home, to discover his son has swapped identities with the servant, Tranio. And an impostor, assigned by Lucentio, is dressed as him. There is a dispute between the impersonators and Vincentio, which then leads to an attempted arrest. newly weds Luncientio and Bianca arrive. Then Lucentio begs his father and Baptista for their marital consent.  

Baptista: But do you hear, sir, have you married my daughter without asking my goodwill? (ActV, Scene 2, pg. 204) 

Vincetio: Fear not Baptista, we will content you. Go to!(ActV, Scene 2, pg.205) 

In this dialogue Baptista is concerned about the secret marriage, but Vincientio assures him that everything will be ok, as a long as we give them our blessing. Although Lucentio and Bianca eloped, their father’s approval validated their love. 


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Troy finds himself in a similar predicament were he needs consent from his father. After Sharpay’s flashes a potential scholarship at Troy. He begins to think he is some what in love with Sharpay, but he can’t differentiate how he feels about Sharpay and how desperately he wants the scholarship. Like Baptista, Troy’s father is ok with Troy liking Sharpay because of the guaranteed scholarship. In this case Sharpay’s dowry is a full scholarship and Troy has his father’s consent to validate their relationship.  

Lucentio had made his way to the home of Baptista where his desired lover, Bianca, resides. Lucientio disguises himself as Bianca’s school teacher in order to get in to her home, and woo her. When he gets there he has a plan to tell her all the things he is feeling so that she will know his true intent for being her music tutor.

Hic ibat, as I told you before, Simois, I am Lucentio, hic est, son unto Vincentio of Pisa, Sigeia tellus, disguised thus to get your love” 

(Act III, Scene 1, page 2)

Lucientio’s blunt way of communicating his emotions are similar to Sharpays frank advances towards Troy. Unlike High School musical Bianca is actually digging the confession from Lucientio. This straightforward confession is only working because Bianca likes the school master and allows him to continue revealing his plan disguised as a music lesson. 

Sharpay gets the brilliant idea to divulge her feeling for Troy through a song. She asks the hotel manager to bring him to this secret performance so that she can tell him how much she loves him. After she sings the song Troy doesn’t reciprocate the feeling leaving Sharpay feeling a bit defeated, but not too defeated because she made progress. 


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After her musical selection Sharpay ask Troy how he felt about the performance. He gives her a few pointers about how she could exclude the garish set and sing from the heart, alone. Sharpay replies “This could be our thing.” Then Troy fires back “ I have an our thing, it’s with Gabrielle.” Both Sharpay and Luncentio are essentially using the same tactics to express there love, but for these methods to be successful both parties involved must feel equally or greater about the each other.    

Although the dynamics of a relationship have evolved, the initial tactics to pursuing a relationship remain the same. When the ethical way of approaching someone isn’t a feasible, deception,and dowry will alway’s work. Especially with the father’s seal of approval. Money is commonly used as a wooing mechanism because it is easy to flaunt and can be received by everyone. A father’s seal of approval will always be necessary because of the patriarch role a father plays in his family. Although both High School Musical and the Taming of the Shrew reflect these tactics from different time periods, the common denominator remain the same. As long as the pursued party is attracted to the pursuer the relationship can with stand all odds. 



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Money, Love, Business

Comparing “Taming of the Shrew” to  “Can’t Buy Me Love”


 In the Taming of the Shrew, the play proves that marriage is a business transaction, so one may become more wealthy or become on a higher social class. In “Shrew” Petruchio is willing to marry Katherine for the money despite that no man will marry her because of her mean demeanor and hot temper. Katherine’s father Baptista negotiates in finding the right suitor, to get the best deal, for his personal gain. In the 1987 movie Can’t Buy Me Love”, Ronald Miller uses his money to pay off the lead cheerleader so he may become popular.


  Petruchio and Baptista both compare to Ronald but in “Shrew” Petruchio and Baptista want to gain money by marriage and Ronald wants to gain a higher popularity level by spending his money. So there methods of getting what they want are different. In “Shrew” Petruchio’s struggle is dealing with Katherine. He tries to tame her so she may become a bearable wife. Baptista struggle is finding a suitor that will benefit his greedy needs, so finding Petruchio plans out perfectly for him. “Shrew” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” both use or is influenced by money. In contrast, both movie and book end differently as “Shrew” Katherine is just tamed  and the Love is not real since it was only for money. In the movie after Ronald’s experience of popularity he eventually gets the girl. This reflects that over time Love is more true and isn’t just a business transaction, but money shouldn’t be used to manipulate love, also it shouldn’t be the only reason someone is in a relationship.


"Then tell me," he asks Baptista, "if I get your daughter's love, What dowry shall I have with her to wife?"

-Petruchio

(Act II, Scene i, line numbers 126-127)


  In this quote, Petruccio negotiates the terms of having Katherine with her father Baptista. This shows that he really isn’t interested in Katherine love, he’s worried about the “dowry” he may receive. Katherine’s repulsive vibes make Petruccio not want to Love but just to try to tame her.


In the movie,  Ronald Miller and Cindy Mancini negotiate the terms of their verbal contract to raise Ronald’s popularity status.
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In this scene from “Can’t Buy Me Love”, Ronald Miller and Cindy Mancini quickly negotiate the terms of the verbal contract. Ronald wants to spend a lot of time with Cindy which he thinks will increase his chances in being popular. Cindy agrees to the contract but barely as she tries to get as many “free days” as possible, which brings the comedic standpoint to the movie. Unlike in “Shrew” the negotiations were made for the women Katherine, instead of the women being apart of the negotiations in the movie. In both movie and play, there is no true love because money is manipulating their relationships.


"Be patient, gentlemen; I choose her for myself:

If she and I be pleased, what's that to you?

'Tis bargain'd 'twixt us twain, being alone,

That she shall still be curst in company.

I tell you, 'tis incredible to believe

How much she loves me: O, the kindest Kate! "


-Petruchio

(Act II, Scene i, line numbers 321-326)


 This quote from the book shows that Petruchio and Katherine have no real love because their whole relationship and marriage was a negotiation, so Petruchio could always have money, which Katherine would know nothing about. Petruchio tells his “plan” that he made secretly with Katherine which wasn’t true, saying she would put on a facade in public but when they were alone she would be submissive.


 In the movie, Ronald starts their relationship off in a bad way by offering Cindy money. Cindy was unsure at first but took it needing it desperately. 

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Ronald had to make an important decision at this point of the movie. Would he use his money for the telescope he’s been saving up for or spend this money on renting the head cheerleader so he may become popular his senior year of high school. As he approaches Cindy he knows she can’t resist his offer since she needs the money. He’s using his money to manipulate her at her time of need. It relates In “Shrew” because Petruchio has a great offer just as Ronald does in the movie to become more wealthy. This business transaction is the start of their relationship, that clearly manipulates Cindy’s mind because she agrees, to the offer.


 The fact that at the end of the movie Ronald and Cindy fall in love show that society still wants to see the happy endings in movies. At the end of “Shrew”, Baptista and Petruchio both filled accomplished because of their wealthier status but Petruchio didn’t find true love along the way. At the end of “ Can’t Buy Me Love” Ronald has a sense of awakening knowing he can’t use money to manipulate relationships and to become popular but he still finds true love, as he gets to ride off in the sunset on his lawnmower with the girl.  


Bibliography

1. Rash, Steve. "Can't Buy Me Love." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2013.

2. Shakespeare, William. Taming of the Shrew. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Raul Werstine. 
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What do We Expect?



Comparing Taming of the Shrew and the film Friends W. Benefits


“Taming of the Shrew” is one of many plays created by Shakespeare. In this play, there are 2 sisters going by the name of Bianca and Katherine. All the suitors in the play want to marry Bianca because of her commendable personality. While their Father, Baptista, has to basically go and hunt for someone who is willing to marry Katherine because of her unpleasant personality. Throughout the play, the family comes across a suitor named Petruchio who is willing to marry Katherine, the only problem is that he has to tame her.   There have been many films created that make this plays plot as their very own, however, the film Friends with Benefits have taken their own twist on things.  In this film, there is a women by the name of Jamie who is having trouble like Katherine from Taming of the Shrew, finding a man who wants to marry her. One day on her job, she is assigned to assist this man named Dylan who is also having problems with finding a spouse,  where they later become Friends with  Benefits.   throughout reading and watching both of these text, it is evident that women and men expect  that they are going to find someone, and when they do, there are expectations that they have to fill, however, those expectations have changed over the years.



"Thus in plain terms: your father hath consented

That you shall be my wife, your dowry ‘greed on,

And will you, nill you, I will marry you.

Now Kate, I am a husband for your turn,

For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty—

Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well—

Thou must be married to no man but me,

For I am he am born to tame you, Kate,

And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate

Conformable as other household Kates.

Here comes your father. Never make denial.

I must and will have Katherine to my wife.

"


(Act 2, Scene 1, lines 259-270)



When this quote was stated, Petrucho and Katherine just got news that they were going to be wedded. Petrucho was flattering Katherine  but sarcastically about how good of a person she was. He also goes on to describe what he expects from Kate.  Kate went back and forth wit him about how is trying to insult her and that if he wants someone to do something he expects her to.


There where similar traits from the scenario above that protruded out in  this scene below from “Friends with Benefits”




In this scene Dylan is now on a blind date. The girl however is not all what he expected. She is annoying, chafing and extremely childish. He goes on to making faces that show that he does not want her around him and that she is not meeting his standard and expectations as someone he sees himself compatible with.


The two scene described above shows exactly how the expectations of a man for a women and vise versa   ha has changed today. During the time that Shakespeare wrote “Taming the Shrew”, it was expected for the women to submit to her man. It was expected and more of requirement that whatever the man ordered the women to do she had to do it, no if ands or buts about it. The quote above shows that Petruchio expects his wife to submit to him and give show great servitude towards him or she is not demonstrating good traits of a wife. On the other hand, there is Dylan, were all he expect from his spouse is someone who loves him for him . SOmeone that  is suitable to live with and someone he is able to have a decent relationship. Dylan is expecting to find some one out there who is not going to chafe him and some one who is going to be easy to live with and love. It is quite evident that the characters of these text expected different things from their women.



"(to BAPTISTA) I pray you, sir, is it your will

To make a stale of me amongst these mates?

(Act 1, Scene 1, line 57-58)


Translation


May I ask, sir, if it’s your intention to publicly humiliate me, showing me off like a whore in front of these suitors?”

(Act 1, Scene 1, line 57-58)


Before Katherine stated this to baptista who is her father, she was in an argument with the suitors. They were basically all telling Katherine  that they were not there to marry her but they were their to marry  Bianca because Katherine was too much to handle, THis quote shows that Katherines expects that she will find a man without flaunting  around what she has and without having to have sex with them so that they want her.

In the film, friends with Benefits, Jamie is going through similar things illustrated below.




This image took place after Jamie had just had sex with this guy that she thought was the man of her dreams. When she went out to get both of them coffee, she turned around and he was leaving. He then said basically that he does not want her.  This moment resembles exactly what Katherine is going through in Taming the Shrew. The both expect that they are not going to have to have sex with a men so that he is going to be willing to stay with her. They both expect that they can be with someone and that they are going to except them for who they are not what they can do for them.


What happened in Friends with Benefits to Jamie  is slightly  different in What happened to Katherine in Taming the Shrew. In friends with benefits, Jamie can have  sex guys out of wedlock. However in Taming the shrew Katherine can’t.  This makes the situation different because the men in modern day have a different expectation than the men during the time Taming of the shrew was created.  The men in modern day, expect that they are going to have sex with you out of wedlock and/or whenever they want. While the men that were around during the time Taming of the Shrew was created know that in order to have sex with a women, they were going to have to mary.





Taming the Shrew and Friends with Benefits both have similar plots. Being as though they were placed in different times, those plots are also different. Friends with Benefits is focused more around sex while Taming the Shrew is focused more around power and control balance in a relationship.  However, the expectations in a relationship are some somewhat similar and different.  This showing that regardless of the time that you were born in, relationships are going to have some compartments that are the same and some  compartments that are different.

Cited SOurces 

Shakespeare, William. Taming of the Shrewd. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Washington Square, 1992. Print.

Friends with Benefits. Dir. Will Gluck. Perf. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Sony, 2011.
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What do We Expect?



Comparing Taming of the Shrew and the film Friends W. Benefits


“Taming of the Shrew” is one of many plays created by Shakespeare. In this play, there are 2 sisters going by the name of Bianca and Katherine. All the suitors in the play want to marry Bianca because of her commendable personality. While their Father, Baptista, has to basically go and hunt for someone who is willing to marry Katherine because of her unpleasant personality. Throughout the play, the family comes across a suitor named Petruchio who is willing to marry Katherine, the only problem is that he has to tame her.   There have been many films created that make this plays plot as their very own, however, the film Friends with Benefits have taken their own twist on things.  In this film, there is a women by the name of Jamie who is having trouble like Katherine from Taming of the Shrew, finding a man who wants to marry her. One day on her job, she is assigned to assist this man named Dylan who is also having problems with finding a spouse,  where they later become Friends with  Benefits.   throughout reading and watching both of these text, it is evident that women and men expect  that they are going to find someone, and when they do, there are expectations that they have to fill, however, those expectations have changed over the years.



"Thus in plain terms: your father hath consented

That you shall be my wife, your dowry ‘greed on,

And will you, nill you, I will marry you.

Now Kate, I am a husband for your turn,

For by this light, whereby I see thy beauty—

Thy beauty that doth make me like thee well—

Thou must be married to no man but me,

For I am he am born to tame you, Kate,

And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate

Conformable as other household Kates.

Here comes your father. Never make denial.

I must and will have Katherine to my wife.

"


(Act 2, Scene 1, lines 259-270)



When this quote was stated, Petrucho and Katherine just got news that they were going to be wedded. Petrucho was flattering Katherine  but sarcastically about how good of a person she was. He also goes on to describe what he expects from Kate.  Kate went back and forth wit him about how is trying to insult her and that if he wants someone to do something he expects her to.


There where similar traits from the scenario above that protruded out in  this scene below from “Friends with Benefits”




In this scene Dylan is now on a blind date. The girl however is not all what he expected. She is annoying, chafing and extremely childish. He goes on to making faces that show that he does not want her around him and that she is not meeting his standard and expectations as someone he sees himself compatible with.


The two scene described above shows exactly how the expectations of a man for a women and vise versa   ha has changed today. During the time that Shakespeare wrote “Taming the Shrew”, it was expected for the women to submit to her man. It was expected and more of requirement that whatever the man ordered the women to do she had to do it, no if ands or buts about it. The quote above shows that Petruchio expects his wife to submit to him and give show great servitude towards him or she is not demonstrating good traits of a wife. On the other hand, there is Dylan, were all he expect from his spouse is someone who loves him for him . SOmeone that  is suitable to live with and someone he is able to have a decent relationship. Dylan is expecting to find some one out there who is not going to chafe him and some one who is going to be easy to live with and love. It is quite evident that the characters of these text expected different things from their women.



"(to BAPTISTA) I pray you, sir, is it your will

To make a stale of me amongst these mates?

(Act 1, Scene 1, line 57-58)


Translation


May I ask, sir, if it’s your intention to publicly humiliate me, showing me off like a whore in front of these suitors?”

(Act 1, Scene 1, line 57-58)


Before Katherine stated this to baptista who is her father, she was in an argument with the suitors. They were basically all telling Katherine  that they were not there to marry her but they were their to marry  Bianca because Katherine was too much to handle, THis quote shows that Katherines expects that she will find a man without flaunting  around what she has and without having to have sex with them so that they want her.

In the film, friends with Benefits, Jamie is going through similar things illustrated below.




This image took place after Jamie had just had sex with this guy that she thought was the man of her dreams. When she went out to get both of them coffee, she turned around and he was leaving. He then said basically that he does not want her.  This moment resembles exactly what Katherine is going through in Taming the Shrew. The both expect that they are not going to have to have sex with a men so that he is going to be willing to stay with her. They both expect that they can be with someone and that they are going to except them for who they are not what they can do for them.


What happened in Friends with Benefits to Jamie  is slightly  different in What happened to Katherine in Taming the Shrew. In friends with benefits, Jamie can have  sex guys out of wedlock. However in Taming the shrew Katherine can’t.  This makes the situation different because the men in modern day have a different expectation than the men during the time Taming of the shrew was created.  The men in modern day, expect that they are going to have sex with you out of wedlock and/or whenever they want. While the men that were around during the time Taming of the Shrew was created know that in order to have sex with a women, they were going to have to mary.





Taming the Shrew and Friends with Benefits both have similar plots. Being as though they were placed in different times, those plots are also different. Friends with Benefits is focused more around sex while Taming the Shrew is focused more around power and control balance in a relationship.  However, the expectations in a relationship are some somewhat similar and different.  This showing that regardless of the time that you were born in, relationships are going to have some compartments that are the same and some  compartments that are different.

Cited Sources 

Shakespeare, William. Taming of the Shrewd. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Washington Square, 1992. Print.


Friends with Benefits. Dir. Will Gluck. Perf. Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Sony, 2011.
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Articulo #2

Will Amari

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Señorita Manuel


La casa donde nació Walt Disney en Chicago se convertirá en un museo.


Chicago, una gran ciudad en los Estados Unidos tiene un mayor anunciado. El icono del entretenimiento, Walt Disney vivido en la ciudad de Chicago y ahora su casa es un museo. El productor y director de cine, Walt Disney era un niño en la casa. ¡Ahora todos los personas puede aprender sobre su vida!


Hay un película sobre Walt Disney y la escritor de el libro Mary Poppins. Walt Disney necesitas hacer un filme. Todo el mundo puede aprender sobre cómo una famoso película era crear. Desde mi punto de vista la museo y la película es mucho de celebración por una persona.


Walt Disney, para mi, es muy comercial. El no por la arte. Sin embargo, él era en el comienzo. Él era muy bien con Mickey Mouse y Donald Duck. Pero después las caricaturas antiguas, Walt Disney tiene más dinero y él fue comercial.


Demasiado dinero es no bien. Al contrario, Walt Disney es un gran trabajador, y es parte de todos los personas vidas. Él tiene estado un grande influencia.


Yo leí el artículo por que yo estoy curioso sobre Walt Disney. ¿Qué era vida por Señor Disney? ¿Cómo él vive? ¿Bien o mal? Yo aprendí que Walt Disney vivido en la ciudad de Chicago. La palabras yo aprendí era comienzo, productor, crear y más.


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The Force of Love

The Force of Love
Comparing "Taming of the Shrew" to "The Proposal"

The idea of deception in marriage has been around for centuries, as seen in the play “Taming of the Shrew” written in the 1500’s. Petruchio, one of the main characters in the play, marries Katherine purely based upon his personal gain. The movie “The Proposal” made in 2005, portrays a very similar story line through the character of Margaret.

Although Petruchio and Margaret’s motives for marriage are similarly selfish, the outcome of the deception is very different. Petruchio is blinded by the idea of wealth and power. Margaret is blinded by the commitment to her job. Petruchio continues this greediness throughout his life causing an unsuccessful marriage altogether. However, Margaret ends up falling in love which was never the plan and the couple lives happily ever after. The play and the movie reflect that having a successful marriage can only be possible with equal love from both sides. A successful marriage cannot be forced.


"Thou know’st not of gold’s effect. Tell me her father’s name, and ‘tis enough; For I will board her, though she chide as loud as thunder when the clouds in autumn crack."

(Act 1, Scene 2, lines 94-97)


In “Shrew”, Petruchio believes money will make him happy. In this quote, Petruchio says he will marry Katherine despite her renowned temper because the wealth is worth anything. Petruchio doesn’t care about love in a relationship, as long as he has the money he will be happy.  



Much like Petruchio, Margaret decides to get married for the personal benefits. However, instead of for wealth she is marrying in fear of getting deported.


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In this screenshot, Margaret has just been told her bosses that she is in danger of being deported back to Canada, where she will not be able to pursue her career as a successful book editor. To avoid being deported she tells her bosses she is getting married to Andrew, her assistant. Andrew had no say in the decision and was taken much by surprise, which can be seen by the astonishment on his face after hearing the news. Margaret’s reasons for marriage are extremely similar to Petruchio’s because both lack love in the relationship and are only in it for the personal benefits.



“I am ashamed that women are so simple to offer war where they should kneel for peace.”

(Act 5, Scene 2, lines 177-178)



This quote suggests that Katherine surrenders herself to the marriage. All throughout the play Katherine was a woman who stood her ground. The fact that she is giving into Petruchio’s fake marriage implies this tough-girl attitude may have only been a facade; deep down she was only looking for someone to love her. Katherine felt like this marriage was the closest thing to love she would ever get, therefore submitting herself to Petruchio. This marriage never became successful because of the force Petruchio put on Katherine to agree with him and change her ways.



Margaret also surrenders but instead of staying in the fake relationship, she gets out of it, resulting in a completely different outcome than that of “Shrew”.


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Margaret leaves Andrew at the altar, when she realizes her feelings for him are growing. The feelings of love start to form guilt and Margaret recognizes the faults in this forced marriage. At this point Andrew too, has generated feelings towards Margaret and realizes he cannot live without her. This is the scene where Andrew finally reaches Margaret again and asks her to marry him, “for real this time”. Unlike Petruchio and Katherine’s marriage, Andrew and Margaret create an honest and romantic relationship. The forced relationship was obviously unsuccessful but as soon as both characters shared feelings for each other the relationship became real as well.



The difference in the outcomes of the play and the movie only prove that love is essential to marriage. Happiness can only be achieved when the love is shared equally between two people. The idea of forced marriage caused by greed and selfishness has been apparent through the centuries but the idea of love being essential has certainly changed over the years. “Shrew” implies men are the powerful ones and women just follow their lead. Katherine continues to commit to a relationship that exhibits no love from either side. In “The Proposal” love is what brought the couple together again. After breaking off the fake wedding, Margaret and Andrew realized their genuine love for each other resulting in a real relationship after all.


Works Cited:

Shakespeare, William, and Thomas Goddard Bergin. The Taming of the Shrew;. New Haven: Yale UP, 1954. Print.

The Proposal. Dir. Anne Fletcher. Perf. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Touchstone, 2009. Online Video.


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The Shrew with 27 Dresses

How The Taming of the Shrew influenced the movie 27 dresses


Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the movie 27 Dresses, both have a similar plot that shows different a perspective about relationships and marriage. Katherine, a character from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, carries an aggressive attitude. Katherine is the oldest daughter of Baptista. No one wants to marry her because of the behavior she carries. which sooner makes Katherine become miserable and desperate in her life. Katherine’s younger sister Bianca, can not date or marry Lucentio, the man she loves until Kate does first. Petruchio comes in town and the only one who looks forward to take Katherine’s hand into marriage but she dislikes Petruchio. Jane from 27 dresses doesn’t like to say no to her friends when it comes to weddings, which she becomes the perfect bridesmaid that any bride can have, 27 times she has been. Jane is also the oldest sister. Jane is secretly in love with her boss George. Jane’s younger sister Tess, comes in town and sooner becomes engaged to George and it kills Jane to see her sister to fall in love with her secretly love. The main focus between Jane and Katherine is about the female ideas on courtship and dating. The Taming of the Shrew and 27 Dresses, both focus on the female perspective that love is a lie.


“ Of all thy suitors, here I charge thee, tell

Whom thou lovest best: see thou dissemble not”.

(Act II, Scene I, Line Number VIII)


In scene II, Baptista is the father of Katherine and Bianca. Baptista demands Katherine to stop abusing and insulting her younger sister. Petruchio arrives to Katherine’s house along with Lucentio and Horntenisio to present themselves. Petruchio disguises Horntenisio as Litio as a music teacher and Lucentio as Cambio as a teacher of languages. This was a favor to Lucentio. It was a desire for Petruchio to marry Katherine, They must get married for so, Bianca can marry Lucentio. Petruchio was insisting Baptista that she loves him and it wouldn’t be a problem with her behavior as we’ll. Petruchio and Katherine wedding was arranged. Between Katherine and Bianca, In the scene Katherine was interest into Bianca’s suitors, Bianca refuses to share details and considering that Katherine really wants to get married. As the scene goes along, It views the focuses on the female ideas based on Katherine on courtship and dating into Petruchio. Considering that Katherine does not emotionally feel attached to Petruchio, just yet Katherine does not look forward into marriage with Petruchio. 


Between The Taming of the Shrew and the movie 27 Dresses, Katherine and Jane may seem a lot similar to both based on each story line. There are other ways that the Shrew and 27 Dresses may seem differently in a way. Throughout different scenes it shows the female ideas between both characters Jane and Katherine on their reaction to men when it comes to romance love.   


SCENE 1: 


Sorry? You humiliated me in front of every single person that I know, and you think you could just say sorry? - Tess


In this scene of 27 Dresses, There was ignorance between Jane and Tess, that an argument was turned into. Before Tess came in the hardware store, their father tried to convinced Jane to solve thing out with Tess and ask for forgiveness. “All I'm saying is you two are sisters. You have got to work this out”, Says the father of Jane and Tess. When Tess enters the hardware store, their father and an employee exist the hardware store, to give Jane and Tess space to sort things out. “Tess, this is between you and her. I'm out of this. You know, Flo, have you seen the new weed whackers we've got out front? The latest model”, Says the father. Jane and Tess argument relates between Katherine and Bianca, when it comes to romance love. The argument was about, how Tess engagement was cut off. Tess lied about herself in the entire relationship and pretended to be another women that her ex- fiancé would look into. Tess ex- fiancé was also Jane’s secret love and refused to let her marry the love of her life. All Tess wanted was to fit in and to be successful relationship like Jane.  Everything changed when Jane set the powerpoint and revealed the real Tess. Even before the dinner rehearsal for the wedding. Even before, Tess became selfish and cut the dress of their mother who passed away, that she was suppose to wear on her wedding day that became into her own design. It was the only piece that kept the memory of their mother. Both characters Jane and Tess have an different perspective between love and marriage, but noticing in this scene shows the female ideas about romance love from two different personalities. Weather love is it real or not? 

 

“I am ashamed that women are so simple 

To offer war where they should kneel for peace, 

Or sneek for rule, supremacy, and sway

When they are bound to serve, love, and obey.”

(Act V, Scene 2, Line Number Line CLXXVII)


In Act V, Scene II, Lucentio and Bianca, Petruchio and Katherine, and Horteniso and the Widowm all attended the wedding banquet. At the wedding banquet, Petruchio have been teased that he married to a shrew. Petruchio tries to prove Lucentio and Horteniso wrong that Katherine will obey his demands but also he challenges Lucentio and Horteniso to call out their wives and to see who is the most obedient of them all within responding and obeying.  Neither Bianca or the Widown have refused to come to their husbands but Katherine was the only one to obey. At the moment, Petruchio wins the challenge but he also demands Katherine to bring out the other wives as we’ll. After Katherine arriving with the other wives, Katherine makes a long speech about women’s submission to their husbands. As Katherine goes along with the speech, she includes how women are simple and how women offer themselves to their husband differently. Women usually stand under command by their partner to be pleased by keeping them happy and to stay with the decision they are force to do. This is to show how Katherine and the other wives shows the female ideas within marriage and love. Not only Katherine disses women’s but she also gets the love that she deserves. “ My mind hath been as big as one of yours, My heart as great, my reason haply more, To bandy word for word and frown for frown”, Says Katherine in her speech. Katherine had changed her mind Petruchio even though that both of them has gone through difficult moments in their marriage. The way that Katherine perspective about her love life, weather it’s real or not? It gave her a chance to believe in it. 


Between The Taming of the Shrew and 27 Dresses, Katherine and Jane have gone through difficult moments within love experience and it may seem that both characters perspective may have changed their their minds about love and marriage. Both Katherine and Jane have realized the real definition about romance love. Is love real or a lie? they asked. At the end, they noticed who do they really love and who is actually beside them. They may have been different positions that no other would want to be in. But they also realized that women my be physically attached to pleased one another, but do women actually mean it? Do they do certain stuff to not let each other go?


SCENE 2:


 “ I want you to know, I think you deserve more than what you’ve settled for, I do. I think you deserve to be taken care of for a change.” - Kevin 


In this scene of 27 Dresses, Jane finally steps out for a change at the dinner rehearsal for the wedding of her sister Tess and her boss George. Everything changed when Jane set the powerpoint. Jane finally revealed the real side of Tess, who disguised herself to as an different person that would make someone George fall in love with her. George, was also known that he is the secret love of Jane. Jane refused to let her younger sister Tess to marry the love of her life. This was something brave and dramatic that Jane did for herself. Jane was sick enough and had to let the truth out for all to know that Tess was a lying throughout the whole situation. Through out that moment, the engagement was off, which made George furious about Tess lies. Jane felt guilty. Jane stepped outside from dinner rehearsal, into the streets. Kevin, who was there for Jane this whole time to watch her get hurt by her sister. Kevin and Jane, also had a love connection. “ I think you deserve more than what you settle for ”, Says Kevin.  At that moment Jane finally realized that she was wrong about hiding her love for George, where her real love was beside her the whole time. Kevin was the one for her. Kevin and Jane, had gone through difficult moment in the movie but at the end, they finally realized that they were made for each other. This is to sort out that love can be real. At times, you may not realized, what is love really about? Love is not going to show up at any time, It take patience to notice. This changes to female ideas about romance love from dating to marriage. 


Both The Taming of the Shrew and 27 Dresses includes love and marriage. Between both stories, the main focus were on the characters Jane and Katherine. Between both characters, shows the female ideas on courtship and dating. As female’s different perspective that love is a lie, but most females think that love are  emotional feelings. For some people, it makes no logical sense that love dose not make exist. Of course, love can be trouble concept but sometimes it can be proved wrong. Most relationships and marriage goal is to maintain each other to keep each other happy. Not many relationships and marriage are successful, there are many reasons why it becomes a failure but there are consequences that will be made with each other. 


Brosh McKenna , Aline, ed. "http://www.imdb.com/." 27 Dresses . N.p., 18 Jan 2008. Web. 8 Dec 2013. <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988595/>.


Shakespeare, William. The Taming of the Shrew. New York, New York: Washington Square Press, 1992. Print.


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Love Is A Necessity Now

Comparing “Taming of the Shrewd” to “When Harry Met Sally”

One of Shakespeare’s comedic work, “Taming of the Shrewd,” makes it evident that the idea of romantic love was void within a relationship and was always about control. In this play, the character Petruchio, who married Katherine for the sake of money, wants to tame Katherine into an obedient wife. A modern comedy, “When Harry Met Sally,” however, celebrates romantic love. In this 1989 movie, Harry finally finds his true love as he reunites with his friend, Sally, and tried to win her heart by using some of Petruchio’s tactics. 

Even though Petruchio and Harry are both using the same tactics to win a maiden over, their objective and outcome are not the same. Despite having a fortune, Petruchio still wanted to expand his wealth by marrying Katherine. With an absence of love, Katherine was unhappily married to Petruchio after Petruchio wooed her by showing a sense of admiration toward her flaws. During their marriage, Petruchio uses his tactics to control Katherine. Harry, however, used these strategies to convey his love and sense of care for Sally, a woman who just stepped out of her loneliness of a relationship. Katherine strongly rejected the control in her heart that Petruchio wanted to place on her, whereas Sally feels the true warmth of love for the first time of her life. 

Harry and Petruchio were both trying to win somebody over by using the same tactics. However, Harry used these tactics for love rather than control. This reflects the changed social belief that love is a necessity in a relationship. 

“Say that she rail, why when I tell her plain, she sings as sweetly as a nightingale. Say she frown, I’ll say she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew. When I shall ask the banns, and when be married…” 
(Act 2, Scene 1, pg, 87, lines 178-188) 

In this quote, Petruchio came up with a plan to woo Katherine in order to get himself what he wants, her dowry. His plan was to combat every bit of Katherine’s bitterness towards him into what he would express as an admiration of her. This situation shows Petruchio’s shallowness in love that results a bitter relationship with Katherine, who was not pleased of his false flattering. It shows that loveless sweet talks will not result a successful wooing. However, Katherine still married Petruchio because marriage was not about love in their time period. It is like a business dealing because Petruchio’s primary purpose for marrying Katherine was her dowry, not her love.  

In the last scene, Sally was heart-broken because of a failed relationship with her boyfriend and comfort herself by sleeping with Harry. After the night, Harry realized that he love Sally, while Sally said that their affair was accidental. In order to build a more romantic relationship with Sally, Harry used Petruchio’s sweet talks to win her over.  

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Harry proclaimed his love this way, “I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes." Unlike Petruchio who used this tactic to marry Katherine’s dowry after only minutes of their encounter, Harry used this strategy efficiently based what he know about Sally these past few years. His use of this strategy hit Sally’s soft spots by proclaiming that he love her flaws with an eager, serious tone. It strongly differs from Petruchio’s sweet talks that are more flirtatious, rather than serious. 

“I dare assure you, sir, ‘tis almost two, and ‘twill be supper time ere you come there [Katherine]. It shall be seven ere I go to horse. Look what I speak, or do, or think to do, You are still crossing it. Sirs, let’ t alone. I will not go today, and ere I do, It shall be what o’clock I say it is [Petruchio].”
(Act 4, Scene 4, lines 196-202)

Katherine wants to go to her sister, Bianca’s wedding, while Petruchio wanted to tame Katherine into obedience as he proclaimed that he should be the one deciding when they would go, not her. Petruchio used another tactic to control Katherine as he always opposes Katherine’s opinions and wishes in even the smallest of things claiming that it is seven o’clock instead of two. This constant opposition makes Katherine unsatisfied at heart while being falsely obedient on the outside. This constant quarrel for control caused tension in the relationship rather than building a sense of closeness between their relationship.  

Harry uses the same tactics on Sally as he wants to get Sally’s attention and putting his beliefs on Sally for her own benefit in a causal, humorous way.   
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In this early scene, Henry argued with Sally in the car about the necessity of sadness rather than complete happiness in life. He said, “You ever think about death...I spent hours. I spent days. When the shit comes down, I am going to be prepare and you’re not. That is what I’m saying [Henry to Sally]. In the meantime, you’re going to be ruining your life waiting for it [Sally to Henry].” This quarrel might seem childish and random, but, Harry expressed his care for Sally because she was happily working herself to death. 

Henry win Sally over wholeheartedly by using Petruchio’s tactics because he use it for the purpose of love and care for Sally. This successful proposal in the end of the movie reflects the society’s point of view on how it was love is necessity for a romantic relationship to be born. In Petruchio’s case, his society views marriage and relationship as a form of control or getting profit from their wives’ family. Even if Petruchio did get what he wants in the end, Katherine would still hold a secret grudge against Petruchio. If “The Taming of the Shrewd,” happens in the modern world, Petruchio's friends and family would have not approve this relationship as marriage were now to be thought as a lifelong commitment of love instead of impure intentions, like gaining wealth.   

Work Citations:
Shakespeare, William. Taming of the Shrewd. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Washington Square, 1992. Print.

When Harry Met Sally. Dir. Rob Reiner. Perf. Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, and Carrie Fisher. 1989. Web. 30 Nov. 2013. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5pci2fE96M>.

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All About Me!

  Before creating this slide, I watched a video about how advertisers make billboards that capture the attention of its viewers. I learned that these advertisers use “empty space” as an advantage. They leave the people looking at the billboards wondering what’s next, but they know what the billboard is about. Because of this, people might be more likely to go into the store. Another thing that advertisers to is let the pictures “ bleed” off the page. This basically means that when people look at this picture, they show believe that the picture continues off the page and goes on further. Throughout this project, I had a lot of trouble. I didn’t know how to express myself in one slide. However, as the project went along, I learned that not everything has to in many words. This meant one thing to me: just be simple! There is no need to try to make a long power point and add all these effects to be “cool”. One slide can express all you stand for and how you are like as a person.


         This picture best represents me because I am a very bubbly person, hence the bubble. This picture also represents my belief. I always believe that everybody is just a small part in this word and each person has something that makes them unique. Also, I think that a lot of people choose to keep what makes them special inside.This is why the bubble has a rainbow inside of it. Lastly, the quote is included because it adds on to my belief and I wanted to make my overall message stated and clear.
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New Tech Slide

In this unit, the class was focused on how to make a slide that not only looks good, but it captures the attention of all those who look at it. At the very beginning of this unit, I was so scared. I only knew the basics of creating a slide. However, by the end of this unit, I learned all the different techniques that goes into planning slides.


To start off this unit, Ms. Hull set the class up for failure. She asked us to create a one slide slideshow. This was very difficult because she gave us no type of help. Even though we had a little introduction lesson on how slides are created to be appealing, it was really hard and my first slide was disastrous! However, after presenting, I received feedback and I believe that my second slide is much better. In the end, I learned that slides do not have to be cluttered with things to make it unique. All in all, this unit taught me a lot and it was very insightful.
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Wedding Crash

Wedding Crash

Comparing “Taming of the Shrew” to “27 Dresses”


Both movies, “Taming of the Shrew” and “27 Dresses”, are about love, but the love that is being shown is not romantic love. It’s forced love. Forced love is when someone does something to make other person be in love with them. The way most people use force love is with lies. In the book, “Taming of the Shrew” Lucentio made Bianca to believe that he was a teacher named Cambio just to get close to her and get her to marry him. And in the movie, “27 Dresses”, when Tess came back into town and met George, she pretended to like everything he did just to get George to fall in love with her and get him to marry her. 

Though Lucentio and Tess basically did the same thing, they still in eclectic situations. What made Lucentio’s situation different is even though he lied to Bianca she  still decided to marry him. Tess had a different situation. Once George found out that she lied to him decided to call off the wedding. Also, Tess wasn’t the one who told him she lied to him. Jane, the main character and also the first one to be in love with George before Tess, told him and everyone at their engagement dinner who Tess actually was when she was showing the slide shows. These two situations shows that, over time, the way some people find the spouse have only changed slightly but not dramatically. But they are very similar. Honesty in relationships is very rare. But deception has been in multiple relationship for so many years. It helps people forces other people to fall in love with them for the wrong reasons.


Bianca

“Believe me, sister, of all the men alive

I never yet beheld that special face

Which I could fancy more than any other.”

(Act II, Scene i, 10-12)


In this quote, Bianca was talking to her sister about how she have not found the right man to marry yet. She says, “I never yet beheld that special face”. Which means, just like most people, she’s just worried about finding a handsome guy and not a guy with a good personally. But the movie was a bit different. When George first met Tess, he began to fall for her looks. This tells the viewers that looks means a lot to guys and not just the female’s personality.

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In the beginning of the “27 Dresses,” Jane’s best friend, Casey says to Jane sarcastically, “Yea, that’s what guys want, responsible.” Unlike Lucentio, George eventually started to like Tess’ personality, even though what she told him about her was all a lie. He liked what she told him. Even though there is a saying that goes, It’s not what’s on the outside that matters it’s on the inside that counts, this movie is displaying the opposite.

Merchant, “as Vincentio”

“Thou liest. His father is come from Padua and here looking out at the window.”

(Act V, Scene i, 31-33)

In this quote, Vincentio realized he was being impersonated. Tranio had to find some to impersonate Vincentio, Lucentio’s father, just to insure Lucentio of the money he was going to get if he was to marry Bianca. One night, the real Vincentio decided to come see his son and out the window looked the merchant, the person who was pretending to Vincetio. Kevin’s and Lucentio’s situations are similar, but  it could be seen different because of what they lied for. Lucentio lied for riches while Kevin lied to keep his identity. 

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In the middle of the movie, Jane was a bakery place getting Tess’ and George’s cake together when Tess decided to surprise Jane with her favorite wedding writer, Malcolm, also known as Kevin. Jane was so confused and angry when she saw him because she hated that he lied to her to protect his identity. Another way Kevin’s and Lucentio’s situation could be seen as different is when the real Vincentio found out that Lucentio had someone to impersonate him he wasn’t really mad. But when Jane found out that Kevin was actually this wonderful writer that she admired so much she was beyond angry.

Throughout the movie, there were a good amount of issues that started because of deception and lack of honesty. Once Jane saw that Tess had destroyed their mother’s wedding dress she realized she’d been pushed too far. So at the anniversary dinner Jane decided to tell everyone about the real Tess when she was presenting the slide show about Tess and George. This set awkwardest all in the building. It also caused the Tess and George to break up. After all the madness was over, Jane realized that she was in love Kevin, a writer that she admire. 

At the end of the movie, Jane and Kevin got married and Tess and George remained single. And at the end of “Shrew” Lucentio won Bianca over and they got married to each other. At the end of “27 Dresses” Jane realized that the person who actually notice you might just be your lover for life and not the person who don’t notice you unless they need something or something went wrong. The movie surprised the audience by having Jane living happily ever after instead of Tess.


Resources:

Shakespeare, William. The Taming of the Shrew. Pp. 84. J. Tonson & the Rest of the Proprietors: London, 1734. Print.


27 Dresses. Dir. Anne Fletcher. By Aline B. McKenna. Perf. Katherine Heigl and James

Marsden. Fox., 2008. DVD.

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Getting The Girl 2011 v. 1590

​By:Kenyatta Bundy
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Getting The Girl 2011 v. 1590

Comparing “Crazy, Stupid, Love” & “The Taming of the Shrew”



The “Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare is a comedy from 1590 that proves, men attempting to woo women is a centuries long practice. In “Shrew”, male suitors lined up in large quantities to attempt to woo the beautiful Bianca, with no limit on what they were willing to try to win her heart. The 2011 movie “Crazy, Stupid, Love” expresses the same practice of men doing what is necessary to woo women, and although the tactics that these men use are completely different than in “The Taming of the Shrew”, both proved that the main principle of honesty has been what women respond to the most for years.



Although the tactics that Lucentio and Hortensio use in “Taming of the Shrew” in order to try and win over Bianca are completely different than the tactics that Cal Weaver and Jacob Palmer deployed in order to win over women, the principle of honesty when attempting to woo these women remained there. Lucentio and Hortensio dress up in school teacher garments in order to get close to Bianca. Lucentio uses honesty hidden in his Latin lesson with Bianca, and Hortensio uses honesty hidden within a gamut. All that Cal and Jacob have to do is walk up to women and talk to them. These two situations show exactly how men and women have remained the same through centuries when it comes to what they respond to in the opposite sex. Both of these texts reflect that over years the tradition has been the same, multiple men walk up to attractive women and try to woo them in hopes of being with them. Although the measures in which these men take may have changed, the tradition and principal has remained the same.


“'Hic ibat' as I told you before- 'Simois' I am Lucentio-

'hic est' son unto Vincentio of Pisa- 'Sigeia tellus' disguised thus to get your love- 'Hic steterat' and that Lucentio thatcomes a-wooing- 'Priami' is my man Tranio- 'regia' bearing my port- 'celsa senis' that we might beguile the old pantaloon.”

(Lucentio, Act 3 Scene i, 33-38)



Within this quote, Lucentio is disguised as a schoolmaster and attempting to woo Bianca through pure honesty. He is forced to encode his message within his “lesson” due to the fact that Bianca’s other suitor, Hortensio, is also within the room during this time. He uses this honesty at his advantage, and she responds just as he hoped she would. This is also shown with Cal in “Crazy, Stupid, Love”.


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In this earlier scene from “Crazy Stupid Love”, Cal is walking up to a women in a nightclub, and it is his first time attempting to talk to another female since his split with his wife. Jacob gave him a game plan when talking to women, but when that does not go well he immediately apologizes and is completely honest with the woman. “Im sorry! I’m in corporate insurance, I have children, plural. And my wife was cheating on me with David Lindhagen, which I wasn’t supposed to tell you about either. Nice to meet you.” “What were you supposed to tell me?” “I don’t know, I was supposed to say that you are the perfect combination of sexy and cute. Which is actually something that I used to say to my wife, but now it’s become corrupted. And I have 8 layers of clothes on. I’m wearing a shirt, and a tie, and a sweater, and a suede jacket that just seals in all the heat. Seals in all the juices. It’s just all sweat under here, this is all sweat from here down. And this sweater, it’s called slim cut, but it feels like a scuba suit. And I’m looking at your breasts, what is that about?” “You think I’m the perfect combination of sexy and cute?” Just like Lucentio, Cal is completely honest about everything that’s going on. He reveals the facade that he is portraying, and tells her exactly who he really is just like Lucentio. The comedy within this movie surrounds this, and proves to the audience the overall power of honesty when attempting to woo a woman.



'"Gamut" I am, the ground of all accord-

"A re" to plead Hortensio's passion-

"B mi" Bianca, take him for thy lord-

"C fa ut" that loves with all affection-

"D sol re" one clef, two notes have I-

"E la mi" show pity or I die.

Call you this gamut? Tut, I like it not!

Old fashions please me best; I am not so nice

To change true rules for odd inventions.”

(Hortensio, Act 3, Scene 1, Line 76)


During this quote, Hortensio is dressed up as Bianca’s musical teacher and uses the gambit, in which he is attempting to teach her, to reveal who he really is and his love for her. The problem within this situation is, Bianca does not like the gamut due to the fact that she is used to what she already knew and she does not like change. Their is also an added element of the fact that Bianca has another honest suitor that’s willing to do anything necessary to be with her. This is one situation in which honesty did not end as well as it could due to other factors. This also occurred within “Crazy, Stupid, Love” with Jacob.
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In this very early scene in “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, Jacob walks up to a woman named Hannah along with her friend in a nightclub and attempts to woo her. Although he uses complete honesty this is does not work due to the fact that Hannah is not single and does not like his straightforwardness. “That’s weird because I think your friend Hannah is really sexy.” “Oh my god! You did not just say that. How old are you?!..... Don’t you think you’re a little too old to be using cheesy pick up lines?”...... “Wow Hannah, you’re really wearing that dress like you’re doing it a favor!-- That’s a line. Me sitting over there for the past two hours not being able to take my eyes off you is a fact. I mean there’s lots of beautiful women in this bar, your friend included, Hi”, “I love you.” “But I can’t take my eyes off you. That’s a fact it’s not a line.... Ok Hannah, can I buy you a drink?” “It’s time to go home.” In the same way that Hortensio attempted to “get” the women that he was interested in using honesty, Jacob did the same and they both did so to no avail due to different factors. This proves to the audience of these two medias that although honesty does often help when it comes to attempting to woo a person, it is unrealistic to believe that just because you’re honest that person will automatically fall in love with you over any other suitors or people that may want them.



Due to the fact that at the end of both “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “The Taming of the Shrew”, honesty won over the women that the men wanted, it just reflects a society that wants to see a happy ending with couples that started from honest, romantic love. At the end of “Crazy, Stupid, Love” Jacob ends up with the women that he truly wanted, and in “The Taming of the Shrew”, Lucentio ends up with Bianca, but Hortensio ends up alone only because of the fact that only one character could have Bianca. Although Cal didn’t necessarily get his wife back like he wanted at the end of the movie, the way in which the movie ended with the screen panning out to Cal and his wife watching their son, who had just graduated, in admiration allows the audience to foreshadow that they will get back together.
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Q2 Media Fluency

  • Greeting (Good Morning Classmates)

  • Introduction to project (explain what project is about)


Slide Presenting

  • Read Header

  • Explain what it means

  • Purple because it is one of my favorite colors

  • Galaxy background because it shines and stands out (as myself)

  • Read Quote

  • Explain quote and how it relates to me

  • Explain how I interpreted Presentation Zen

  • (Large Font, Visual, Contrast, Empty Space,)

  • Conclusion

  • Closing

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Jaime's Tech Script

What I learn was to not have a image pixelated in the background and to speak correctly when I'm in front of the audience. What I now did different was to get a different image that was not pixelated for my background. The way Ms. Hull set me up for the future was to always check your what you are doing and to always take your changes in everything you do.

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The Thew: Ted vs. The Taming Of The Shrew

A play read in school was called The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare. Key characters in the play are Petruchio, Hortensio, Katherine, and Bianca. A movie that was watched after is called Ted by Seth MacFarlane. Important roles in the movie are Ted, John, and Lori. In both plays the men and women have automatic expectations of what their partner should do for them, but Ted isn't just talking about romantic relationships.

“Say as he says, or we shall never go.”

Act 4, Scene 3, Line 13


The Taming Of The Shrew has two characters that get married, Katherine and Petruchio. Petruchio has wed Katherine against her will in order to get money that her father will give him. Both characters are stubborn and mean to anyone who tries to get close to them or is just in the way. Katherine hears of her sister Bianca's wedding and the newlyweds are supposed to attend the celebration. But Petruchio is still in the process of completing his secret plan at this point; break Katherine into the perfect obedient wife. 


To test her he say's that the moon is shining even though it is clearly the sun. Katherine then tries to argue that it is the sun but quickly stops as he threatens to not go to the wedding. Petruchio's servant Hortensio then whispers the quote above to Katherine so that they can attend the wedding. Petruchio expects Katherine to follow where ever he goes and agree with whatever he says. No matter how crazy or wrong it is.


Husbands aren't always the person demanding attention and respect all the time though. Sometimes it's the best friend or servant or even the wife that has expectations to be met.

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In Ted, John has a magical stuffed bear that has been his best friend sense childhood. They do everything and go everywhere together. John has always depended on Ted to fill him up with the friendship he never had as a child. In this part of the movie, Ted asks John to hang out with him later. John turns him down saying that he has an anniversary dinner with his girlfriend Lori. Hearing this, Ted acts upset and not thrilled one bit with the fact that John and Lori are having their 4 year anniversary. 


Ted expects John to be free whenever he needs something. His thinking is that if John really cares for him he'll come when called. It's not enough for Ted that John lets him live for free in his apartment with Lori and himself. The expectations have increased between them over the years. Just like the expectations Petruchio has for Katherine increases every time he breaks a piece of her spirit. Ted has been easing his expectations onto John sense childhood nurturing it in his head. While Petruchio is force-feeding his expectations onto Katherine daily with no remorse. Wether it's by a friend or a lover, expectations are being made everyday.

“First kiss me, Kate, and we will.”

“What, in the midst of the street?”

“What, art thou ashamed of me?”

“[No] sir, God forbid, but ashamed to kiss.”

“Why, then, let’s go home again. Come, sirrah, lets away.”

“Nay, I will give thee a kiss. Now pray thee, love, stay.”

Act 5, Scene 2, Lines 147-154


After Bianca and Lucentio wed in The Taming Of The Shrew they throw a dinner for everyone to attend and dine together. Katherine walks with Petruchio at her side as people enter the large hall. Wanting to prove his ownership once more, Petruchio stops and tells Katherine to kiss him before entering. He gives her the options to stay at the party and kiss him or refuse and go back home.


Katherine wants to go inside the hall and see her family. To see the father who wed her to this maniac and to see her sister who has gotten her true love. At the same time Katherine doesn't want to kiss Petruchio, especially not in front of a crowd of people. Her family expects her to show up to the party while her husband Petruchio expects her to kiss him or go home. To satisfy both sides she puts her feelings aside and kisses Petruchio quickly to get it over with. 


Katherine found a way to make everyone content for the occasion at hand. Both sides want their high expectations met by Katherine no matter the feelings she has. This happens all the time between families, friends, and lovers in life.

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John is faced with a similar problem as Katherine in this part of Ted, the movie. His girlfriend Lori is ready for marriage and to have a better life with John.  She is tired of John letting Ted dictate his life and get between them. While Ted wants to stay at Johns side forever as best friends. Ted and John have already been friends for more than 20 years. Ted wants the relationship to be everlasting while Lori wishes for John to choose her and let Ted go forever.


To compromise and try to gain peace, John makes a decision. He decides to make Ted get his own apartment and job so that Lori can have the place just for herself and John. Now to make Ted not seem alone and left out John also decides to visit him keeping contact. John loves Lori more than anyone else he's known romantically. At the same time Ted is the best and only close friend that John has had all his life. Both of them are important to John and now they are making him choose against his feelings of having happily living together.


In the times of The Taming Of The Shrew women often had no rights or say in who they married. Women also had no voice in their marriages. All they were supposed to do was follow their husbands commands. Ted brings the same points but in a modern sense. Yes people have more of a say in who they marry. But now there's no guarantees like back in the day. 


Once a woman married, she and her husband were actually bonded until death died them part. Now a days women and men divorce, separate, and then elope at least once after the first marriage. A man and woman had to be married before they could become intimate in the Shrew. While in Ted there are prostitutes, drunken sex at parties, and sex between mates that have not yet tied the knot. 


Society has let dating and courtship become less organized and traditional. Less people are getting blessings from parents before marriage while parents are letting their children have a say in who they bring home for the blessing. Even as time progresses towards the future, society will always have people coming up with expectations for their mates to live up to.

Sources:

Shakespeare, William, and Thomas Goddard Bergin. The Taming of the Shrew;. New Haven: Yale UP, 1954. Print.

Ted. Dir. Seth MacFarlane. Screenplay by Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Perf. Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane. Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012. Online Viewing.


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Alicia Jones- Media Fluency | Tech Class Q2

Introductory for why I have this slide:

Alicia: Is a girl who actually doesn't know “what she likes” nor do I know the answer to  “why” to any question really. However, I do know or at least has an ideal of who she is. For starters, I don’t care how a person truly perceives “What they THINK I am like.” Only because I know what I truly am. As I refer to “What I am” I speak as in the things that I do. These things all make up parts of what I do as a human being, what I do as Alicia. I know of each decision I make and why but each and everyone of them will all have an affect on my life.

The Reason for my slide: My slide is eye-catching, I used big font for my letters, my slide has one point but it can draft off into different points. Lastly, I did use my contrast nicely and rule of thirds in a evenly set way. Black background : You see that my background  is all black and this is because I can be mean at times but when I am happy I can have the prettiest attitude ever. This connects to the bright pink letters of my name and how I used a spatial view between letters to have an emphasis on how my name is much more than just any name : A L I C I A. Although I can be a bit crazy I am truly a cool person. So this is why I have added the quote “This is who I am. Nobody said you had to like it.” - Miley Cyrus. In conclusion I am who I am. No matter what someone might think about me I am going to be myself regardless. Even if I do not know who I am yet, I still have quite a few time to find myself. Maybe then my background would be filled with beautiful pictures and so forth.



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I learned from my old Media Fluency project that I should make a cleaner heart, Make the spacing in my letters look even and put Miley Cyrus' name in a smaller pt. size. Through the positive criticism I received from my class mates I noticed that I should change certain things or the whole thing. So I decided to change the whole thing and still use contrast rules and rule of the thirds. My re-created version is taking all of the changes I was told to make and add more. If I couldve done anything different in the last version I would've probably re-thought about the sketchy heart and making the spaces in my name more even. 
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Nelson Mandela

Aaron Tang

Q2 Reflection #2

12/6/13


Nelson Mandela murió en cinco de Diciembre. El fue en su casa de Johannesburgo y él se hizo enfermo. El tenía noventa y cinco años. Mandela es popular en Sudáfrica y el dijo infección del pulmón. Luego, es peligroso en veinte y tres de Junio. Mandela era el primero presidente de negro. En Sudáfrica, el otro líder es Frederik de Klerk. Había una guerra civil por blancos y negros. Nelson Mandela era el primero presidente negro. Mandela fue es cárcel por veinte y siete años porque sus acciones.

Es triste cuando murió porque muchas personas les gusta. El es múy simpático! En Estados Unidos, President Obama es primero presidente de negro. Obama cambió nuestra historia. Yo pienso en Sudáfrica, gente recorda Mandela de acción. No me gusta President Bush porque el piensa en guerra. La economía ahora es mal. Este año, sabo muchos gente muere. Mandela es viejo y yo pienso es mejor. Mis amigos me dijeron en facebook y yo tuve que preguntar. Tambien, yo miré las noticias. Yo aprendí mucho de él. Nelson Mandela tiene educación y el es un abogado. I quiero gente en Sudáfrica votar.



Varela, Arturo. "Latino News and Opinion." Falleció Nelson Mandela - . N.p., 5 Dec. 2013. Web. 06 Dec. 2013. <http://www.pontealdia.com/estados-unidos/fallecio-nelson-mandela.html>.


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Yasmeen Collins Q2 Fluency

Yasmeen Collins

Blue Stream

12-3-13

Script for Dance


To start off with  I made a professional dancers picture as my background along with her quote about dance. That quote in particular in my opinion is very unique and significant because I can relate to it. The picture is also of that same professional dancer named Martha Graham. My title is “Dance Is Me” I chose that title because I believe it expresses who I am and one my major interests. A part of my picture bled off my page which was an element of design on the website called Presentation Zen. Another element of design that I used was empty space. Just as it said in the example you don’t have to fill everything in and make it look cluttered.


My Design!
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In technology class so far I've learned a lot although like Ms. Hull says she sets us up to fail which at the beginning really bothered me. Some changes I made to my slide were choosing between my title and my quote and I chose to keep the quote.This time I have the words from the quote  following the dancer. Since I have black as my background I changed the quote from being highlighted and put it as a lighter color so it wasn't fading into the background. In the quote I lined up the beginning of the letters so it went along with the dancer in the picture. Something I learned from the class discussion about my project is that I needed to change the picture up a little bit so that it’s not pixilated.


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Logan Smith Slide

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Good Morning classmates:

There are many reasons why I choose this saying. It was because a smile brighten everyones day. Even when your have a terrible one someone smiles at you can make you smile.So I wanted everyone to smile instead of frowning. I created this slide the way I did because of the color contrast, the empty space, to make it visually eye catching and  the font is large. I choose the colors yellow,blue and purple because the purple would make the blue and yellow standout and the yellow because most smiley faces are yellow so I made that the color of the word smile and blue is the word frowning because blue is associated with a sad emotion. I made my pics and font so big so everything could be seen. Also I separated the pics from the font so there would be space left and everything was jumbled or grouped together. So I hope I have brightened your day with a smile.

Thank You for listening

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Logan Smith Mags Slide Reflection Jan. 8 ,2014


I have learned many things in our class even if Ms.Hull set us up to fail. The first thing I learned is sometimes it’s better to keep it simple. For example in my slide I made everything huge to stand out when I didn’t have to. If I had made some things smaller and and elaborated on my quote it would have been better.So that is along with that I made a few more changes. I changed my background from purple to yellow so that yellow could still be incorporated also it was a better color for my picture and writing to stand out from. I also learned more about spacing and noticed that my spacing was all wrong so I changed it so  that everything about my space so that it was space on the ends of my slide and centered everything. I also changed the color of my font because yellow was a not good color for the words, I changed it so that the other colors were in there. I also change how it was white behind my font and changed the color of the blue because it wasn’t close to the color blue in my frowning face. I changed my font to something more simple and classy. Those were my changes to my slide.
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Article Response #2 [Q2]

Lauren Thomas             Q2

Senorita Manuel


Falleció Nelson Mandela


Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela era presidente de Sudáfrica en los años 1994 a 1999. Nelson Mandela fue un político y revolucionario bien conocido. Nelson Mandela se convirtió en 1994 en el primer presidente negro de la historia de Sudáfrica. Nelson Mandela quería liberar a los personas de Sudáfrica sin violencia. Cuando quería nada de violencia, el gobierno estaba matando y hiriendo los manifestantes. Él estaba en la cárcel por veintisiete años.


Le dio mucha esperanza a mucha personas. Ayer, Nelson Mandela murió. Muchas personas tienen la tristeza. Ellos lo recordarán. Nelson Mandela tenía muchos problemas respiratorios. Murió en su casa con su familia cerca. Nelson Mandela fue de 95 años. Su lucha de la igualdad para su personas será recordado para las edades por venir.


Yo decidí escribir sobre este artículo porque cuando un gran hombre y líder de el mundo muere, es una gran pérdida. Muchas personas en todo el mundo están de luto por esta pérdida.


Yo aprendido nueva vocabulario de este artículo. Yo aprendido que Sudáfrica es “South Africa” en Inglés, que segregacionista es “segregationist” en Inglés, y que infección pulmonar es “pulmonary infection” en Inglés.


Espero que el pueblo de Sudáfrica frente con la pérdida de este gran hombre.


WORD COUNT: 203


"Latino News and Opinion." Falleció Nelson Mandela - . N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2013. <http://www.pontealdia.com/estados-unidos/fallecio-nelson-mandela.html>.


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Chiara Nemati Q2Media Fluency

Reflection

I chose to present my Me Magazine this way with one slide because it applied many of the rules that Garr Reynolds addresses. Also this was a way that I was able to express myself in the best way possible. I wanted my presentation to be based upon my passion, I made it this way because I thought that this was something that expressed me very much and influenced me in the many ways. I wanted to add in a quote rather than just a title because I believe that it is a good way to show how much dedication and effort crew can take. I used the Rule of Thirds in a way with my slide, I put the quote in the top left hand corner but I kept the central image in that middle because as Reynolds states vision trumps all other senses. Also I incorporated Reynolds rule that my slide should make one point, so I decided to use rowing as my topic which is my passion. Although I only have one slide I kept to the visual theme and only added information about rowing.  To keep a fine edge I made the picture bleed off of the sides so there was not a random white background. This is why I designed my slide the way I did.

Reflection of Remake

I learned that blowing up your image is not always the best way for people to understand your one point. I shortened my quote so that it was easy for people to read and still understand the point I was trying to get across. I made my background black so that the other colors popped off. I made sure however that all of my colors contrasted. Also I shrunk my picture down so that it was smaller and the quote bigger. I wanted people to focus more on the quote because it gave more information that I wanted to the viewer. My teacher did not give me much information on this project, so I had many questions that I had to answer on my own. I had to find information on my own about ways to make a slide appealing and this helped me understand how to find trustworthy sites, also how to find information on my own. During the discussions I learned that color contrast is very important. I also learned that centering text and words are really important to a presentation. It can make all the difference when looking at it. These are things I learned and why I changed my project to what I did.


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Stephen Buchanico Media fluency

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Hello, I am up here to tell you guys why my slide looks the way it does. The reason it looks like this is because in my opinion, Hockey life is the best life. My life is basically all hockey, everything that i do is based around hockey. This big picture is a picture of my line and I. We basically became a family because I am around them so much. Everything that I do revolves around my hockey schedule. This basically shows that you have to be dedicated to play a sport. These pictures along the top are the logos of my favorite teams in order from left to right. The reason these pictures are on my slide are because they are the reason that i started playing hockey and some of my favorite players and my inspirations are on these teams.
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While listening to the critic toward myself and the rest of my classmates, I learned a lot about design. While researching before my presentation, I read about contrast and that's really it, Therefore I based my slide off of that. After listening to everyone elses, I heard a lot about the rule of thirds, And i heard about dividing your slide up to have the quote on one side and the picture on the other. Instead of using these, I just took the little amount of critic that i got and put it into action. Many of my classmates told me that they did not like the color of my quote. They said that the color, which was a light blue, did not match with anything in the slide. So that's what I did, I changed the color to a blue that matches the color of the Tampa bay logo, the color of the opposite teams jersey, and the Oilers logo. I was set up for failure because I did not know what the script was about. Instead of writing about the design factors, I wrote about what the slide meant to me. This caused me to stress and I researched last second and thought up a script. I did not submit the script that I said in front of the class though.  
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Media Fluency

Copy of Billboard
My religion (Christian) has always been a key factor in my life. Ever since I let the Lord into my life it's gotten better. So when I saw this image I really wanted to make my billboard out of it. I also noticed that the star in the top-left corner of the picture could be used for the rule of thirds and make a decent contrast for the text, making it easier to read and still keeping a visual theme of blue in the image. It also took up a large portion of the pic so I can also make the text bigger. 
I could not find a higher resolution picture but I did make the text larger and change the color of the text. I learned how to make a slide/billboard appealing to look at. I also know how to present something to a better extent. I did the slide differently because I used a whole image. She maid image resolution not a big deal till presenting. I learned to get criticism is very important, as I haven't in the past.
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Q2 Sumario 2

Sieanna Williams                                                                                                  Q2

Srta. Manuel


DiCaprio se retira una temporada




Cuando yo vi primero este título,  yo estaba una poquita  en shock. Yo pienso cosas como, ¿En serio?, ¿Qué te pasa? y ¿POR QUÉ?

El artículo dice que Leonardo DiCaprio dijo, Estoy un poco desgastado. Quiero tomarme un largo, largo descanso.” Como triste como yo estaba leer esto, yo no pude ayudar sentir feliz para él. Yo entiendo que Leonardo filmaba películas espalda con espalda y él necesita relajar para una vez.

El artículo dijo también que, “El actor dice que aprovechará este tiempo para trabajar más en sus labores humanitarias. Leonardo DiCaprio es, además,  un reconocido activista en favor del medio ambiente y desde hace tiempo participa en las iniciativas que promueve el Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza (WWF).” Como yo dije en mi sumario pasado, me encanta la corazón generoso de Leonardo DiCaprio y el trabajo él dedicó a su vida para muchos años.

Luego en el artículo, lo habla sobre la vida de amor de Leonardo DiCaprio. Todos los días yo paso tiempo en línea simplemente leyendo artículos y viendo entrevistas sobre Leonardo DiCaprio aprender más sobre él. Yo recuerdo un artículo yo leí sobre las mujeres de Leonardo y él dijo que él quiere casarse una mujer que es como su madre. Primero, él no quiso casar porque él tuvo problemas con confiaza de que él vio en vida real y en películas. Él no quiere ser engañarse en su matrimonio. Pero ahora que él tiene treinta y nueve años, él dice él es listo casar y tiene niños. Como enamorada como yo soy con Leonardo DiCaprio, yo seriamente espero que en su tiempo del resto de filma, él puedo encontrar una mujer ser pasar lo demás de su vida con.

En el tiempo medio, yo voy a ver su película Wolf of Wall Street cuando lo es liberó en teatros y después, yo voy a ocupar mi mismo con sus películas viejos hasta que él es listo hacer más.



PALABRAS: 324

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DiCaprio Se Retira Una Temporada." EL PAÍS. N.p., 18 Enero. 2013. Web. 05 Diciembre. 2013.

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Michaela Peterson Q2

This is my slide. Many design aspects influenced what my slide looked like. One example of this was I decided to follow the rule of thirds. In the rule of thirds, you utilize empty space. I let my image take up the majority of the slide. Then, I balance my text with the picture. This is a little difficult, since the text cannot overpower the image, but your text needs to be big and clear, so it is easy to understand. Another important aspect of making my slide easy to understand was contrast and simplicity. If there is too much going on on a slide, we would not be able to understand anything. That is why I went with a simple color scheme (black, white, and teal). Contrast is also important, since, without contrast, we would not be able see anything. That is why I chose to use white and teal against my black background. That is how I made my slide. Thank you for your time.


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