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    Katherine and Bianca of The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew brings out the comedic side of Shakespeare where irony and puns carry the play throughout.  In my paper, I will concentrate on one the irony of the play, the introduction of the two sisters.  These two sisters begin off with the elder, Katherine, viewed as a shrew, and Bianca as the angelic younger of the two.  However, as the play proceeds, we begin to see the true sides of the two sisters and their roles totally

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    The Relationship Between Katherine and Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare is considered the greatest playwright of all time.  His gift for developing characters is one major aspect that accounts for this lofty acknowledgement.  Shakespeare created various characters from drunks and fools to kings and generals.  The characters are so human and so real that the audience can see aspects of their own personalities represented on stage for better or worse.  Inadvertently

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    Female Ambiguity

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    Female Ambiguity: Kirke from The Odyssey vs. Bianca from The Taming of the Shrew Women are ambiguous characters throughout texts such as The Odyssey and The Taming of the Shrew. In these two stories, there are female characters that are deceitful and beguiling towards men. Kirke and Bianca are two comparable characters that display such behavior. I will explain how both characters display ambiguity by hiding their true nature behind actions that they wouldn’t normally take; therefore these female

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    sister and Bianca as the clever one. Katherina is described by Grumio as the "fiend of hell" (I.i.88) and by Tranio as "curst and shrewd" (I.i.180). In contrast, Lucentio sees in Bianca's silence "mild behavior and sobriety" (I.i.71). Early in the play, Katherina forcefully binds Bianca's hands and beats her and a weeping Bianca resorts to her father to get away from Katherina (II.i.1-25). Bianca does not use force but instead relies on cleverness to get her way. As part of her cleverness, Bianca displays

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    The Shrew. In it, a wealthy landowner, Baptista Minola, attempts to have his two daughters married. One is very shrewish, Katherine, while the other is the beautiful and gentle Bianca. In order to ensure Katherine is married, Baptista disallows Bianca to be espoused until Katherine is wed, forcing the many suitors to Bianca to find a mate for Katherine in order for them to vie for Bianca's love. Most of the play's humor comes from the way in which characters create false realities by disguising

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    Exploring Sexuality in Taming of the Shrew

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    conventional terms, but rather as a "nice" character versus a "waspish" or "mean' character). In the beginning of the play, there is an obvious conflict between Kate and her sister, Bianca.  This conflict stems from the fact that their father favors Bianca, as well as the fact that Bianca has many suitors, while Kate has none.  Kate's father, Baptista, tries to persuade some of Bianca's suitors to pursue Kate instead.  However, they make it clear that none of them could desire

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    Women's Role in Othello

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    In the play "Othello", Shakespeare presents us with another male dominated society where women are inferior. Desdemona, Emilia, and Bianca are rejected by their partners, but love them completely and unselfishly. All three women are in unbalanced relationships, feeling more for their self-centered men who appear unable to reciprocate. Nevertheless, these women display genuine feelings toward each other unlike any of the male-male friendships. Desdemona and Emilia are both married to career military

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    Bianca

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    The concept of race is prevalent in today’s contemporary society. Race becomes an integral part of everyday routine and as such the socially constructed idea is extremely important. Race or the biological features of a person or group (including skin colour, eye shape, hair and other such features) is used generally to identify aspects of an individual’s personality – the notion of which is merely impossible. “Race exists only as a statistical correlation, not as an objective fact. The distinction

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    These young lovers, Bianca and Lucentio, share a love that is not grounded in reality, but in fantasy. These two sub-plot characters are stock characters and Shakespeare creates the irony of the play through the differences between the two couples. It is through his use of stock characters and irony that the differences between the two couples are revealed. Bianca and Lucentio are considered stock characters in this play for many reasons. On the surface of things, Bianca is a sweet, mild-tempered

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    shrewish but just a very strong willed person. At the end of the play some people say she is transformed into a very kind and gentle person, while again others will argue that she is not “tamed” but just putting on an act to “show up” her younger sister Bianca, whom has always been more beautiful and charming. Kate is “like a wasp, like a foal, like foal that kicks from his halter; pert, quick and determined, but full of good heart.” 1. This statement made by one author, shows clearly that he does not see

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