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Shrew is an old-fashioned and sexist term for an ill-tempered woman. Such characters were often the butt of comic literature in Shakespeare's time. In this play, Petruchio sees Katherine's shrewish behavior as a challenge to be overcome; he sets out to "tame" her through a mixture of cruel practical jokes and outright abuse.
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