Archetypes in Taming of the Shrew

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Taming of the Shrew is a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare in the 1500’s. It takes place in the city of Padua, presumably during the Italian Renaissance. The major conflict of the play is ‘taming’ a hot-headed woman named Katherine and to overcome the rule her father holds on his two daughters where the eldest marries first. The script brings up a lot of attention in the feminist theory. But, Shakespeare’s play reflects on the archetypes of characters, situations, and symbols. These connections are made in the play to make the audience familiar with the text and provide a deeper understanding. The first form of archetypal theory that will be expressed on is the character archetypes found throughout the story. Petruchio is a …show more content…

In summary, Taming of the Shrew plotted out to be very relevant to the situations in the archetypal theory. Moreover from the characters and situations of the tale, symbols of archetypal theory and even taming of the curst appeared. En route to Baptista’s house, Kate and Petruchio start arguing over what light is shining on them. Petruchio says it is the moonlight shining on them, but Kate instantly disagrees

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