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Taming of the Shrew

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Taming of the Shrew

  1. 1. Shakespeare’sThe Taming of the Shrew PRESENTATION BY: JESSICA BAKER
  2. 2. Style: DictionVigorous • Quick Wit • Verbal Combat Rude • Petruchio vs. Kate • Kate vs. World • Beginning: Kate is exceedingly Rude Shift • End: Kate proves she has been tamed by employing gentle and careful language
  3. 3. Style: Minor Characters Purpose Examples Allow Breathers ServantsComicReliefs Sly Parallelism
  4. 4. Style: Farce Humorous Dramatic Action Absurdity Crudeness PhysicalWit Vulgarity Comedy
  5. 5. Literary Techniques: Figurative Language: Imagery Overall, there was vary little imagery in this play Animals when compared to Shakespeare’s other comedies. Clothing One half were poetical Nature 40 out of 92 images were presented by Petruchio
  6. 6. Literary Techniques: Induction (Introduction) A play within a play Only Shakespeare play with an induction This sets up the audience to accept the farcical nature of the play by making it socially acceptable to laugh at another person’s pain.
  7. 7. Literary Techniques: Parallelism The induction parallels the play  Appearance vs. Reality  Mind Games  Inequality among classes
  8. 8. ThemesGENDER ROLES ILLUSIONS

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