| Quote #7
Be patient, gentlemen; I choose her for myself:
Petruchio obviously lies when he says Kate has agreed to marry him. His alliterative insistence that it was bargained "twixt [them] twain" underscores the fact that the marriage was bargained between Petruchio and Baptista, not between Kate and Petruchio.
| Quote #8
We know that marriages are treated like business transactions between father and son-in-law. In the play, matrimony is also a thing to be negotiated among competing suitors rather than between a man and woman exclusively.
| Quote #9
He'll woo a thousand, 'point the day of marriage,
We've seen how a wife's reputation can influence and determine her husband's reputation and credit, but here, it's clear that Katherine fears marriage is yet another institute that will cause her public embarrassment and pain.