“The Shrew” From The Taming of the Shrew

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“The Shrew” From The Taming of the Shrew. Play Written by: William Shakespeare By: Audrey Roy. Definition. http://ms.media1.converdge.com/uploads/3bf4c08cc7021bdb39734349761c0440@t13.jpg. Shrew (noun) “A woman with a violent, scolding, or nagging temperament; a scold.”. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The ShrewFrom The Taming of the ShrewPlay Written by: William Shakespeare By: Audrey Roy

  • DefinitionShrew (noun)A woman with a violent, scolding, or nagging temperament; a scold.http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/71/34871-004-2C68D00E.jpghttp://ms.media1.converdge.com/uploads/3bf4c08cc7021bdb39734349761c0440@t13.jpg

  • Importance!The importance of the character of the shrew is to dictate events that happen later in the play by their attitudes.In the 15th century it would have been uncommon for a woman to act in such an outrageous way. Woman should have had no say in events that were happening in the play but the character of a shrew disproves that fact.http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/arts/photos/2008/08/15/museo-ideale-leonardo-cp-53.jpg

  • Information About the PlayThe Taming Of the Shrew is a romantic Comedy that has a light and comical tone on a serious issue. Time period: During the Italian Renaissance Setting: A city-state called Padua Themes: Social roles within society and Getting Married for moneyI

  • Act 1, Sc. 2, Lines 76-77 " 'Katherine the Curst' A title for a maid, of all titles the worst. Grumio He is stating Katherine's bad reputationhttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://nuxfux.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/taming_of_the_shrew.jpg&imgrefurl=http://nuxfux.wordpress.com/category/budapest/&usg=__kouFAaKxx64GL_B5zyuDmPGqiqo=&h=327&w=567&sz=48&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=oIvC8oNq26M7sM:&tbnh=77&tbnw=134&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Btaming%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bshrew%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26safe%3DactiveAsses are made to bear, and so are you Katherine -This quote just symbolizes how Petruccio and Katherine talked to each other during their arguments. They would say quick and rude comebacks to each other.

  • Katherine is always degrading and insulting people around her. Her horrible temper is said to be from her unhappiness.-she is jealous of how her father treats her and her sister differently-has fear she will never win over a husband-upset about the way men treat her-does not fit into society by not obeying her father and not showing any respect to anyone else eitherKatherine attacks her sister Bianca because she wont tell her which suitor she prefers. Katherine ties her up, chases her, and curses her.She tries to tear apart Petruccio by insulting him and using her quick comebacks. She is shocked when he is equally as witty as she is. This is straying from the men she usually deals with because they are slower- witted. http://www.thedvdway.com/spanish/classic/1960s/shrew/taming.jpg

  • Modern Day ShrewKat Stratford- the shrew-she is mean she yells and degrades men. -people are scared of herBianca Stratford- the sister-can not date until her sister does Patrick Verona- Petruccio-at first he is only in it for the money to win over the shrew. But ends up falling for her in the end.Walter Stratford- Signor Baptista -wont allow his daughter to date unless the older one does. -favors Bianca and that leaves the shrew unhappy.


  • "I come to wive it wealthily in Padua; If wealthily, then happily in Padua" -Petruccio

    This quote just shows how Petruccio wanted to marry for money and how that was a common thing to do because it was a time of poverty.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7hYRLjO7nc8/SP0C9gqTE3I/AAAAAAAAAo4/YspCNIZ4jqk/s400/Petruccio+addresses+audience.JPG

  • Happy Ending The shrew may be a nuisance to society but they do not remain shrews forever. In fact they end up making the other women look more shrew-like since they start to become more considerate of everyones feelings. Once the shrew gets what she wants it ends happily!

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    "SparkNotes: The Taming of the Shrew: Themes, Motifs & Symbols." SparkNotes: Today's Most Popular Study Guides. 27 May 2009 .