The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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In The Taming of the Shrew, what quote best illustrates that Katherina's doesn't want to get married?

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amy-lepore eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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How about this one?  Kate addresses the crowd of wedding guests as she is waiting with them for Petruchio who is intentionally late for their wedding.

"No shame but mine. I must, forsooth, be forced
To give my hand, opposed against my heart
Unto a mad-brain rudesby, full of spleen
Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure"

Act 3, Sc. 2, Lines 8-11

In this quote she uses strong words such as "must," "forced," and "opposed against" to discuss her situation and her impending wedding plans.  It works to foreshadow her behavior in the near future as a newlywed which adds to the humor of this play.  Enjoy!

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deesmith-edwardss | Student

I agree with this :)

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