William Shakespeare's comedies always ended with a marriage. In fact, whether there was a marriage at the end or not alone determined whether the play was a comedy. In each of the three comedies written by Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado about Nothing, and Measure for Measure, there was a very strong female character. However, by the end of the play, the three females conformed to society's norms to achieve a "happy ending".
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how to act kind by Petruchio. In Much Ado about Nothing, it was shown how Beatrice stopped hating men so much because of Benedick. And finally, in Measure for Measure it was shown how Isabella has a change of character because of the Duke. All of the above comedies had their "happy ending", that would please the audience. The woman no longer hated the men, but at the same time, lost some of their independence.