Essay on Analysis Of Taming Of The Shrew

1618 Words Mar 6th, 2016 7 Pages
According to Makers.com in 2015, “Women with full-time jobs still earn only about 77 percent of their male counterparts’ earnings.” This statistic suggests that many think that women are less powerful, or maybe incapable of power. Even today we face problems dealing with sexism and inequality. The belief that women are lesser than men has been an issue for many decades. A great example of injustice to women is Taming of The Shrew. In Taming of The Shrew, Shakespeare shows the reader that women should be submissive and obedient.
As Taming of The Shrew begins, the Lord convinces a poor beggar, Christopher Sly, that he is royalty. The Lord then forces his page to act as Christopher’s wife. While the page is disguised as Christopher’s wife he says: “My husband and my lord, my lord and husband, I am your wife in all obedience” (In.2.101-102). These lines by the page are spoken to convince Christopher that he is a lord. The wife of a lord is expected to be obedient and conform to the every wish her husband.
In Act One, it becomes very apparent that Shakespeare wants his audience to favor Bianca, the sweet and beautiful younger sister, over her older sister, Kate, who is wild and unruly. Hortensio insults Kate by saying: “Mates, maid? How mean you that? No mates for you.
Unless you were of gentler, milder mold” (1.1.59-60). Hortensio tells Kate that if she wants to ever get married she must completely change her personality. In Taming of The Shrew, there is a common…

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