Playing roles in kind and playing nice

Playing roles in kind and playing nice

Due September 10 @12:00pm

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Playing roles in kind and playing nice
Just from $5/Page
Order Essay

In 150 – 200 words, please answer the following, proofreading your answer very carefully.

In the reading this week, between Franklin and the role in the play we see acting employed to achieve a desired result.  Franklin wishes to win over a hater; he asks him for a favor: he plays a role to get what he wants.  Petruchio plays the role of a domineering, boorish jerk to tame his absurdly shrewish wife, to the benefit of them both: in the end, she plays the role of a subservient wife to please everyone.

The writer Kurt Vonnegut said: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Consider the times you have pretended to be something/someone to get something you wanted.  Do you think it is necessary to play these roles to get ahead in work, school, and life? Explain your answer.  Conversely, what are the drawbacks of playing these roles? Please explain.

Word Count: 200 – 250 words (however many lines you want), adhering to play formatting guidelines (see example from Taming of the Shrew in the reading this week for how lines in plays look), and proofread very carefully, please create a small one act play involving the following:

• Contains only two characters

• One-character dislikes the second character, and is standing in the way of something the second character wants

• The second character has to win the first character over using an act of kindness by the end of the act, but the second character must, like in Benjamin Franklin’s example (use the Benjamin Franklin Effect), maintain his dignity and not appear as a servant or suck up to the first character to win he/she over

• A plot that’s not just two characters talking: there should be a conflict that is resolved by the end of the act

Source: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Act IV, sc. i, l. 211)

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

First published: 1623

Type of work: Dramatic comedy

Context: Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, has married the shrewish Katharine and brought her home. Determined to tame her, he acts abusively, cuffs his servants, and complains about everything. Katharine protests that things are not as bad as he makes them out to be. But he continues his abuse. In a soliloquy, he explains how his wife must “come, and know her keeper’s call.” He then discusses his plans for the taming of Katharine:

PETRUCHIO: . . . Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall

not.

As with the meat, some undeserved fault

I’ll find about the making of the bed;

And here I’ll fling the pillow, there the bolster,

This way the coverlet, another way the sheets.

Ay, and amid this hurly I intend

That all is done in reverent care of her;

And in conclusion, she shall watch all night,

And if she chance to nod, I’ll rail and brawl,

And with the clamour keep her still awake.

This is a way to kill a wife with kindness.

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more