The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The play (including its title) is full of animal imagery, especially as it relates to the training and domesticating or hunting of birds and beasts. In the Induction, the Lord refers to Sly as a "s...
Petruchio's wedding getup and Kate's dirty old dress
Petruchio's ridiculous wedding digs are just one kind of disguise we see in the play. Petruchio doesn't normally dress this way – it's all part of his strategy to "tame" Kate by playing the r...
The Taming of the Shrew often aligns its characters with natural (and sometimes supernatural) forces. One of the clearest examples of this is Petruchio's funny little habit of linking himself with...
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