Character Analysis Of William Shakespeare's Taming Of The Shrew?

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William Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew is a very confusing book to read, especially since there are so many ways to read and interpret it. The book is perceived as a comedy but a very simple change in tone to some of the characters lines could make the play a drama or a tragedy. In “The Taming of the Shrew” a lot of things are assumed about the book that aren't for sure, such as, how the characters act, how they talk, their mannerisms, and how Kate is the shrew. We don't really know the answers to all the questions for sure. So who really is the shrew? Is it really Kate or is it someone else? Throughout the story, everyone just assumes that Kate is the shrew that needs to be tamed, but no one ever thinks about how Petruchio acts. He is just as mean and rude, if not more so, than Kate is. He uses his conniving wit to insult her. He also treats her as his property; not as a wife. He even says, “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. And here she stands, touch her whoever dare.” (3.2.235-239). He is basically calling her his livestock, and she didn't even want to marry him. It's almost like he is punishing her for just being herself. I do understand that Kate doesn't really help the situation. She fires back insults and hateful words just as he does, though most of these times Petrucio starts these arguments with his arrogance. The only reason that Kate

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