Taming Of The Shrew Analysis

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William Shakespeare disseminates various ideas of gender normalities of the Renaissance Era through his play, Taming of the Shrew. Throughout the play, Shakespeare provides archetypes of men and women that reveal the stereotypes of this time period. Furthermore, Shakespeare also displays the relationships between men and women that are expected of this time period. This era meant that women were submissive to men, and men were certainly the dominant gender. Shakespeare identifies in his play that if individuals are to waver from these gender expectations, they would be defying social norms and reaping the consequences of their defiant actions. In the play, Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare clearly portrays the time period of when women were far inferior to men. In the play, men covet domination and masculinity and this is depicted by one of the main characters of the play, Petruchio, when he goes on to prove himself worthy of “taming” a wild woman: Think you a little din can daunt mine ears? Have I not in my time heard lions roar? Have I not heard the sea, puffed up with winds, Rage like an angry boar chafed with sweat? Have I not heard great ordnance in the field And heaven 's artillery thunder in the skies? Have I not in a pitchèd battle heard Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets clang? And do you tell me of a woman 's tongue, That gives not half so great a blow to hear As will a chestnut in a farmer 's fire? (I.ii.202-212) Petruchio is attempting to greatly boast
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