Katherine The Shrew

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In Act I Katherine is described by other characters to be very “shrewd” and “sharp-tongued.” She expresses no interest to marry and insults those who are offered to marry her. At one point Katherine says, “I pray you, sir, is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these mates?”(1.1.57-58) In this quote she is implying that her father’s intent to marry her off is an insult. The attitude she has towards being married is a problem because it deters many suitable males from wanting to marry her, but her sister Bianca is desired by many. Considering how different Katherine and Bianca are despite the fact that they are sisters, it brings forth the question of, why? From a psychoanalytical approach this hostility could stem from not developing
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