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Love is among the most powerful things in this world. People will go to great lengths to attain another's love. From youth we've been showered with tales of true love's kiss and also of Prince Charming breaking the Evil Queen's curse. Time and again, we are made to observe that the power of love. From the play, "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, the famous playwright takes love deeper than just fire. Shakespeare goes beneath the surface of love, all the way to its heart. The story truly begins as Baptista Minola's two brothers are readied for marriage: Bianca the innocent and sweet; Katherina the wise and curst. Men gravitate towards lovely Bianca and flee if Katherina looks. Hortensio, a good friend of the major protagonist, Petruchio, wants to marry Bianca, so for that to happen, Hortensio needs to get Petruchio to wed Katherina. Yet, Petruchio understands what he's getting himself and he wisely sees past Katherina's prickly outer shell. He proves that the Katherina isn't what everyone in Padua believes she is. Petruchio exposes the shallow problems in his society also shows admiration and love are one and the same. What's more, Petruchio's determination and heart allows him to woo the woman, marry her and activate the Taming of the Shrew. Pick up lines don't all automatically work. "Your eyes are as blue as window cleaner" Some could make you blush and many others can force you to walk away, giggling. As Petruchio knows, it is not the line that leads to success; it is confidence. "Why came I hither but to that intent? Think you a little din can daunt mine ears? Have I not in my time heard lions roar Have I never heart the sea, puffed up with winds, Rage like an angry boar chafed with sweat? Perhaps you have not heard great...