Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of The Shrew,was written between the years 15.
Four centuries later writers Karen Mc Cullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith put together a movie adaptation of the play called 10 Things I Hate About You.
Albeit a father who eventually relinquishes his authority once both his daughters have a steady boyfriend.
Kat goes to the prom despite her very vocal dislike of it, because Patrick wanted to take her.
She rescues Patrick from detention by flashing his supervisor so he would get the chance to escape.
While he might not be as mentally unhinged as Petruchio seems to be, he and Kat share the same status of the outcast, which eventually brings them together.
Kat Stratford, the “shrew”, is an unabashed feminist, who seems to be unshakeable in her values, and yet often contradicts herself over the course of the movie.
His eldest, Kat, is loud-mouthed, independent, and angry at the state of the world.
His youngest, Bianca, is pretty, popular, and somewhat shallow.
Kat Stratford, Katherina Minola’s counterpart, is never taken seriously and often mocked, while Patrick Verona, Petruchio’s successor, is looked up to as a model of masculinity and correct manhood, admired for his ability to tame the shrew, or at least make her fall in love with him.
Just like in Shakespeare’s time, fathers are still trying to control their daughter’s sexuality, where in The Taming of the Shrew, Baptista would not let Bianca get married unless Katherina does, in 10 Things I Hate About You, Walter, the character based on Baptista, does not let Bianca date unless Kat does.
She is vocal about her dislike of the patriarchal society she lives in, and yet she is a character in a movie where the men are the ones that eventually get their way.