Marriage In Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew

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In a place where equality doesn’t exist, women become objects that men trade around for their own benefit. Women are valued according to the wealth they inherit from their “ previous owners,” their fathers. They are disrespected and treated mercilessly, with their beauty and their personality simply being the auxiliaries that profit their owners. In the play, The Taming of the Shrew, marriages are arranged like trading possessions, where women are married off with no rights and are supposed to remain loyal to their owners. Unfortunately, due to the discrimination against women, they are forced to become men’s property.

In the present day, marriage is built upon love because it is a fusion of two families. In The Taming of the Shrew, written in the Renaissance period, demonstrates the ideas of marriage that the people believed in during the16th century. In the early periods, the Catholic church believes that marriage which is also called matrimony is considered the necessary passage to adulthood. “The man and woman establish a formal relationship to maintain for their entire life and the partnership are dedicated to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of the offsprings.” (Canon law of the Catholic Church) Since love wasn’t even considered as a criterion for marriages, women rarely get to be married
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Petruchio refers this as how to tame an obedient falcon. “To make her come and know her keeper's call/That is, to watch her, as we watch these kites/That bate and beat and will not be obedient./She eat no meat to-day, nor none shall eat;/Last night she slept not, nor to-night she shall not.” (4.1.176-180) The taming of the shrew begins; Katherina’s reputation had fallen and shattered into thousands of pieces of glass. The pain that she endures every minute and second are outrageous. Obey or disobey and to be, or not to be: that is the
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