Later, though, it seems plausible that Kate is interested in love when we consider why she ties up and slaps Bianca. These two tones are reflective of the situation because they show that Katherine is finding fault with what Petruchio is saying, yet ridiculing and mocking what he is saying as well. To modern audiences, all elements of this relationship is undoubtedly abusive. By the time the play hits its midpoint, however, Kate begins her transformation, moving from egocentric misery to a decidedly more mature happiness found, in this case, through marriage. A more vulnerable side to Katherina actually surfaces when she arrives at Petruchio's house. After this psychological and bodily torture, Katherine finally concedes and they are able to continue. It is not until Act 5, Scene 2 that a kiss between the married couple is completely by both parties.
In Act I, for instance, we see her only briefly and hear her speak even less, yet our view of Katherine is fairly well established. The themes Katherina represents and the circumstances she faces throughout the text make Katherina very easy to relate to. Petruchio proposes a gamble that the other two men accept. Shakespeare's use of animal imagery in this passage and in the references to shrews highlight Katherine's wild and fearsome nature. Her anxiety may also stem from feeling about her own undesirability, the fear she may never win a husband, her loathing of the way men treat her: Katharine feels out of place in her society. The third Jesus: the Christ we cannot ignore. Closest one to getting Elizabeth and he ruins it.
Katherine Parr was not considered a shrew in the way that Minola is seen in the play. While growing up, she expressed jealousy toward her younger sister for being doted over her by their parents, making her anxiety from feelings about her only that she remains unmarried well into adulthood due to her considerable faults of temper. Bianca conforms to her rightful gender role in addition to Petruchio conforming to his own masculine role. Yet her angry, often violent, methods of expressing her frustrations do little to change anyone's mind. When she weeps and rails because she thinks Petruchio has stood her up at the alter, Baptista says something to the effect that he can't blame Kate for being angry — she's an impatient shrew, after all 3.
Her current objective is to get out of the room or get Petruchio out of the room. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. The Taming of the Shrew is the tragedy of a woman losing her natural freedom and her personal identity to her male husband. A Strange Wedding Petruchio arrives at the Minola home, dressed for his wedding in rather unconventional attire. Shortly after arriving at the house, Kate again shows her kindness in defending a servant who has accidentally spilled some water 141-145. Petruchio makes her and company travel back on foot to Padua. Incidentally, just like this group experiment with the conformers, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, is the most obvious conformer out of all the characters.
However, living with Petruchio proves to be no picnic. In these lines, he claims that he has come to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. Although it is somewhat nervy for her to speak out against her father, the fact that she does so in order to make what seems to us to be a fairly reasonable demand helps us see her as reasonable rather than shrewish. Taming the Shrew After the newlyweds arrive at Petruchio's home, he continues to behave in an odd manner. Katherine is looking for love as well as a way out of her current situation. If she deny to wed, I'll crave the day When I shall ask the banns, and when be married. He complains about everything and keeps Katherine awake at night with his mad ramblings.
Katherine, who has not had her proper sleep or intake of victuals over the past few days, becomes utterly exhausted and drained of energy. Bianca is portrayed as the perfect child with tons of suitors lined up to marry her, while Katherine is the shrew that none would dare to woo. The subject is the individual who conforms. She is reputed in Padua as a woman who has everything she could ever need or want but is still dissatisfied, prone to fits of anger which sometimes lead up to violence. His sole purpose is to humiliate her enough to tame her into submission, so Petruchio can have full control over her dowry, as promised by the Baptista.
Whether or not the strong-willed Katherina will bow under his methods, however, remains to be seen. She is emotional and responsive to others around her. During the wedding, Petruchio swore before the priest, knocked him down, and kissed Katherine with a resounding smack to seal the marriage. What was originally a business venture, through, turns to love as the story unfolds. Her actions are decidedly unladylike, revealing Kate's inability to deal in an adult manner with what she is feeling.
She does not resist her suitor Petruchio forever, though, and she eventually subjugates herself to him, despite her previous repudiation of marriage. I spit at him, and try to strike him any chance I get. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina. But, I like both of you guys a whole lot so, if either one of you thinks my oldest girl is hot, feel free to have a go at her. She chose to not conform to the pressures of high school and be her own person after that experience. She is obedient and compliant. How they did it is unclear.
At the end we see that even though she was courts conventionally, Bianca falls into a loveless marriage while Katherine ends up falling in love with Petruchio. The eldest and unmarried daughter of Baptista Minola, no man wants anything to do with her because she's got a hot temper, slaps people around when they make her mad, and shreds men to bits with her razor sharp tongue. But once married, her husband makes his intentions clear: he's set on taming her into an obedient, submissive wife. In her situation, she had little choice. Thus, at the opening of the play, he is already desperate to find her a suitor, having decided that she must marry before Bianca does.