A discussion of the strong female characters in William Shakespeare's plays, "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Taming the Shrew."
# 29854 | 1,408 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Aug 14, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Taming of the Shrew) , Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice)
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This paper examines how both the characters of Portia and Katherine in William Shakespeare's plays, "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Taming the Shrew" are intelligent women who each goes through a character metamorphosis. It looks at how just as Portia transformed from submissiveness to a role of command, Katherine's transformation took the opposite turn. She submitted her independence and thus found her true self. It shows how both women were miserable in the beginning of the plays, Portia from obeying and Katherine from disobeying and how by swinging the pendulum, each woman found a balance and triumphed in their feminine roles.
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