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Topic subjectRE: 4. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
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180, RE: 4. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Posted by blzrgurl71, Thu Jan-21-10 04:21 PM
This is actually one of my favorite plays by shakespeare. Kate is a very angry girl because her family doesn't appreciate her. Her sister Bianca is her father's favorite and everyone knows it. Bianca is believed to be a sweet-tempered girl but Kate knows better. She knows that Bianca just plays sweet to get everyone's admiration. As we see at the very end Bianca is quite ill-tempered and bad-mannered, she has just hidden it until she could "catch" her man. Kate knows this and it makes her cranky, also she feels like her family should love her for who she is. In the end we see that Kate is really just looking for someone to love her best, no matter how cranky she is, and when someone does love her best... she rewards him with docility and loyalty. The only real gifts she can give him.