Taming of the Shrew
Illusion vs. Reality
As a passing traveler in Padua, one could easily make superficial assumptions about the inhabitants. On the surface, Katherina seems like a vicious tiger that is angry at the entire world. Petruchio first appears like the type of man that anybody would like to have as a friend. At first glance, Bianca seems like a heavenly vision of beauty that any man would be lucky to have for
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to answer Lucentio's call is almost unheard of. Behind the gentle façade she has there lurks a cunning woman.
Human nature is ever changing but the masks that people put on change even more. Whether hiding behind nasty, good-natured, or angelic attitudes, the true character of a person still lies underneath. As seen by the personality shifts that Katherina, Petruchio and Bianca experience, people often do not act the way their appearances might suggest.