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William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew 'The Taming of the Shrew' is a play written by Shakespeare in Elizabethan times to examine several complicated thoughts, including those of social roles and marital stability. These two in particular relate to the character of Kate, and also the way her conditions change and the way she reacts creates the main interest of the drama. At the start of the play, we fulfill Katherina, also called Kate, as a fervent, wilful, competitive and apathetic young woman of the Italian town of Padua. We learn she's known for all these undesirable traits, and laughed at by the women and men of all Padua alike, and a frequent target of hurtful ridicule. All of the strain of the is merely worsened by the clear perfection of her sister, Bianca. Just as Katherina is rebellious, shrewish and undesired, Bianca is her reverse and has many suitors. Bianca matches the Renaissance female perfect inside her unassuming, stylish, bright and gentle nature. The light within her father, Baptista's eye, and the heart's desire of so many, Bianca is a source of much jealousy and bitterness for Kate. Katherina is clearly independent and intelligent, and so won't play with her social function as the 'maiden daughter'. Rather, she'd always insult and degrade all guys she came across, and deter all suitors, much like the misery of her dad, decided to have her wed.. Kate detests society's expectations of her, such as how she ought to obey her dad and show grace and courtesy to all her suitors. However she must also see that she must even...