The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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What role do the servants play in Act 1, Scene 2 of The Taming of the Shrew?

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Grumio, Petruchio 's manservant, is the first servant to appear, and his characterisation is in line with the traditional comic master-servant relationship. Grumio fails to understand (or, perhaps, pretends not to understand) his master, Petruchio's request, and consequently is given a box on the ears. He then, silenced and sulky, resorts to making sarcastic comments on the scene, and the conversation which...

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