Katherine In The Taming Of The Shrew

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Prejudice is an ability people cannot avoid abdicating others. William Shakespeare inserted influences from his era into the play, The Taming of the Shrew. Katherine, a feisty and stubborn character, has a younger sister named Bianca acts the foil to Katherine. Infamous as a shrew, Katherine eventually married a young rich master, Petruchio. Although she felt happy that someone actually wanted to marry her; Kate still maintained her guard against Petruchio being cold and threatening words to harm him. Petruchio, in order to change Kate into an obedient woman, came up with the idea to tame her. The Taming of the Shrew brings out the perspectives roles in the Elizabethan era leading to the reader’s support of Kate’s evolution and adaptation to…show more content…
“I’ll have no bigger. This doth fit the time, and gentlewomen wear such caps as these” exploited the grand and gentleness of Kate womanly side (73 and 74). However, she does not completely abandon her thoughts toward believing a woman should not be lower than a man. Kate 's last speech at the end of play may sound like she has been defeated; to admit that a woman should be lower a man, but her line, “Why are our bodies soft and weak and smooth, unapt to toil and trouble in the world, but that our soft conditions and our hearts should well agree with our external parts?” brings out a contradiction to question why must women harbor what their external shell looks like to define who they are (181-184). Within her last speech, Kate mentions this quote to illustrate the manifest…show more content…
Kate’s first complaints to Petruchio was when they first met each other. Petruchio started to irritate Kate by fighting verbally with her about sexually references. Decisively ending the verbal fight between them Kate’s attraction to Petruchio was a parade through her amazement “Where did you study all this goodly speech?” to Petruchio (277). To reply to Kate he simply says that it was his mother who taught him how to speak. But with the hidden meaning, Petruchio introduced the thoughts that the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law could get along with their same way of talking, spitting fire here and there to other people and fighting verbally. Kate’s showing of interest in Petruchio is as if a girl would react to if any man flatters her or has the charisma to charm her. Taking into consideration that she felted inferior to Bianca because of the lack of suitors she had. She was willing to serve Petruchio after she had gone through Petruchio so-called taming of starvation and sleep depriving. “In token of which duty, if he please, my hand is ready, may it do him ease” reasoned that Kate is willing is lay down her personality, and handle of the role of being a wife for him because she worries and has developed an attachment to Petruchio (195). Petruchio may have the ambition to tame Kate, yet while spitting his will to starve her, his action is geared softer
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