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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]

My biggest passion is reading books of any kind. I, simply, read in order to live.

Currently reading

موسم الهجرة الى الشمال
Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ
Uncle's Dream
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare, Cynthia Marshall, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Suzanne Collins
The Complete Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Delphi Classics
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
الصوت روح
Huda Aweys
مذكرات زوجة دوستويفسكي
Anna Grigoryevna Dostoyevskaya, خيري الضامن
وعاظ السلاطين
علي الوردي

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare description

Ok. I didn't like the way women were portrayed in this play!
I think the rudeness of Katherine The Shrew is not her fault at all! It's the fault of her father that she turned out a shrew in the first place! He treated her sister Bianca better than he treated her, and then she, poor Katherine, is portrayed as a bad and an envious person! Babtista, her father, is the one to blame.


As for Bianca, I don't think she's a wonderful person at all! And maybe she's responsible too, just like her father, for her sister's bad behavior! Throughout the play she didn't play the role of a true sister, on the contrary, she seemed indifferent to Katherine's suffering and misery. For me, Bianca is the real shrew here, not Katherine! And I think she doesn't have true emotions! She doesn't know true love! She was a commodity waiting for someone good enough to buy it! While her so called 'shrew' sister Katherine refused to be a commodity and scolded her father for inviting (or even begging) men to propose to her!


Finally, I didn't like the idea that women, in order to become gentlewomen, should be fully obedient to their husbands (lords!!). The mere idea that: [when women speak their minds, they're Shrews! And when they are humiliated and subdued completely by their husbands, they're Angels!] is totally disgraceful and disgusting! And that's why I didn't like this play at all.

However, that doesn't mean that I didn't laugh at some scenes :)