The Taming of the Shrew Questions and Answers
In Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, what is Kate saying about a wife's relationship with her husband in the following quote? "I see a woman may be made a fool, if she had not the spirit to resist."
Explain the irony in the following quote from The Taming of the Shrew and what type of irony it is. If she and and I be pleas'd what'a that to you?'Tis bargained 'twixt us twaun, being alone.That she shall still be curst in company.I tell you' tis incrediable to believeHow much she loves me: O, the kindest Kate!-She hung about my neck, and kiss on kissShe vied so fasr, protesting oath on oath,That in a twink, she won me to her love.(Pertuchio-II.i.299-306)
Explain the irony in the following quote from The Taming of the Shrew and what type of irony it is. "You will be schoolmaster, And undertake the teaching of the maid: That's your device." (Tranio-I.i.196-197
In The Taming of the Shrew, explain why the quote below is ironic. "And place your hands below your husband's foot: In token of which duty, if he please, My hand is ready; may it do him ease." (Katharina-V.ii.181-183)
Why and how does Petruchio punish Katherine when he takes her home the night of the wedding in The Taming of the Shrew?
Kate changes from a shrew to an obedient wife in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Please provide 3 reasons to prove this statement with examples. Please include ideas for thesis statement to prove this.
Identify and explain two metaphors in the Induction of The Taming of the Shrew. (Scene 2, lines 37-67)
Could someone please find me 2 metaphors and four hyperbolies from "Taming of the Shrew" from this following part: Starting from " And twenty caged nightingales do sing:Or wilt thou sleep?" to "She was the fairest creature in the world; and yet she is inferior to none" (line 37-69 in Induction, scene 2) There should be 2 metaphors and 4 hyperboles in that following text. Could you also explain what these poetic devices add to these lines (37-69)?
In The Taming of the Shrew, Act 2, scene 1, list words Petruchio uses to describe Katharina and explain how it is humorous.
In The Taming of the Shrew, find an example of a pun in the conversation between Petruchio and Grumio in Act 1, Scene 2.
Identify and explain an example of humorous misunderstanding or slapstick in Act 1 of The Taming of the Shrew.
Please explain the following quote from act 2, scene 1 of The Taming of the Shrew. "Did ever Dian so become a grove As Kate this chamber with her princely gait? O be thou Dian, and let her be Kate."
Identify and explain an example of a humorous misunderstanding or slapstick comedy in The Taming of the Shrew in Act 1.
What type of language does Petruchio use to describe Katherine during his discussion with Baptista in The Taming of the Shrew?
In The Taming of the Shrew, find an example of a pun in the conversation between Katharina and Hortensio in Act 1, Scene 1.
List three ways in which Shakespeare continues the theme of appearance vs. reality in Acts 1 and 2 in The Taming of the Shrew.
In Taming of the Shrew, identify and explain some classical allusions from Greek and Roman mythology in Act 1, Scene 2.
In The Taming of the Shrew, do the pictures (e.g. the wanton pictures hung up in the room in "The Induction") mean anything, or are they simply another one of the tricks of the Lord?
Why was Katherina's father putting off Bianca's marriage in spite of excellent offers in The Taming of the Shrew?
In act 3, scene 2 of The Taming of the Shrew, why do you think Petruchio comes to his wedding in old clothes—what message he is sending to Katharina?
In The Taming of the Shrew, how does Tranio convince the pedant to masquerade as Vincentio in act 4, scene 2.
What does the quote, "I will board her though she chide as loud as thunder" mean and how does it show Petruchio's aggression?
Why does the Lord in the "Induction" of The Taming of the Shrew play a practical joke on Christopher Sly? Why does the Lord decide to convince the tinker Christopher Sly that he is, in fact, a Lord?
What reasons does Hortensio give for wanting to marry the widow in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew?
In The Taming of the Shrew, how does Petruchio tame Kate through flattery, physical forces, and psychological games?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the suitors Lucentio (Cambio), Hortensio (Licio), and Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew?
In Act 2, Scene 1, what animal imagery is used when Baptista talks of Katherine's ability to learn the lute with Hortensio?
How do 10 Things I Hate About You and The Taming of the Shrew explore gender in relation to their contexts?
Grumio’s speech changes from when he is addressing his fellow servants to when he is speaking to Petruchio. What is ironic about this change?
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