Petruchio's Motivation In The Taming Of The Shrew

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Sometimes in many books and stories, characters use their motivation to fulfill a goal they have set. These said characters can be driven by love, money, greed, or revenge. Greed and money can take a toll over someone's life very greatly and affect their mindset. In The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, one of the main protagonists, Petruchio, is driven by his greed to find a wife and money that comes along with her. Petruchio's intentions for his marriage are very great and demanding. For example, after explaining his father has died, Petruchio makes a comment that he came to Padua to "wive and thrive, as best I may" (1.2.57). He is very driven to seek a spouse with a great deal of money. As a matter of fact, instead of coming to Padua to study like Lucentio, he plans to "..wive it wealthily in Padua..." implying he wants a spouse with money (1.2.76). His motivation is very prompt towards being very wealthy while living in Padua and to fufill his "destiny." Petruchio does not care if his wife may be very rude or ugly, all he wants is the money.…show more content…
Through his incentive, he is very determined to marry Kate even though she comes with money, marriage, and a malicious attitude.In addition, Petruchio does not care if his wife is a shrew or foul, he just asks "...if thou know one rich enough to be Petruchio's wife" (1.2.68). Not to mention, after Hortensio tells him of Kate, Petruchio only says to "...tell [him] her father's name, and tis enough" (1.2.95). Petruchio understands that Kate has a "...scolding tongue" (1.2.101) even though Hortensio warms him. Due to his incentive to cure Kate of her shrew-ish ways and to get Baptista's money. He seems very inspired by this challenge and is likely to stop at nothing to fulfill his
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