How does Hortensio agree to help Petruchio?
By helping Petruchio, Hortensio is really just helping himself. He wants to marry Bianca, but Bianca's father Baptista will not allow her to marry until her older sister Katherina does so first. Katherina is rude and aggressive, which scares off any potential suitors, making this seem impossible. Petruchio wants a wife with money above all else and Hortensio says he can "help" Petruchio get a good sum of it by aiding him...
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