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The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare depicts the common roles of men and women in the early seventeenth century. Shakespeare writes of Petruchio and Kate, a male and female who sharply oppose each other. Petruicho must “tame” his wife Kate without breaking her true inner spirit. Shakespeare touches on Kate’s changing character and allows her to undergo three phases: Kate’s character in the beginning, the …

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…by sea and land, (5.2.145-149) To conclude Petruchio clearly achieved his goal, and “tamed the shrew” of his life. Katharine’s father, friends, and townsmen and women were greatly surprised with Petruicho’s victory over the nasty woman they once knew. Petruicho had certainly improved upon Kate’s character in the beginning. His methods trained or molded Kate into a proper woman of the time. Katharine had become both tame and submissive to her husband.