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  • Male Fantasy Of Sorts
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    Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew Paper I believe that Shakespeare had a very little understanding of women. In this play The Taming of the Shrew the women seem very flat. There is Kate; she is the proverbial "witchy" woman. The butt of jokes men think of while sitting around a campfire discussing their troubles with women, or the woman everyman wants to go out with and "conquer" to prove how really "macho" he is. Then there is Bianca; she portrays every mans fantasy of the prefect woman. Her yo...
  • Relationship Between Kate And Petruchio
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    Kiss Me Woman The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare Love, life, and laughter - the three L's of a successful relationship, but only one person is laughing. So, which sex is the victim Men may use some clever ways to hide themselves to manipulate women and vice versa; nonetheless, Shakespeare implies the latter one: feminine obedience is a clever disguise women adopt to get what they want from men or victims. In his play, The Taming of The Shrew, Katherine is a shrewd shrew, who disguise...
  • First Scene Between Petruchio And Kate
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    In the late twentieth century, it is not unusual for audience members to come away from productions of The Taming of the Shrew with the impression that they have just witnessed the story of a dynamic woman turned into a Stepford wife. 1 There are also Shakespearean critics who hold such views. G.I. Duthie, for instance, describes Katherina as a 'spirited woman who is cowed into abject submission by the violence of an egregious bully' (147). John Fletcher's 1611 play The Woman's Prize, or the Tam...
  • Petruchio And Katherine
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    The Taming of the Shrew: Katherine In William Shakespeare's play, The Taming of the Shrew, the shrew played by Katherine, had a terrible outlook on life and just about everything else. Her negativity caused by her younger, more beautiful sister Bianca. Bianca wanted to get married. She had all of the men's hearts, Katherine had none. If Katherine got married then Bianca could get married. She truly was a shrew who needed to be tamed. Then Petruchio came to Padua. Petruchio could tame Katherine f...
  • Petruchio's Final Test Of Obedience
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    ... e more than all these wants, He does it under the name of perfect love... ' (IV, ). Later in this scene, when the Haberdasher presents the hat and gown commissioned for Kate, Petruchio openly criticizes its design. Katherine, delighted by its structure and fashion, angrily opposes her husband. Of course, this reminder of her shrewish nature causes Petruchio to punish her further by revoking the Haberdasher's products altogether. Unfortunately for Kate, it seems she cannot resolve her problem...
  • Petruchio And Kate
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    The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare depicts the common roles of men and women in the early seventeenth century. Shakespeare writes of Petruchio and Kate, a male and female who sharply oppose each other. Petruicho must 'tame' his wife Kate without breaking her true inner spirit. Shakespeare touches on Kate's changing character and allows her to undergo three phases: Kate's character in the beginning, the methods Petruicho uses to tame Kate and the final ...
  • Sixteenth Century The Taming Of The Shrew
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    For the sixteenth century 'The Taming of the Shrew'; was extremely controversial. It portrays an independent young woman who falls in love with the only man she does not scare. For women to voice such strong opinions was considered extremely crude. Today we recognize it as wrong to stop anyone - regardless of their religion, race or gender - from speaking their piece. 'The Taming of the Shrew'; should be taught in schools to show how society has changed it's opinion about women in the last four ...
  • Storm Of A Woman Kate
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    The Taming of the Shrew Keeping within the imaginative boundaries of human life, without becoming overly outlandish, the comedy demonstrated in the play was often sardonic, lighthearted, and always entertaining. The comedy revolves around a group of men and the conflict that ensues between them in the battle to win the heart of a wealthy man's beautiful and gentle daughter, Bianca. These men disguise themselves, assume false occupations, and even hire others to deceive and charm young Bianca. Th...
  • Petruchio And Katherine Dress
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    Shakespeare the feminist Taming of the shrew by Ved at Gash i The taming of the shrew by william shakespeare is a play which is ahead of its time in its views toward gender roles within society. Katherine is a woman who is intelligent, and is not afraid to assert her views on any given situation. She is paired with another obstinate character in Pertuchio. The Marrige formed between the two is a match made in heaveanfor two reasons. First Because Katherine is strong enough to assert her views, a...
  • Court Kate
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    The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by William Shakespeare. In The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio was the only suitor willing to court Kate, the more undesirable of Baptista's two daughters. Kate was never described as unattractive, but was known for her shrewish behavior around all of Padua. Bianca, on the other hand was very sweet and charming and beautiful; for these reasons many suitors wooed her. Kate was presented to be much more intelligent and witty than Bianc...
  • Petruchio's And Katherine's Marriage
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    The Taming of he Shrew In The Taming of the Shrew is not so much the result of love but rather society that people are expected to take part in. As a result of the removal of romance from marriage, suitors are judged, not by their love for a woman, but by how wealthy they are and how much money they have. All suitors compare the dowry each can bring to the marriage and the one with the most to offer 'wins' the woman's hand in marriage. This competition for marriage is basically a game. In the ga...
  • 2 Pg 217 Why Petruchio
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    Such wind as scatters young wind through the world. To seek their fortune farther than at home Happily to wive and thrive, as best I may. 51-57 Act 1, sc. 2 pg. 53 Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench. I love her ten times more than e er I did. O, how I long to have some chat with her. 168-170 Act 2, sc. 1 pg. 85 Why, that is nothing. For I tell you, father I am as peremptory as she proud-minded; And where two raging fires meet together, They do consume the thing that feeds their fury For I am...
  • Kate's Submission To Petruchio
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    The Taming of the Shrew is one of the earliest comedies written by sixteenth and seventeenth century English bard, William Shakespeare. Some scholars believe it may have been his first work written for the stage as well as his first comedy (Shakespearean 310). The earliest record of it being performed on stage is in 1593 or 1594. It is thought by many to be one of Shakespeare's most immature plays (Cyclopedia 1106). In The Taming of the Shrew, Petruchio was the only suitor willing to court Kate,...

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