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Unformatted text preview: it is in the womans best interest to be obedient in a male dominated society. However, from my point of view even though eventually at the end she gives a long speech on how a woman should obey and live for her husband, I feel she was only doing that to get her way in the relationship with Petruchio. Katherinas characteristics are much like the characteristics of women today which is why I identify with her so much, she is independent and voices her opinions no matter what, but she also knows how to use her womanly charms to get what she wants. She uses the obedience technique only at the end because she realizes that her being obedient is Petruchios weak spot and thus she gets what she desires. Towards the end she realizes that she is falling for Petruchio, probably because their personalities are much alike, so she does what she feels is in her best interest, which is making Petruchio feel dominant....
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- Spring '08
- The Taming of the Shrew