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The taming of the shrew


             A farce is a low form of comedy enjoyed by the people of England during the 1600. An excellent example of a farce is the play by Shakespeare named "The Taming of The Shrew." This play tells us how marriages occur during that time frame. But more importantly the way marriages occur than is reflected within today's society. .
             Within the play "The Taming of The Shrew" we are introduced to three characters, Petruchio, Hortensio, and Lucentio. All three are searching and pursuing their future wife. Petruchio is a wealthy lord from Verona. He went to Padua in search of a wealth wife. There he met his good friend Hortensio, who acquainted his with a rich lord, Baptista, who has two daughters. Hortensio, since being Peturchio's good friend, did not hide anything from. He also told Petruchio that there is a huge difficulty, Katherina is a shrew and so no one dares to approach her. Nevertheless, Petruchio told Hortensiothat just as long as she is rich he will be content. Later on, with the company of Hortensio, Petruchio went to see Baptista to introduce himself. After the introduction, Baptista was very happy to hear that Peturchio was willing to try and to woo Katherina and so sends for his eldest daughter. During his time alone, Petruchio works out a scheme that he believes will subdue Katherina, he will say the exact opposite of what ever Katherina will say. When Katherina entered the room, she and Petruchio right away started an argument about weather or not Petruchio should be addressing Katherina formally and by her full name, though, in the end Petruchio won because Katherina cannot stand someone that turns what ever she says in to something else. Just then Petruchio tells Katherina that, "Marry, so I mean, sweet Katherina, in thy bed: And therefore, setting all this chat aside, Thus in plain terms: Your father hath consented that you shall be my wife; your dowry"greed on; and, will you, nill you, I will marry you.


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