Critical Review The movie 10 Things I hate About You, directed by Gil Junger adheres to the play The Taming of The Shrew, written by Shakespeare by its key themes and values. Both are considered to be a romantic comedy genre, dealing with relationships and the value of individualism. However, some of the themes had to be altered through the language and form of the play; so the audience would relate to the film. The movie, 10 Things I Hate About You is set in a 1990's American High School (Padua High School). The movie is about a father terrified of his daughters sexuality and certain that they would be unable to take care of themselves. His eldest, Kat, is loud-mouthed and his youngest, Bianca, is pretty and popular. Bianca has admirers, but she is unable to date because of her father’s rules about dating. Bianca can’t go out unless Kat does, and Kat refuses to. In order to free Bianca from her father’s rule, her admirers set Kat up with the intimidating, dangerous-looking Patrick by paying him to go out with her. Cameron, Bianca’s boyfriend-to-be, teaches himself some rudimentary French in order to be her tutor, and win over her affections, as Lucentio does in the play. The play, The Taming of the Shrew is set in Padua, Italy (created in the 1500’s). It’s a play about a controlling father to two girls. His eldest, Katherine, is despised and rebel; while his younger daughter, Bianca, is adored and admired because of her good looks and modesty. Bianca has a crowd of admirers who are competing for her hand in marriage, which includes the three gentlemen Hortensio, Lucentio, and Gremio. In order to make her available and free from her father’s constraints; Hortensio convinces Petruchio, a rowdy gentlemen from Verona, newly wealthy from the money he inherited from his recently deceased father, to ask Baptista for Katherina’s hand in marriage. To win Bianca over, Hortensio and Lucentio disguise themselves as teachers without the other’s knowledge, and they each convince Baptista to hire them as instructors for his daughters. Dating is an inevitable element of teenage life; often something teenagers feel pressured into doing. The 90’s teenage Americans had an obsession with their relationships back then. Around 1500's marriage was a union of a relationship that society was obsessed in that time. For example, in 10 Things I Hate About You; dating has become a form of relationship that everyone obsesses over, especially in high school. Dating is shown as a result of peer pressure, Bianca constantly states, “I’m the only girl in school that doesn’t date.” She feels pressured by her friends, and boys that are constantly asking her on dates, to “fit in” to teenage culture. In The Taming of the Shrew, it was the father's right to marry his daughters off to the man who
CW1 - Critical Review Essay
Culture is a complex term and has many different meanings. To some, it relates to upper class people; like theatre, opera and galleries, however to others, it means to have travelled and seen the world. The idea of culture changed dramatically from someone tending crops and farming to the idea of the human mind at its best work. There are many different cultural forms which have changed over the past centuries, for example, a few that I am going to discuss in this essay…
Assignment 2 – Critical Review
100098232 – Zachary Borrelli
The Social Llama
Our application, The Social Llama, is a Facebook style social system that uses several components linked together to create a distributed system. We have utilised several cloud technologies to provide a consistent web based system that can be centralised around a single point.
We started our system using the recommended components to store data and run the processing behind the scenes. After attempting this for a while…
Reviewing Literature & CRITICAL THINKING
As you progress through your undergraduate studies, you will be expected to undertake an increasing amount of background reading in order to broaden and deepen your level of knowledge and understanding.
However, simply reading chapters of books and journal articles is not enough. You should avoid the temptation to treat all academic work as ‘the truth’ – some academics’ work is clearly less adequate or credible than others. Whenever you read something…
A Critical Review of Flyvbjerg and Budzier, Why Your IT Project May Be Riskier Than You Think, Harvard Business Review, September 2011 and Upton and Staats, Radically Simple IT, Harvard Business Review, March 2008.
Flyvbjerg and Budzier (2011) present the notion of the IT project ‘black swan’, that is, “high-impact events that are rare and unpredictable but in retrospect seem not so improbable”. The research undertaken in this article goes to expose the amount of ‘black swans’…
Critical Book Review
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
Dr. Mark Lasser’s book “Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction” gives insight to those who suffer from sexual addiction and to the families, friends and other people in their lives. Dr. Mark Lasser has chosen to write this book, to share with others his personal struggle and victory with sexual addiction. Dr. Lasser has written this book from a Christian view, to give other…
Performance Perspective Inventory is a valid predictor of management skills and leadership through personality traits. Melani D. Bridges Capella University The Big Five Personality test is the most accepted and commonly used model of personality trait detection in field of psychology. Statically studied, the big five test was created to analyze responses to personality items. Factor analysis is a procedure use to capture the responses of individuals to hundreds and has been performed with multiple…
Write a critical review of the book "It's not Luck" by EM Goldratt from an operations
strategy perspective. The emphasis of your review should be on principles of good
operations strategy and should NOT just be a summary of the book.
Table of Contents
1. Preface 3
2. Introduction to Business Strategy and its Operations Strategy 3
3. Levels of Strategy 4
4. Executive Summary of It's Not Luck 6
5. Principles of Operations Strategy 7
6. Conclusion 9
7. References 10
The Demographic Transition: a model fit for the 21 century
A critical review of Chris, 2011, Understanding global demographic convergence since 1950, Population and Development Review, vol.37, no.2, pp375-388 and David S. Reher, 2004, The demographic transition revisited as a global process, Population, Space and Place, vol.10, pp19-41.
The demographic transition model (MTD), proposed by American demographer Warren Thompson in 1929 has profoundly contributed to forecasting the future…
Critical Review of Two Academic Papers Relating to Disabilities of tourism and accommodation
This paper aims to critically review two academic papers about disability, tourism and accommodation and explore the issue of the vulnerable groups. There is no doubt that the market of the handicapped traveling has the great potential, and now it still has large developing space. At the time of the flourish in travel industry, it is of great significance to develop the handicapped in journey that can help…
Chapter 1: The Roots of the Black Bourgeoisie
1. According to the perspective of E. Franklin Frazier, the “Black Bourgeoisie played an important role among American Negros for decades. Frazier’s study led him to the significant of “Negro Business” and its impact on the black middle class. Education was a major social factor responsible for emergence of the Black bourgeoisie.
2. By fact, the net total number of the free Negroes in the first generation topped out at 37,245 with an estimated accumulation…