Night Of The Shrew Analysis

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Nonetheless, the fact that Petruchio treats her like an animal shows the most impactful part of the play in the end. When Kate gives her speech on how wives should be obedient to their husbands. In this sense Petruchio has succeed in taming his wife and shaping her to his will. For Kate states: “Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, / Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee, / And for they maintenance commits his body / To painful labor both by sea and land, / To watch the night in storms, they day in cold” (Shakespeare 147, lines 150-154). This demonstrates the type of mentality that ran through marriages during the 16th and 17th century. A patriarchy in which the male dictated all aspects of life for both himself and his…show more content…
However, this leaves the man exposed to danger with the external world because his ‘love object,’ as Freud calls it, can either reject him or she dies. Inherently, if a woman chooses one man over another, one of the men will suffer discontent sexually because he does not have that genital satisfaction he longs for. Also, if a woman chooses to be with one man but leaves him for another, then that man will suffer dissatisfaction because he has lost his love-object due to unfaithfulness. Worse case of all would be that a man loses his love-object due to death. Consequently, this reassures that a man has to compete for a woman constantly in order to meet his sexual satisfaction. This removes the delusion of love and due to geographic location relationships between individuals are determined by the proximity (localized community) of people around. Thus, in primal culture, and culture today, there was an economic value of trading one thing for another to ensure the best for oneself, in which partners only function as utility for survival. Therefore, for Freud, this competition for a partner to fulfill one’s sexual needs is why, to some degree, individuals are
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