Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" Analytical Essay

Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"
An examination of various analytical articles regarding the character of Petruchio in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew".
# 2384 | 1,415 words | 6 sources | 2000 | US
Published by on Feb 16, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Shakespeare (Taming of the Shrew)

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The paper examines several analytical articles regarding the character of Petruchio and his blatant oppression of Katherine in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". Feminist opposition to modern productions of the play and arguments regarding the value of historic perspectives are discussed.

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"Understanding how Petruchio could be interpreted a hero to historical audiences and also symbol of villainy to some modern audiences is in itself a reason to continue study of Shakespeare's works. It is precisely these types of diametrically opposed views that encourage the search for a better understanding of differences in social structure and historical attitudes. Many other authors will also require comparison between modern society and the culture of their origin in order to be comprehensively understood."

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