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In "The Taming of the Shrew", what are the effect of Pertruchio's tardiness on the charcter of Kate?

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Kate is embarrassed beyond belief.  It's one thing for Petruchio to be late to their wedding, but it's completely another to show up half inebriated and dressed so abominably out of fashion.  She takes it as an immense insult--a slap in the face of not only herself, but also her father and her family name.  It...

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