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To whom does Lucentio compare Bianca?(from greek mythology in act 1)

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blaiser | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2010 at 10:21 AM via web

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To whom does Lucentio compare Bianca?

(from greek mythology in act 1)

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM (Answer #1)

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You can find the answer to this question in Act I, Scene 1, about half way through the scene.  (One way of numbering the lines has it at line 140.  eNotes has it at line 165 or so.)

The answer to the question is that Lucentio is comparing Bianca to Europe, the daughter of Agenor.  Europa was a woman who was born to an important Phoenician family.  Zeus saw her and could not help but to want her.  He then turned himself into a bull and carried her off to Crete.  He turned himself into the bull so as to be able to get near her by mixing in with her father's cattle.

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ali148 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM (Answer #2)

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Lucentio is comparing Bianca to Europe, the daughter of Agenor.  Europa was a woman who was born to an important Phoenician family.  Zeus saw her and could not help but to want her.  He then turned himself into a bull and carried her off to Crete.

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