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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

  

by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew Art and Culture Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to the Norton edition.

Quote #10

KATHARINA
Husband, let's follow, to see the end of
this ado.
PETRUCHIO
First kiss me, Kate, and we will. (5.1.145-147)

For once, Kate's public problems with Petruchio are no longer the main attraction in Padua. Here, Kate suggests that she and Petruchio follow Bianca and Lucentio in to the wedding banquet, to see how the new couple's "drama" will work out. Just as quickly, though, Petruchio demands that they draw attention to themselves again by making out in public. This reminds us that, although the attention has just been on Bianca and Lucentio, it is Kate and Petruchio who are the center of the story. It's also a reminder to Kate that her public obedience will always be tested by her husband and scrutinized by the public.

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