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Shakespearean Salvation Matters of the heart are what matter to Shakespeare He has an unconventional woman fall in love in an unconventional way in Taming of The Shrew as well as in Twelfth Night Olivia Katherina Viola and Bianca each and every one are courted in an unconventional ways and in at least one manner are themselves unconventional This unconventionality is popular even in contemporary literature especially modern romance novels In the Taming of the Shrew Katharina is most unconventional she is forward loud ill mannered and shrewish Her only fault and that is faults enough Is that she is intolerable curst and shrewd and forward I ii Petruchio since we are steppd thus far in I will continue that I broachd in jest I can Petruchio help thee to a wife With wealth enough and young and beauteous Brought up as best becomes a gentlewoman Her only fault and that is faults enough Is that she is intolerable curst And shrewd and froward so beyond all measure That were my state far worser than it is I would not wed her for a mine of gold I ii This is Petruchios first introduction to Katharina With this introduction he makes it his objective to wed Katharina and train her to be a humble obedient wife Petruchio follows the tradition of asking her father if he may wed his daughter Katharina The manner in which Petruchio courts Katharina is unconventional he courts her by praising her faults as though she were doing them contradictorily and the courting is hurried He tells her explicitly what he has prepared at their first meeting Marry so I mean sweet Katharina in thy bed And therefore setting all this chat aside Thus in plain terms your father hath consented that you shall be my wife your dowry greed on And Will you nill you I will marry you Now Kate I am a husband
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