"The Taming of the Shrew"

Gender Roles

"The Taming of the Shrew": Gender Roles

The way I look at gender roles today is completely different compared to Shakespeare’s era in writing “The Taming of the Shrew”.

To start, today more and more women are enrolling into colleges and getting a degree post high school. With an increase in women getting an education, most of them would prefer to work rather than settle down and have a husband and kids. However back in Shakespeare’s time women would be forced or slaved to tend to the housework. Women would often times go with what the men told them to do. Others did choose to rebel however that led to some consequences. To compare men in modern times, they are still the bread maker of a family and expected to behave well towards his wife others may think differently. In the last decade, it has become more common for the dad to stay at home and do the housework so the women can then go and pursue their career. In addition, men are taking a paternity leave once a new child has arrived in addition to the mom taking a leave. Going back to Shakespeare’s era men were the one who worked on the farms or in the factories. Sometimes they would only come home and eat and would do little in acknowledging their loved ones.

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