Theme Of Taming Of The Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew: Moment Analysis
Particular moments in William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew have a special significance in regard to the overall meaning of the play. One such moment is when Petruchio and Katherine talk about “how bright and goodly shines the moon,” (Shakespeare 13). At this moment, the insistent Petruchio pressures Katherine to refer to the sun as the moon. After a brief tussle of wits, Petruchio acquiesces and agrees to adopt the line of thought forced on to her by Petruchio. This moment is captured in the YouTube video in which couple converses during a brief rest as they journey towards Padua to visit Petruchio’s father Baptista. One of the outstanding aspects of the video is that it projects
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She poses a threat to the masculine nature of the society because she presents herself as an equal or even as superior to the men in the society. Therefore, it becomes necessary that she settles in a marriage with a man of Petruchio’s demeanor who can condition her transformation. From this perspective, marriage in the Victorian context is brought out as an institution that guarantees the taming of errant women. At the end of the play, Katherine has been completely transformed and is even more loyal to her husband than her previously coy sister.
There is a sense in which the captured moment reveals the transformation that Katherine undergoes while in the green world. Notably, the dialogue takes place at some desolate spot that the video projects as a kind of a wasteland. Katherine has been away for some time and the transformation she has undergone is obvious to both the audience and the other characters. Soon after her marriage she moves to her matrimonial home where Petruchio deprives her of both food and sleep for several days (Shakespeare 17). The ordeal and other psychological afflictions that she incurs in the ‘green world’ force her to perceive of life from a new angle that underpins her transformation. Her rudeness has dissipated and she considers herself as a mentor to other women at the point when she gives a lengthy speech on the merits of wives’ obedience to their husbands. Evidently,
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