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The taming of the shrew was written by William Shakespeare some time between 1589 and 1595.
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The taming of the shrew was written by William Shakespeare some time between 1589 and 1595. It has been the source of much controversy due to its apparently sexist nature. As one critic George Bernard Shaw, 1988 describes it as 'altogether disgusting to modern sensibility'. It is; however, open to interpretation as to the extent of the sexism and whether or not Shakespeare was actually writing from a feminist view point. However it is that you look at the play it is Katrina's final speech in act 5 scene 2 that is the crucial point where all other events, no...
far more tolerant towards her in return for the tolerance which she gives him. This view would be backed up by a feminist critic of the book Germaine Greer who stated 'Kate has the uncommon good fortune to find Petruchio, who is man enough to know what he wants and how to get it'. R.B Heilman who's view was that 'The truth is that Kate's great victory is, with Petruchio's help, over herself; she has come to accept herself as having enough merits so that she can be content without having the last word and scaring everybody off,.

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