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Engl 102 11-13-05 Viewing The Taming of the Shrew through a ‘Public and Private’ lens In the play, The Taming of The Shrew, by William Shakespeare, two of the main characters hold a strange relationship. Viewing Petruchio and Kate through a ‘public and private’ lens, one can see that they act very differently depending on their setting. Also seen through the ‘public and private’ lens is how their relationship changes throughout the play. The main events I am focusing on with this lens are Act 2, Scene 1, and Act 4, Scene 3. Throughout the play, Kate and Petruchio have an obvious difference in their attitudes
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Unformatted text preview: asserted towards each other depending on whether they are in private or public. In Act 2, Scene 1, when they first meet, after a brief greeting, Petruchio is bold in instigating a bad relationship with Kate. He starts their witty banter in which they are constantly insulting each other. The same repartee can be found in the movie Ten Things I Hate About You. Taking the part of Petruchio, Patrick initiates his first conversation with Kat, as Kate, in an unwelcome and offensive manner. He starts out very cocky, and mimics the sexual innuendos done in the play....
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