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Who Is the Shrew?: Irony as deconstruction in The Taming of the Shrew
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of The Shrew is analyzed from a feminist perspective. It is argued that the female characters Katherina and Bianca are mainly constructed through language expressed by male characters as binary oppositions. By an act of deconstruction within the play, these images, or constructed representations, are adjusted and somewhat reversed in the end. In addition, it is shown how the Induction, an introductory part of the play, adds aspects of construction and deconstruction, which supports an ironic reading and a questioning of the constructed gender roles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2011. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare, irony, deconstruction, gender, language use, the Induction
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-6488OAI: diva2:519232
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-04-04 Created: 2012-04-04 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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