The Taming of the Shrew Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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Why is the action fast paced in Act II?  What constraints and traditions are needed to be considered? (question is concerning act 2 of the play)

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In The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's focus is on the problems of society, namely the double standards, hypocrisy, sexism, and materialism inherent in the absurd practices of arranged marriages.

The whole play is built around this scene: suitors competing for the wealthy younger daughter.  Therefore, it must have a unity of action, place, and...

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