Female Characters In The Taming Of The Shrew And Ah Min Hawaa

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From Resistance to Conformity:
Female Characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Ah Min Hawaa”
Analysis
"The taming of the shrew" is one of William Shakespeare 's earliest comedies, it was written between 1590 and 1594. Also it 's one of his most adapted works and most controversial. The taming of the shrew is about how a man named Petruchio who seeks a wealthy wife transform an aggressive woman Named Katherine into obedience. The play opens with a drunk beggar in front of a tavern in the countryside. The tavern 's hostess quarrel with Sly over his offensive behavior then Sly passes out. A lord passing by decides to make a joke out of Sly and take him to his mansion and dress him up like a nobleman. Sly was convinced that he is a lord then a group of actors perform a play in his room. The play is set in Italy where a rich man named Lucentio arrives in Padua with his servant Tranio for educational purposes. Lucentio involve in a family drama happening nearby. Baptista Minola has two daughters Bianca and Katherine. Bianca has a lot of suitors who quarrel for marrying her but Baptista decides that Bianca cannot get married unless her older sister Katherine get married first. The suitors say that it 's not fair as no one want to marry the aggressive Katherine. On the other hand, Lucentio falls in love with Bianca and makes up a plan to get with her. He dresses up as a teacher to be able to get into her house then dress his servant as Lucentio. A rich man (Petruchio)

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