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Taming Of The Shrew Essay

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Kate: Shrew or MisunderstoodIn Shakespeare's play Taming of the Shrew, Katherine is a girl hated by everyone in Padua. She is well known for being a shrew, and having sharp mouth. Nobody wants to marry her or even be near her. In this play we can see that the character of Katherine Minola is a dynamic character, because she makes big changes throughout the play.At the beginning of the play many of the characters talk a lot about Kate being a shrew. They talk about her rude words, her tantrums, her sharp mouth, but most of all they compare her to her young, sweet, and obedient sister, Bianca. In the play when Hortensio tells Petruchio about Kate, he refers to her as a "shrewish and unpleasant ...view middle of the document...

Kate feels unloved by her father and says "What will you not suffer me?" (2.1.31). She tells him this asking why won't at least he hear her side of the story. Katherine does a lot of things like this. That's why she's the shrew, and everyone hates her.Kate doesn't care about Bianca or her father's commands. She's always mad, she's always having tantrums. In other words she behaves like a baby when she gets mad. If someone gets her mad, or if someone does something to her, she'll want to get revenge. Kate is always arguing with people. She doesn't care who it is. When Kate meets Petruchio for the very first time, they have a little fight, and she says "well ta'en, and like a buzzard" (2.1.7). This means that he is a fool and useless man. In this play all the things that Kate says demonstrates that she won't let any man command her, not even her father. A really good example is when she says "Go, fool, and whom thou keep'st command" (2.1.254).In this she's saying to leave, and to go give orders to other people, because she will not tolerate him giving her orders. Kate seems like she is a shrew but I strongly believe that the reason she behaves like that it's because she feels unloved.On Kate's wedding day with Petruchio, she is not happy, but not because she didn't want to get marry, but because Petruchio wasn't there and she would be humiliated in front of all the people from Padua. This shows that Kate...

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