scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 790
The Taming of the Shrew- In Shakespeares comedy The Taming of the Shrew one of the main ways that the theme is shown is by mistaken identity The main theme of this play is that what a person is really like is more important than how they appear to be This is shown by Petruchios relationship with Katherine the changing roles of Tranio Lucentio and Hortensio and the true characters of Bianca and Katherine All three of these situations help to enrich the theme The first predicament that supports the theme is Petruchios relationship with Katherine When we first meet Petruchio he is only after the money of Katherine and accepts her harshness as simply a goal he must overcome He is mistaken for a person who is only after money not love at all Yet when he meets Kate he begins to fall for her While he still argues and attempts to train her it is for his own benefit He wants her to be less harsh so she can fall in love with him Petruchio ends up truly caring for and loving Kate despite the front he puts up having his true identity revealed As a result of this Katherine whom we thought would never love anyone at the end of the story is the only wife who comes when she is beckoned The other wives only make up excuses This shows how Kate has a mistaken identity becuase she appears rude and insolent This situation is one of the ways Shakespeare uses mistaken identity to display theme Another part of the theme is that when a person changes outfits and roles their personalities and attitudes stary the same The first and most prominent role change is the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA