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Throughout Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew parallel themes shoot out at the reader The themes develop in two separate plotlines in which Shakespeare expresses his conflicting views on the subjects Even though Lucentio and Biancas relationship is quite different from Kate and Petruchios they share similar issues The three themes common to these two affairs are love marriage and change Love is a theme interpreted quite differently by each couple To Petruchio and Kate love is a mutual respect for each other and is hard to see at first Kate shows her love to her husband after learning to respect him And craves no other tribute at thy hangs Buy love fair looks and true obedience Too little payment for so great a debt Taming of the Shrew 52152-154 Through Kate Shakespeare shows love is a matter of respect and is owed to a husband for all his duties Love is shown in a different light to Lucentio and Bianca though LucentioI read that I profess the Art to Love BiancaAnd may you prove sir master of your art Lucentio While you sweet dear prove mistress of my heart They Court 427-10 Lucentio and Biancas relationship shows that their love is more of a physical nature rather than the respect driven love of Kate Love at first sight was a driving reason Lucentio loved Bianca but there was none present in Petruchio and Kates situation Tranio I burn I pine I perish Tranio If I achieve not this young modest girl 11155-156 By basing affection on a first impression Lucentio doesnt bother with talking with her before he loves her Due to the fact that love was based on appearance to Lucentio and thus in the end his marriage was not as happy as Petruchios Marriage is shown in different respects for each couple as well For both groups the marriage ceremonies were quite unorthodox GremioWent they not quickly
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