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    taming of the shrew

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    the marriage between Petruchio and Katherina. The only reason Petruchio wants to be with her is because of her money. As a result this shows how men show no romance towards women. The Taming of the Shrew is a play set in Padua, Italy. It begins with four men desiring to marry Bianca, Baptista’s youngest daughter. However, Baptista tells them that no one will marry Bianca unless he finds a husband for Katherina, his oldest daughter. No one wanted to marry Katherina because of her harsh personality,

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    Of The Shrew by Shakespeare Katherina in my opinion is smart and quick witted. I do not feel sorry for her because she brought her situation on herself by letting Bianca and her father harass her. Katherina is shown to be a shrew at the start of the play. As we delve into the play we find that Katherina is not really a shrew but a caring and loving person. She acts shrewish because she feels inferior to her younger sister who has three suitors. Katherina acts like a shrew most of the time

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    over time as the views on women’s rights evolve. Katherina, in The Taming of the Shrew is constantly referred to as a possession, either her fathers or Petruchio’s. Bianca is not allowed to marry until after Katherina, conveying how little freedom and few rights women had. Baptista wants to ‘sell’ Katherina first because it would be easier to get rid of her as Bianca has many suitors, portraying them as goods to be sold. Petruchio refers to Katherina as ”my goods, my chattels”, after they are married

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    love is a frequently suggested theme in both texts: - 'Taming of the Shrew' and '10 Things I Hate About You'. In 'The Taming of the Shrew' Petruchio is motivated by dowry money that he would receive if he married the shrewd and foul-tongued Katherina. Petruchio:'I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; if wealthily then happily in Padua.' Petruchio explains that the only way to a happy lifestyle is to marry a wealthy wife in Padua. His theory is that money will make him happy, although

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    Battle of the Sexes

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    about Katherina. It gives the effect of showing the changes that take place in the play such as the taming of Katherina. Petruchio's method to tame Katherina is unorthodox, as he promotes to killing her with kindness said in “She ate no meat today, nor none shall eat; / Last night she slept not, nor tonight she shall not. /…This is a way to kill a wife with kindness, / And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humor.” (Act IV; Scene 1; lines 168-169 and 179-180). The way he 'tames' Katherina gives

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    The Taming of the Shrew

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    and successful marriage is money. This comedy written by Shakespeare uses disguises and that also is a key part to the play. Although it is intended to be a comedy, there is sometimes a black cloud hanging over it. For instance the way in which Katherina is treated doesn’t always seem to be funny; instead it is quite cruel and degrading. “She eat no meat today, nor none shall eat; last night she slept not, nor tonight she shall not.” (Page 62, act 4 scene 1 line 182-183) Men saw marriage as a

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    bid me stay by her a week” (II.i.177-178). Prior to even meeting Katherina, Petruchio has already established forms of manipulation and undermining towards his possible bride-to-be, which deprive her words of any agency. As the two finally meet, Petruchio begins his conquest of Katherina and puts his plan into action, as can be shown when the two characters interchange the following words: PETRUCHIO. Why, what’s a movable? KATHERINA. A join’d stool. PETRUCHIO. Thou hast hit it; come sit on me. (II

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    paintings of Katherina and Bianca from the late nineteenth century, the creators of these adaptations have chosen to focus on the role of the two main female characters in the play. The ideas surrounding these women have changed through the years, from Katherina and Bianca simply being young women who deviated from the norm of Shakespeare’s time to women who embody feminist ideals and stereotypes of the more modern world. From the beginning of the play, the differences between Katherina and Bianca

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    William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew In the beginning of “The Taming of the Shrew”, some say Shakespeare portrays Katherina as a very shrewish figure. Others may argue that she is not 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

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    Act 1 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew Act 1 contains two parts, including the induction. None of Shakespeare's other plays begins with this, in which a full five-act play is performed within another play. The induction is a separate story, but shows relevance in introducing the main themes that Shakespeare uses in the rest of the play. The style of the structure is to give the reader an insight to the rest of the story, by creating a

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