10 Things I Hate About You Themes (Stereotypes (Social Standing, Opening…
10 Things I Hate About You
Forced love e.g. Father preventing it, or Joey buying his love
Scene where Joey uses his money to try and win Bianca's heart
"Cameron's love is pure"
Acceptance of life / relationships / new people
Lying / The truth
Individualism and Reputation
"You don't have to be what they want you to be" - Kat
People "just want me to be someone I'm not"
Popularity and Fitting In
"What everyone else is doing isn't always right"
Opening scene when Cameron is being introduced to the groups of the high school
Vapid male model / bad boy criminal / nerdy friend / feminazi / overbearing father / sarcastic teacher / beautiful and popular people / the opening scene of cliques / teenage party
Stereotypes actually get broken down during the film
Authority and Rebellion
Sneaking Patrick out of detention
Staircase scene when Bianca questions why Kat can't be 'normal'
Compare the design of the sister's rooms - contrast
Coming of Age (growing up)