The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

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Why did Petruchio go to Padua?

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Petruchio first says that he is simply in Padua to see his friends, principally Hortensio, but when Hortensio asks "what happy gale" blew him to Padua from Verona, he gives a rather more involved reply:

Such wind as scatters young men through the world,
To seek their fortunes farther than at home
Where small experience grows. But in a few,
Signior Hortensio, thus it stands with me:
Antonio, my father, is deceased;
And I have thrust myself into this maze,
Haply to...

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