Taming Of The Shrew Kate Character Analysis

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The Taming of the Shrew, a character that experiences an alternation during the course of the play is Kate, which whom is the shrew of the Shakespearean play. Kate’s characterization of a shrew is due to her not falling into the categorization of women during the medieval time period. Kate does not fit the criteria of a medieval woman; one may characterize her as an intelligent, yet aggressive woman. This has caused her to be an outcast by society. Those of the Renaissance society view Kate in this manner due to her characterization of a strong and open minded woman that expresses what she opposes, not because of bitterness, in which many citizens of her society may proclaim. Shrew is a term that was directed mainly towards men of the Renaissance period, however has alternated over time, being…show more content…
Characters praise Petruchio for the taming of the Shrew, producing a woman of great value in the eyes of her medieval society, however the audience witness a woman of mental and physical abuse. A woman that has been stripped of her strong willed and compassion. Petruchio has abused Kate and simple took her will away as a woman, in which the characters express admiration towards this accomplishment, Lucentio concludes the play by stating, “'Tis a wonder, by your leave, will be tam'd so” (Lines 190), and Baptista states, "She is changed, as she had never been" (Line 115). They do not wish to acknowledge the transformation that has caused the lost of Kate’s mental capability, “Shakespeare has his line denote the annihilation of Katherine's being…Her spiritedness has been squelched, (Brown). The existence of Kate’s mentality has been erased, some may convey it as an accomplishment, but from the perspective of a feminist one may consider this “accomplishment” to be the taking of a woman’s voice and

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