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  • Play Moves To Petruchio's House
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    Comedy Conventions Shakespearean plays are often seen as sad or depressing. In "The Taming of the Shrew", Shakespeare takes a somewhat sad topic of a man marrying off his daughters and makes it quite humorous. "The Taming of the Shrew" is about a man named Baptista, who has two daughters, one who is very loud and vicious named Katerina, and another sweet, sincere daughter named Bianca. Baptista makes a rule in his house that Bianca may not get married until Kate does, therefore a man sets up Pet...
  • Conventional Love Between Bianca And Her Suitors
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    Concepts of love in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"1. Introduction In Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew", the audience becomes aware of a variety of different love concepts. Such as romantic and rational love, mature and immature love, intimate and reserved love, paternal love and the love of a daughter. These concepts are represented by the different characters and are contrasted with each other. I will sum up the play and furthermore elaborate on the contrast between the co...
  • Kirke And Bianca
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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 femal...
  • Lucentio And Bianca's Relationship
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    As a romantic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew focuses mainly on the romantic relationships between men and women as they develop from initial interest into marriage. In this respect, the play is a typical romantic comedy. However, unlike other Shakespearean comedies, The Taming of the Shrew does not conclude its examination of love and marriage with the wedding. Instead it offers a significant glimpse into the future lives of married couples, one that serves to round out its exploration of the s...
  • Petruchio And Kate
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    William Shakespeare's play "The taming of the shrew" is a lighthearted, slapstick comedy written in the 1590's. This particular era is classified as the Elizabethan era. This famous play has been chiefly based on courtship and the concerns of married life. Both of these characteristics were profoundly relevant to society at this time, in fact this was a society concerned with marriage in general. People living in this era often married for power, land or money rather then for love. Marital dispu...
  • Lucentio And Bianca
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    ? The Taming of the Shrew? The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. It stands out particularly well in regards to Shakespeare's use of female characters. The play centers on Katherine, however it consists of many extraordinary characters that have different personalities and feelings towards the way they see things. One character that stands out from the rest is Bianca. When Bianca is mentioned throughout the story of? The Taming of the Shrew? , we think of her as a lov...

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