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    Katharina in Taming of the Shrew

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    Character of Katharina in Taming of the Shrew In Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, the character that has caused much debate and discussion has been Katharina, the shrew. The topic has usually been whether she was tamed, liberated, or whether she was just a good enough actress to make everyone think she was tamed.  In this essay, I will present arguments for and against each of these points, as well as discuss one television adaptation of Taming of the Shrew that presents Katharina not as the

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    The Character of Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew Michael W. Shurgot has written that The Taming of the Shrew "may never be as intellectually stimulating as reading, say, The Merchant of Venice or Hamlet or The Winter's Tale" and that the characters that seem one-dimensional on the page can only become interesting on the stage (328).  Shurgot would seem to imply that Shakespeare did not fully develop his characters, and that the play is only entertaining after a director has taken creative

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    Comparing Shakespeare’s Katharina, of The Taming of the Shrew and Beatrice, of Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare’s Katharina, of The Taming of the Shrew and Beatrice, of Much Ado About Nothing, are very similar characters.  Each is plagued with unrequited love, and depressed by their inability to woo the suitor of their choosing.  Neither will accept the passive female role expected by society. Yet, both women seem to accept their role as wife by the conclusion.  Upon further examination, one

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    The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

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    Due Date: 8th April 2005 The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum Long Essay Question 2:     Knowing about the writer of a literary text can shape significantly the way that it is read. Consider the effect of the writer’s context on your understanding of The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum is the product of a political and social genius: it is a comment on Germany and society in general and is, as its author, Heinrich Boll would have it described, “a pamphlet disguised

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    The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll Authors often use characters within their novels to show the consequences of challenging cultural boundaries and, in turn, display their own personal concerns. It is not uncommon for characters to reflect an author’s ideology regarding social groups in their contemporary time periods. It is clear that this is certainly the case with the 1975 novel The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, (also referred to as How Violence Develops and Where it Can Lead)

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    Petruchio tries to tame Katharina who is the most devilish person. He falls in love with her madness and decides he wants to tame her. It turns out in the end Katharina realizes what Petruchio is really trying to do. When Petruchio and Katharina first meet she does not like him at all. She is still wild and likes to scream. Petruchio even tells her that he loves her, but she does not listen. Throughout the first talk Petruchio would try to say things to make Katharina stop and stay longer.

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    Heinrich Böll uses his novel, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, to attack modern journalistic ethics as well as the values of contemporary Germany. The structure of this novel is important to conveying his message. He uses a police report format, differences in chapter lengths, narrator or author intervention, a subtitle, and the extensive use of the 'puddle' metaphor. All these things contribute towards the message in the text. The puddle metaphor is the most significant device used in the structure

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    social structure in Elizabethan society, as with all of the women in the plays. Shakespeare shows the overall role in society of women as one that is only subservient to men. In The Taming of the Shrew there is the brash but ultimately subservient Katharina, in Othello the docile and eternally optimistic Desdemona, and in The Merchant of Venice the powerful but still second class citizen Portia. Shakespeare does not portray these women from our modern perspective of women as independent and

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    The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum Knowing about the writer of a literary text can shape significantly the way that it is read. Consider the effect of the writer’s context on your understanding of The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum. “As a writer of fiction Böll was interpreting history, creating patterns of meaning, ordering his material to enable his reader to make sense of it.” The experiences of Böll and his values that arose from these events have been influential on the content and themes of

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    I have started reading ‘The Vanishing of Katharina Linden’ by Helen Grant. I have read about two-thirds of the book and I am thoroughly enjoying the story so far. It is an enthralling novel with a gripping storyline; a book that’s very hard to put down. Helen Grant has set this novel in a German town called Bad Münstereifel. Bad Münstereifel is a relatively small and normal village – where everyone one another. There is an awareness of family in the village, as Pia states, “I remember my hometown

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