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The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

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1. Which character is late for Katherine and Petruchio’s wedding?

2. Who becomes Bianca’s music teacher?

3. Which character is Petruchio’s servant?

4. How does Lucentio declare his love for Bianca?

5. Where is most of the play set?

6. Whom does Baptista believe to be Lucentio for most of the play?

7. How does Petruchio prevent Kate from eating after their marriage?

8. What does Petruchio convince Kate to say about the sun?

9. What is Christopher Sly’s profession?

10. Who is Bianca’s father?

11. Who tricks Sly?

12. Who pretends to be Lucentio’s father?

13. Who convinces Bianca and Lucentio to elope?

14. Whose wife is the first to answer the summons at the end of the play?

15. How does Tranio trick the pedant?

16. Who becomes Bianca’s Latin teacher?

17. How does Petruchio set his wedding date?

18. What is a “shrew,” as defined by this play?

19. Why does Petruchio agree to marry Kate?

20. What object of the haberdasher’s does Kate covet?

21. Does Petruchio give it to her?

22. Whom do Petruchio and Kate meet on the road back to Padua?

23. Whom does Hortensio marry?

24. Where do Petruchio and Kate go at the end of the play?

25. How are Bianca and Kate related?

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Tranio's Character in Scene 1- Act1 (scene- when he and his servant reach Padua, when they are at Baptista's house)

by TTOSfreak, September 12, 2013

Lucentio is a very kind and obedient servant. He agrees to every thing that his master Lucentio says. Lucentio's father had told Tranio to take good care of his master while in Padua [ Lucentio had come to study at a famous university, but he fell in love with Bianca later ]. Since Tranio is aware of his master's love Bianca( the youngest daughter of Baptista Minola ), he helps him [Lucentio] in all ways possible.

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Comparison of the nature's of Katherina and Bianca

by TTOSfreak, September 12, 2013

Katherina and Bianca are like the north pole and south pole. They both have different characteristics and different natures.

KATHERINA:- Katherina is Baptista Minola's eldest daughter. She is an intolerable, curst, ill favored and shrewd young lady. She is famous in Padua for her scolding tongue. She is so "wild", unpleasant and hot tempered that no man wants to marry her. She thinks her father loves her sister Bianca more than he loves her. Katherina does not care about marriage and does not want any man to love her. She is disliked... Read more

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Petruchio's "Image" on how he arrives for the wedding [Act-3, Scene-2]

by TTOSfreak, November 16, 2013

Petruchio is late for his wedding. All the family members and guests are worried about the fact if he is coming or not.
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Petruchio comes dressed up in a new hat, an old jerkin, a pair of old breeches (that were turned thrice), a pair of boots, with a broken hilt an chapless, and with two broken points. Even his horse was looking messed up. The horse was hipped-- with an old mothy saddle and some stirrups of no kindred-- besides, possessed with the glanders and like to mose in chine; t... Read more

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