the taming of the shrew Who are the characters who assume false identities and why? Why is the use of the false  identites in this act funny and not decitful? Its for Act 1 - full sentences with...

the taming of the shrew

Who are the characters who assume false identities and why? Why is the use of the false  identites in this act funny and not decitful?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are lots of instances of false identities in The Taming of the Shrew, most of them done out of love or lust which makes them fairly comical rather than diabolical. The tricky false identities are those assumed by Katherine and Petruchio--she a shrew and him a crazy tyrant. Those are personas, disguises if you will, and we realize before the play is over that neither is as outrageous as they appear.

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