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Kates soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well Kate herself realised the error of her ways making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe Moreover the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in time Kate in realising her iniquitous ways made the men feel extremely confident of their status in Elizabethan society and effectively reinforced their beliefs about their own strength Also Shakespeare succeeds in creating a feeling of safety for the female audience as well as in making them feel as through they are accepted for their kindness to men and in the norm Women not having a strong role in society at that time enjoyed receiving praise and encouragement for their purpose in society Furthermore they felt vindicated as Kate solemnly insulted the disobedient women Bianca and the Widow telling them to Come come you froward and unable worms It may also be said that this play as well as similar plays of the Elizabethan era assisted in contributing to the oppression of females in society for an innumerable amount of years After the conclusion of The Taming of the Shrew including Kates soliloquy the audience is left with a proud feeling - proud of the fact that Petruchio tamed such a shrew so well The men of the audience are about with feeling of satisfaction and justification Shakespeare skillfully catered towards both sexes by using Petruchio much like the stereotypical action figure of today a character who does the unbelievable effortlessly and leaves the audience in awe In the play Petruchio short after the inception of his skillful wooing begins a plan to kill a wife with kindness Craftily he gives her
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