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Shakespeare's Display of Electricity in the The Taming of the Shrew Power is defined as 'the capacity to act or control,' and it is evident in the name that a 'shrew' will be tamed, i.e. it'll be controlled. The shrew turns out to be a woman called 'Katherina.' I believe he reason Shakespeare has a women as the shrew is to establish that controlling women did not get very far. It was a male dominated world. Whilst studying the drama we come to learn that the shrew is a woman named Katherina, it is her rebellious and wild ways that get her nickname. Katherina has more power than, I think, she realises. It's Katherina who is the eldest daughter of Baptista and so she's a substantial amount of power over her younger sister Bianca. In act 2 scene 1, Katherina argues with Bianca and utilizes physical capability to hit Bianca. Before this incident, Katherina is unwittingly given the power to ascertain if Bianca marries. Their dad has said Bianca won't be married until he's "a husband for the elder." This gives Katherina a kind of hold Bianca, she knows that there are a whole lot of potential suitors for Bianca and hardly any for herself due to her standing and in order Bianca says in action 2 Katherina appears content in her sister's discontent. Katherina uses violence and shouting to receive her point across, this provides her power because her father keeps out of her way. Folks are scared of her because she is unstable and unpredictable. This means that she has control over several things going on about her, and having control means having electricity. Again, whether she knows she has this capability is unknown, but either way she utilizes h.. .