The Taming Of The Shrew Analysis

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The meaning of a shrew is a bad and aggressive woman who’s not very ladylike. So the meaning of this play is to tame or gain control of a woman which shows the way women were viewed in this time period. The Taming ofthe Shrew was written by William Shakespeare was written in 1590-1592, and in this time period women were viewed as men’s lower part, and almost as property to men. In Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, men give women a stereotype of how all wives should be Shakespeare uses character development to show the gender gap between men and women. In Taming ofthe Shrew the play starts off by introducing two sisters Bianca, and Katherine. Bianca has two men who want to be her husband, but she cannot marry before her sister who is known as “the shrew”. Katherine is rude to men and women and threatens people. Unlike Bianca who is very quiet, and does as she told by her father, Katherine is very independent , and is outspoken, and does as she wants. Bianca is liked by more men because she is more submissive to what the…show more content…
At Petruchio and Katherine 's wedding, Petruchio shows up in clothes not suitable for a wedding. When confronted about why he looks so bad he tells them that it does not matter what he wears because she will see him like this more often. ( Taming ofthe Shrew 3.2.202-208). Petruchio says that he must leave the wedding and that Katherine is going to come with him because she belongs to him Petruchio says “But for my bonny Kate, she must with me. Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret; I will be master of what is mine own. She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, my household stuff, my field, my barn, my horse, my ox, my ass, my anything.” (3.2.200-205). Petruchio as he and Katherine leaves tells everyone that she belongs to him, and he sees her no more than a piece of furniture in his household, Again it is shown more that women have no rights and mean nothing to men, and shows how little they really mean to the
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