The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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What is Baptista's main concern?

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Kate is the oldest, and she should be married off before Bianca. Baptista wants to see both of his daughters well matched, but, even though he puts Bianca's suitor's officially on hold, he doesn't hold much hope for finding a good match for Kate. (Even when one comes he tries to tell him that he doesn't really want her). Does he care about his daughters' happiness? Sort of. He seems, however, befuddled by Kate. When an offer comes, he takes it, completely disregarding Kate's...

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Kate needs to marry before Bianca because nobody will come to visit, and marry kate, if Bianca had.

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