Not at all. The Taming of the Shrew is about relationships--not just Kate and Petruchio's, but also others. Through Kate's resistance, and Petruchio's wild demands, we see our own battles in our own relationships. It also makes us question where power belongs in relationship, as well as where it truly lies. Petruchio does not make Kate love him--he makes her obey. Whether she does so out of love or necessity is open for interpretation, but we watch her shift. We sense her frustration, and, depending on how we read her motive, we may also see her sense of humour developing, replacing the anger, and controlling her actions; or, we may see her giving in to a power greater than her own. Either way, this play leaves us thinking about power, right action, and choices. One thing is certain, anger, even anger attached to a brilliant wit, doesn't have the power we sometimes think it does. Anger is loud, but it is not particularly effective.