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In The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare explains how the character Petruchio marries Kate, the shrew, and in doing so, attempts to tame her through various means. Petruchio accomplishes taming Katherine through his determination and confidence. He masters these tames by forcing her to consent to insanely false statements. Petruchio's success of taming Katherine is completed by his behavioral actions, lack of understanding, and self-centered mind.
Petruchio's desire for Katherine to obey him leads to his behavioral actions by not allowing her to eat or drink. Petruchio compares Katherine to a falcon through his thoughts of owning her which makes his training seem necessary. As Petruchio correlates Katherine to a falcon he states, "My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, And till she
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This way, not allowing her to eat or sleep will make her give in to his curing of her personality. “I’ll find about the making of the bed, And here I’ll fling the pillow, there the bolster, This way the coverlet, another way the sheets. Ay, and amid this hurly I intend That all is done in reverend care of her...This is a way to kill a wife with kindness, And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humor.” (4.1. 200-209). Petruchio tries to keep her from sleeping to get rid of her nasty personality and it is all out of love for her.
The Taming of the Shrew is set in a time where women are severally inferior to men and Katherine has in her mind that Petruchio controls him and therefore cannot lash out at him to what he is doing to her. She has to listen to him and obey him no matter what he says and that this is all out of love. Petruchio’s taming will make her love him. “The more my wrong, the more his spite appears...he does it under name of perfect love As who should say, if I should sleep or eat ’Twere deadly sickness or else present death.” (4.3.
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