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In his life William Shakespeare has created many wonderful and unforgettable plays One of them which is mainly known for how the author uses different disguises so the characters achieve their goal is known as The Taming of the Shrew Three examples of disguises which can be observed in the play are physical created by Lucentio emotional created by Katherina and psychological created by Petruchio All of these characters use temporarily disguises as an aid to help them but not as a solution They either pretend to be someone else or hide their true personality behind a false front Lucentio uses physical disguise to achieve Biancas love Due to the fact that Bianca wasnt allowed to see anyone except her teachers until her shrewish sister would find a husband Lucentio had no other choice but to physically become a teacher himself At that time because rules of hierarchy were in control Lucentio also had to switch roles with his servant Tranio Of course this whole plan of disguise came from the clever Tranio when he says Act 1 Sc1 Line 201-204 followed by his master unconsciously agreeing On the other hand this was a very good plan to obtain Biancas love because Lucentio had knowledge in poetry and in those days poetry was the number one key to get to any girls heart During their first lesson Lucentio tells Bianca the truth about who he is and the purpose of his disguise From that moment when Bianca answers him with the words Fear not Despair not Lucentio is convinced that Bianca feels attracted by him Apparently we can see the revelation process - using Latin language so it could disguise it from Hortensio in Act 3 Sc 1 Line 35-40 As we can see in this case physical disguise was only an aid that Lucentio appealed to only to win Biancas love However it is only once he reveals his true identity to
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