Petruccio's Treatment Of Women

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Even though Petruccio adds humiliation to Katherine's life, it can be easy to understand why she might end up marrying a man like him. After their very first conversation, it is clear to the reader that Petruccio is Katherine's equal in regards to intellect and wit. This makes Petruccio an exciting and challenging change from the men who Katherine normally interacts with. Petruccio's treatment of Katherine is designed to show that She has no other choice than to accept a social role as a wife. By Kate adapting to a social role, even if she doesn't like it, is the better alternative to a life where she is constantly at odds with everyone around her. Therefore, Katherine's compliance is easier to understand than it was at the beginning of the
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