Taming Of The Shrew Essay

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Essay- The Taming of the ShrewIn William Shakespeare's play, The Taming of the Shrew, the shrew played byKatherine, had a terrible outlook on life and just about everything else. Her negativitycaused 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 Biancacould get married. She truly was a shrew who needed to be tamed. Then Petruchio cameto Padua. Petruchio couldtame Katherine for the right amount of money.Before Petruchio's arrival, Katherine, the terriable, untamed shrew, causedproblems with everyone. All that knew her hated her. She felt very jealous of her beautifulsister Bianca, because of her suitors and her beauty. Katherine tries to start fights withBianca all of the time. She even hit Bianca. No one wanted to marry Katherine untilPetruchio arrives in Padua to find a wife. "I come to wives it wealthy in Padua; If wealthy,then happily in Padua" (ShakespeareIii76-77). He and one of Bianca's suitors, Lucientohad a conversation. As a joke, Luciento mentioned to Petruchio marry Katherine.Petruchio though of the profit and thought it could be great. "Petruchio can have noillusions about the fabled shrew, Katherine, for others are quick to tell him quite franklywhat to expect"(Vaughn27). Petruchio and Katherine's father meet and decide thatPetruchio will get twenty-thousand crowns if he weds Katherine. Petruchio and Katherinemeet and they do not start off on the best of terms. But Petruchio decides they should getmarried anyway and he sets a date. Petruchio then leaves to get ready for the wedding .The wedding day arrives and Petruchio arrives at the wedding in ridiculous clothing anddrunk. During the ceremony he hits the priest. During their own reception Petruchiodemands that they shall leave, now the taming begins.Now the taming begins.Once they leave the wedding and are en route toPetruchio's home in Verona, Kate has to ride a burrow through the rain while Petruchiorides a horse. During their trip back many bad things happen to Kate. When they arrive atPetruchio's home Katherine could not fufill her needs of sleep and food with Petruchio'sexcuses of the food not being good enough and the bed not...

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