The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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List three ways in which Shakespeare continues the theme of appearance vs. reality in Acts I & II in The Taming of the Shrew.

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1. In the play's first scene, Christopher Sly, who has passed out from drinking, is tricked into believing that he is actually a nobleman, thus initiating the theme of the disconnect between appearance and reality. The lord who tricks Sly tells his huntsmen:

"Persuade him that he hath been lunatic;
And when he says he is, say that he dreams,
For he is nothing but a mighty lord."

2. In Act I, Scene 1, Tranio, Lucentio's servant, tells Lucentio, who has come from Pisa to study in Padua,

"You will be schoolmaster
And undertake the teaching of the maid:
That's your device."

This is part of a plan for Lucentio to gain access to...

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