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    Growth of Katherina in Taming of the Shrew Although Katherina's final speech in The Taming of the Shrew may sound subservient on the surface, it actually reflects her growth and development into a stronger and more complex character. Without losing the forcefulness that she displayed earlier in the play, the delivery of her final speech exhibits the cleverness and deceptiveness that she has learned from Petruchio throughout the "taming" process. At the beginning of the play, Katherina is seen

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    The Taming of the Shrew: Katherina - the Woman Formerly Known as Shrew The Katherina that gives the final speech in The Taming of the Shrew is quite a departure from the Katherina we were introduced to in Act I. This new Kate is modest, quiet and obedient. All of these qualities were not present until Act V. Such a profound personality change prompts the questions how this happened and what purpose do her changes serve? The answer to the first question, how did this happen, is simple to answer:

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    Taming of the Shrew:  Was Katherina the Shrew Tamed? The question of whether or not Katherina was a shrew seems, on our listserve anyway, to be solved.  It seems that yes, Kate was a shrew, but by the end of the play, was no longer.  So, how was this big accomplishment executed?   As Barton pointed out in the introduction to the play Petruchio tamed Kate with two techniques.  The first of the two, he was  "more shrew than she" (IV.i.85-86), throwing tantrums, and plates for

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    Importance of Masks in Taming of the Shrew

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    Padua, one could easily make superficial assumptions about the inhabitants. On the surface, Katherina seems like a vicious tiger that is angry at the entire world. Petruchio first appears like the type of man that anybody would like to have as a friend. At first glance, Bianca seems like a heavenly vision of beauty that any man would be lucky to have for a wife. However, after the courtship of Katherina begins, the true personalities of the characters are revealed. When a person's own family

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    Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

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    at the beginning of the play and by the end has been diminished with the help of Petruchio’s taming techniques. Shakespeare uses the difference in personality between Petruchio and Katherina to create a sense of tension, but also comedy. When Petruchio learns of the wealth he would receive if he were to marry Katherina he is excited by the prospect of a challenge. “Do you tell me of a woman’s tongue, that gives not half so great a blow to hear as will a chestnut in a farmer’s fire?”.(1.2.206-208)

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    looks for a wealthy son-in-law. Before Bianca can marry, Baptitsta wants to find a husband for his older daughter Katherina. But Katherina has no admirers, or better, men get out of her way, because she is rebellious and high-spirited. Petruchio, a nobleman from Verona, is interested in Katherina, to whom it seems as a task to tame her. By reacting fundamentally cruder than Katherina and repaying her doubly for what she says or does, he enforces in a quite short time the marriage with her. To which

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    person being tamed exhibits. As regards to the title of the play The Taming of the Shrew, Katherina Minola, Padua’s shrew, has essentially been tamed and domesticated by her husband, Petruchio. In The Taming of the Shrew, Katherina is portrayed as behaving rambunctious and displeasing, thereby, making it inevitable for a person, in this case of, Petruchio, to tame her. Even though it may seem that Katherina Minola is pretending to be tamed in order to achieve her goals, the refined and modified behavior

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    appeal to a variety of audiences. The Renaissance may have been a time filled with the revolutionary concepts but the people of this time still regarded woman as mere property. This milieu formed the Taming of the Shrew, a play about an outspoken Katherina who gets tamed into a “good wife” by Petruchio. “She [Good Wife] is the eye of wariness, the hand of labour, and the heart of love, a companion of kindness, a Mistress of Passion, an exercise of Patience, and an example of experience. “ (Good and

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    I will be focusing on Katherina, a character from 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Then I will conclude with whether I see Katherina as bad-tempered or whether I see her as being imprisoned by society. Interpretation of 'The Taming of The Shrew depends on whether you see Katherina as bad-tempered and wild, or imprisoned by society In this essay I will be focusing on Katherina, a character from 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Then I will conclude with whether I see Katherina as bad-tempered or whether

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    Shakespeare's Presentation of Katherina in Taming of the Shrew Katherina, at the beginning of the play, is shown as having many problems with her family. The inability of Kate's family to understand or deal with her is only a symptom of a greater underlying problem: the world in which Kate lives. Kate is obviously a highly intelligent, witty and spirited woman; however, the domestic Paduan woman's world leaves her no outlet in which to express her gifts. Padua has no place for Kate, and

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