The Taming of the Shrew Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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Explain why the following quote is ironic from The Taming of the Shrew. "Lucentio! O, he hath murdered his master!-Lay hold on him , I charge you, in the duke's name.-O, my son, my son!-tell me, thou villain, where is my son, Lucentio?" (Vincentio-V.i.85-90

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You have identified an excellent piece of dramatic irony in the final act of this hilarious play. Let us remember the situation - Tranio is dressed up as Lucentio , with the Pedant playing the part of his "father," and then the real Vincentio arrives. Seeing Tranio dressed up as a noble, he...

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