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LAR Taming of the Shrew 3-5
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We see a different side of Bianca. She is not a typical Elizabethan woman. "I'll not be tied to hours, nor 'pointed times/ But learn my lessons as I please myself"(111). Bianca declares this to Cambio and Litio. She wants to make her own schedule.She will determine when her lessons will be. Is she a shrew?
Notices Cambio maybe in love with Bianca. "But I have cause to pry into this pedant/ Methinks he looks as though he were in love" (115).
If Litio (Hortensio) finds that Bianca is interested in someone else, he will then look else where.
"[...] Bianca, be so humble/ To cast thy wand'ring eyes on every stale/ Seize thee that list! If once I find thee ranging/ Hortensio will be quit with thee by changing"(115).
Hortensio gives up on Bianca after he realizes that Lucentio and Bianca are in love and tat he has no chance with her -- Hortensio is by himself when he says this.
Katherine & Bianca's relationship
Jealous of Bianca because Bianca gets all of the attention from Baptista and the suitors. Katherine demands to know which suitor Bianca is in love with.
"Of all thy suitors here I charge [thee] tell/ Whom thou lov'st best/ See thou dissemble not"(73).
Bianca replies: "Believe me, sister, of all the men alive/ I never yet beheld that special face/ Which I could fancy more than any other"(73).
Baptista: Protects Bianca. Questions Katherine's behavior. "When did she cross thee with a bitter word ?"(75).
Katherine: "Her silence flouts (mocks/insults) me, and I'll be revenged!"(75).
Characteristics of a Shakespearean Comedy as it applies to Taming of the Shrew.
Biondello tells Lucentio and Bianca to elope and marry in secret.
Hortensio/Lucentio/Petruchio wager for the wife that will come when called. Lucentio says 20 crowns. Petruchio says: I'll venture so much of my hawk or hound/ But twenty times so much upon my wife". Lucentio then raises it to 100. (213).
Katherine's feelings about her father (Baptista)
Resentful, her father doesn't care about her
Katherine says to her father: " [Bianca] is your treasure, she must have a husband/ I must dance barefoot on her wedding day"(75).
Gentleman of Verona
If Petruchio dies, he will leave Katherine all his lands and leases (83).
Baptista's dowry: "one half of my lands and, in possession, twenty thousand crowns" (83).
Petruchio's plan to woo Kate
He will do the opposite of what she says /does:
"Say that she rail, why then I'll tell her plain/ She sings sweetly as a nightingale"(87).
"Say that she frown, I'll say that she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew"(87).
When Petruchio meets Kate, he says the following
Petruchio calls Kate...Bonny Kate, Prettiest Kate in Christendom, my super-dainty Kate...(87).
Katherine is upset with her father
"Call you me daughter?"(95)
"To wish me wed to one half lunatic, /A madcap ruffian and a swearing Jack [...]"(95).
Tranio is disguised as Lucentio
To distract/ to make a deal with Baptista. Meanwhile the real Lucentio is disguised as Cambio (tutor) to get closer to Bianca and declare his love to Bianca through a Latin translation.
Tranio (as Lucentio) wins Bianca's hand in marriage because he has the best dowry to offer. However, Baptista says he must have his (Lucentio) father's (Vincentio) approval.
Baptista: "I must confess your offer is the best, / And, let your father make assurance, / She is your own; else, you must pardon me" (103).
Tranio must find a fake Vincentio!
Baptista: "My daughter Katherine is to be married. Now, on the Sunday following, shall Bianca/ Be bride to you, if you make the assurance. If not, to Signior Gremio"(103).
Tranio:"Tis in my head to do my master good./ I see no reason but supposed Lucentio/ Must get a father, called "supposed Vincentio"--"(105).
Petruchio's clothing on his wedding day
Petruchio arrives late to wedding!
According to Biondello, Petruchio wears his pants inside out, two different boots (one laced, one buckled), he carries a rusty old sword and rides a horse with a moth-eaten saddle.
"Why, Petruchio is coming in a new hat and an old jerkin, a pair of old breeches thrice turned, a pair of boots that have been candle-cases, one buckled, another laced [...]"(119).
Baptista's reaction to Petruchio
**Baptista says: "Why, sir, you know this is your wedding day/ First were we sad, fearing you would not come,/Now sadder that you come unprovided. [...] shame to your estate, an eyesore to our solemn festival"(123).
To Whom: Petruchio
Meaning: Petruchio points out that his clothing is inappropriate for the wedding. Petruchio was also late to the wedding.
Tranio's reaction to Petruchio's wedding day attire:
Tranio pretending to be Lucentio:
"Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine"(123).
**Petruchio replies: "To me she's married, not unto my clothes"(123).
Petruchio's behavior at the bridal dinner:
**Petruchio: "I must away today, before night come. Make it no wonder. If you knew my business, you would entreat me rather go than stay"(129).
Meaning: Petruchio has business to take of--taming Kate! Forbidding her to go is another way of taming her and showing her who is boss.
Katherine's response: "[...] I will not go today,/ No, nor tomorrow, not till I Please myself"(129). "[...] Gentleman, forward to the bridal dinner. /
I see a woman may be made a fool/ if she not a spirit to resist"(129).
Petruchio shows he is protective of his wife.
**Petruchio says: "I will be master of what is mine own./ She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, / My household stuff, my field, my barn [...]"(133).
Tells Grumio to draw his sword if anyone stops them. (133).
How do Lucentio and Hortensio each try to woo Bianca using their disguises as school masters?
Lucentio, pretends to read Bianca some Latin.Through Latin Lucentio (Cambio) reveals his identity as well as his love for Bianca. Hortensio (litio) tries to do the same through music. Bianca prefers to be in Lucentio and dismisses her lessons with Hortensio,
What evidence suggests that Hortensio is considering giving up his quest for Bianca?
He is beginning to wonder if she is worthy to be his wife. He can see her interest in the other teacher. Hortensio thinks that if she can look at other men with interest, then she is not the right wife for him.(Act 3 scene 2 pages 114-115)
*Hortensio (alone): But I have cause to pry into this pedant./Methinks he looks as though he were in love [...](115).
Besides wearing old clothes, what are other things Petruchio does on his wedding day?
He disrupts the wedding ceremony by doing the following:
hitting the priest and throwing wine
Refusing to go to the bridal dinner and leaves immediately to go home.He clearly sends the message he is the master of the household.
How does Katharina respond to Petruchio when she is told she must leave the bridal dinner?
*Katherina is upset she says: "I see a woman may be made a fool,/If she had not a spirit to resist"( Act 3 scene 2 page 131 lines 226-227 ).
Katharina thinks it is foolish for a wife to submit willingly to her husband's commands.
*Petruchio declares Kate as his property, "She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, /My household stuff, my field, my barn,"(page 133 lines 236-238 ).
In Act Iv, How does Tranio convince the Pedant (Merchant) to masquerade as VIncentio?
He tells the Pedant (Merchant) that the duke has declared that anyone who comes to Padua from Mantua is to be killed. Tranio suggests that the Pedant (Merchant) pretend to be Vincentio. The Merchant is thankful is life will be saved. Pages 159-163
In what ways, is Grumio loyal to Petruchio but not loyal to Katharina? (Act Iv scene 3)
Grumio teases Katharina by telling her he will get her something to eat. He tempts her with different kinds of food, even though he has no intention of disobeying Petruchio by giving her any.
Why do you think the Petruchio refuses Katharina to have the clothes the tailor brings?
This is another way to tame her. Kate must learn to agree with Petruchio. She continues to argue with Petruchio. When he says the hat is too small, she says it is the right size. He wants her to agree with him even if he is wrong. That submission would indicate that she accepts him as her master.
What grade did you get?
Worthy of praise
To interpret or translate
Characters and disguises
Tranio-Pretends to be Lucentio
Ways Petruchio tames Kate
-deprives her of sleep
-takes away or forbids her to have things she wants: the cap and dress (tailor and haberdasher scene)/ She is not allowed to go to the Bridal dinner.
-She must agree with what he says: day and night/ time departing to go to wedding/ sun and moon scene/ Vincentio as a woman
What are the four humors?
Which one appears in Taming of the Shrew?
Yellow Bile-When Petruchio refuses Kate to have the meat.
Petruchio: "For it engenders choler, planteth anger[...](149). The meat will make them angry.
"O. Sir, I do, and will repute you ever/
The patron of my life and liberty" (163).
To Whom: Tranio
Meaning: He is thanking tranio for protecting him.
Why can't Kate attend the bridal dinner?
She is now Petruchio's property and she must leave. He has business to take care of. This business is taming Kate.
"I see a woman may be made a fool / if she had not a spirit to resist."
To Whom: Petruchio
Meaning: Women have to stand up for their rights. Kate is upset she is not staying for the bridal dinner.
"I'll not be tied to hours , nor pointed times,/But learn my lessons as I please myself. "
To whom: Litio & Cambio
Meaning: She wants to determine when her lessons are. We also see her facial expression (early in the movie). She doesn't want Lucentio to see her arguing with her father and Kate.
Why do Baptista and the Pedant (Merchant), who is disguised as Vincentio, go to Tranio's lodgings to sign the marriage contract?
Baptista is worried that his servants and Gremio might overhear their conversation. *"Pitchers have ears, and I have many servants"(181).
Why does Biondello tell Cambio (Lucentio in disguise) that "Baptista is safe, talking with the deceiving father of a deceitful son"?
Biondello is trying to let Lucentio know that it is safe to elope (get married) to Bianca while her father is busy with the merchant(pedant).
In scene v, What happens on the way to Batista's house that causes Hortensio to say, *"Petruchio, go thy ways; the field is won"?
Katharina finally agrees to call the light the moon, the sun, or anything else that Petruchio wants to call it. She nally understands that she must agree with him, even if he is wrong, or else continue to suffer the consequences. In this case, if she does not comply, Petruchio threatens to turn around and go home again. Hortensio has seen that Petruchio has finally tamed Kate's nature.
After the women leave the room in scene ii, what wager do the men make with each other regarding their wives' behavior?
They will each send for their wives; the wife who comes rst is the most obedient.
Which man is most successful in having his wife attend to him?
Lucentio asks his wife to come, Hortensio begs his wife to come, and Petruchio commands his wife to come. Petruchio is the only one who is successful.
Why does Baptista add an additional twenty thousand crowns to Katharina's dowry?
He says Katharina is so changed that she is like another daughter and worth an additional twenty thousand crowns.
A safe place
Trifle; worthless trinket
A supreme ruler
To assign or designate
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