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Katherina's Taming from the End of The Taming of the Shrew When I first began to read 'The Taming of the Shrew' I had no prior knowledge of the play and so approached each word of this text using a fresh and anticipating outlook. My curiosity to the plays content was initially sparked by the title; due to my ignorance of Elizabethan language I had been unaware of the significance of 'shrew' in this sense, and supposed the drama would stick to the trails and tribulations of a guy perfecting a rodent novelty act. Much to my disappointment I found that this was not true once I became aware of the next definition of 'shrew', that remains from the dictionary to date and is described as: 'a bad-tempered unpleasant woman'. Upon the completion of this play it also happened to me, with Shakespeare's lack of stage management both to the actors and staging, which just as I had done with the name, it'd be possible for an individual's interpretation of events within the drama itself, to be profoundly different to that of another reader. In my essay I will attempt to evaluate a number of different interpretations of Katherina's 'taming' and intention to learn more about the gap between a 'tamed' Katherina and a 'altered' Katherina, if indeed there's a difference. To estimate how much Katherina adjustments during the play I need to first establish her character as it is when we're first introduced to her at the start of the play. As soon as we fulfill Katherina we (or rather Hortensio) receive a sharp taste of her initial fiery mood when she threatens to beat Bianca's suitor about the mind: "To comb your noodle with a three-legged stool And pain...