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By William Shakespeare

Love and marriage are the troubles of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is triggered by way of his idealized love of an it sounds as if perfect girl. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine, although, is freed from idealism. Petruchio takes funds from Bianca’s suitors to woo her, on the grounds that Katherine needs to marry sooner than her sister by way of her father’s decree; he additionally arranges the dowry together with her father. Petruchio is then able to marry Katherine, even opposed to her will.

Katherine, the shrew of the play’s identify, definitely acts a lot replaced. yet have she and Petruchio realized to like one another? Or is the wedding in accordance with terror and deception?

The authoritative version of The Taming of the Shrew from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and conventional Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

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