Taming of the Shrew Essay

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Out of the many ways that modern relevance is shown in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kate’s Independance in the beginning of the play, Petruchio’s Dominance over kate after getting married, and Bianca’s indecisiveness with her suitors are the best. One can explain all of these examples of the behavior of regular everyday kids with the shows they watch and how they act in school. “If I be waspish, best beware my sting” (II, i, 204). Kate’s strong independence is a brilliant example of the modern relevance that The Taming of the Shrew shows. Kate was a strong willed, aggressive, and mean person. She was opposed of marriage, she wanted no man. There are a lot of examples of a modern day Kate. Michonne from The Walking Dead is just like Kate because of her strong willed personality and her independence. Michonne survives in the world full of zombies by herself without a group of people even though that is the only way to survive according to other people in the show. This is just like how Kate does not want a man and she chases off her suitors despite her sister and father wanting her to marry so much. I' faith, sir, you shall never need to fear. “I wis it is not halfway to her heart. But if it were, doubt not her care should be to comb your noddle with a three-legged stool and paint your face and use you like a fool” (I, i, 61-65). Kate threatens her potential suitors just like how Michonne fought off potential groups of people for her to survive with. But they both eventually give in, Kate marries and Michonne finds Rick and the others from the show and joins forces with them. Petruchio’s dominance over kate is very powerful. This is much like how many marriages have the “who wears the pants in the relationship’” effect. Kate tried to fend off petruchio and when petruchio pretty much forced her to marry him, she attempted to be dominant and petruchio

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