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William Shakespeares comedies always ended with a marriage In fact whether there was a marriage at the end or not alone determined whether the play was a comedy In each of the three comedies written by Shakespeare Taming of the Shrew Much Ado about Nothing and Measure for Measure there was a very strong female character However by the end of the play the three females conformed to societys norms to achieve a happy ending Furthermore not only did they conform to the norms of their day but it was a male whom with they fell in love with that changed their ways Katharines character at the beginning of the play The Taming of the Shrew is loud bossy and takes orders from no one She is jealous of her younger sister Bianca because Bianca is sweet pretty and what every man wants Katharine What will you not suffer me Nay now I see She is your treasure she must have a husband I must dance barefoot on her wedding day And for you love to her lead apes in hell Talk not to me I will go sit and weep Till I can find occasion of revenge Shakespeare 75 She is the female that nobody wants All the men talk about sweet Bianca that is so unlike her sister who is known as a shrew in the whole town Lerman 02 Most of the people in the town of Padua have lost hope for Katharine and think that no man will submit to marrying her even for her money The women of society in the day that this play was written were supposed to bow to men clean their feet and are obedient The more obedient a wife is the better If women did not act in this way she was bound to be an old maid for the rest of her life Katharine was expected to be that old maid Of course she
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