10 Things I Hate About You

  • Category: English
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  • Grade: 74
10 Things I Hate About You
        Ah yes, the use of "olden day" words and the poetic flow of William Shakespeare. His work is long lasting memorized and used. He has even had movies made out of his work. For the most part the producers fancily use his words throughout the movie. For example: "The Taming of the Shrew", "Hamlet", and both versions of "Romeo and Juliet". A remake of the classic Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew" is "10 Things I Hate About You", which is non the less different from all else.
        Kat and Bianca Stratford are two teenage sisters who live with their overprotective father. Kat is an ill-tempered senior who is determined to alienate any guy who might be remotely interested in her. On the other hand, Bianca is one of the most admired sophomores at Pudua High School, especially by the guys. The only catch is that she cannot date till Kat starts dating. A transfer student, Cameron, gets a glimpse of Bianca and falls head over heels for her. During Cameron's attempts at pursuing Bianca, he learns about her father's rules. Cameron devices a brilliant plan: to get Patrick, a sullen loner, to date Kat a few times in order to clear the way for Bianca to begin dating. Only complications arise, but are fixed by getting a rich idiot, Joey, to finance Patrick's pursuing of Kat. What Cameron fails to take into consideration is that perhaps Kat will not want to date Patrick.
        Even though it is a remake of "The Taming of the Shrew" it has its differences. One of the main differences is that "10 Things I Hate About You" has been dramatically modernized to grasp the interest of teens. It takes place in one of your everyday high schools and uses modern English. If there were any quotes they were well blended so that only people who knew Shakespeare's work well would ever really notice.
        As a romantic comedy this is a fabulous movie. For example Mr. Stratford says, "I'm down, I've got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy, I don't care how dope his ride is. My mama didn't raise no fool!" The only thing that would downgrade this movie is the use of crude sex related humor and dialogue and alcohol and drug related scenes. As far as the crude sex humor though, Shakespeare himself wrote tons of crude humor into his plays. Most high schoolers talk about sex, drugs, and alcohol everyday, so in order to portray a realistic high school, the crude and disgusting comments were not unnecessary.
The producers did a fantastic job of putting the essence of Shakespeare into a modern setting. They were able to start all over in a different time and still keep the same plot as Shakespeare's. There could not have been an improved modernized version of "The Taming of the Shrew" than "10 Things I Hate About You".
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