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THE ROLE OF PREJUDICE IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
THE ROLE OF PREJUDICE IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
THE ROLE OF PREJUDICE IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE This paper discusses the subject of prejudice in the William Shakespeare play, The Merchant of Venice. I. Introduction William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in 1596 was an examination of hatred and greed. The premise deals with the antagonistic relationship between Shylock, a Jewish money-lender and Antonio, the Christian merchant, who is as generous as Shylock is greedy, particularly with hi
March 14 1996
March 14 1996
March 14, 1996 MWF 1:00 PM The Tragedy Within A Romance In 1623, the complete works of Shakespeare were published in the First Folio. Within this Folio were the works of Shakespeare categorized by their genre. There were tragedies, histories, comedies, and the final four were romances. Prior to this time, romance was not a widespread genre in anyone¹s writings. We can see by means of the ³genealogy² of writing, that the romance we know today was created through the combination of the Greek nove
Though this be madness yet there is method int
Though this be madness yet there is method int
Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t. An essay on Shakespeare’s use of madness The Tragedies Of Shakespeare 20 December, 1996 Page 1 Your noble son is mad — ‘Mad’ call I it, for to define true madness, What is’t but to be nothing else but mad? (Wells and Taylor, 665) In Act two, scene two of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Polonius uses these words to inform Hamlet’s parents of their son’s insanity. He then continues on, telling Gertrude and Claudius that the cause of this madn
There is a man who is a head of state He is a very powerful man and is
There is a man who is a head of state He is a very powerful man and is
There is a man who is a head of state. He is a very powerful man and is well liked by his subjects. The people love him. Then he is suddenly, inexplicably murdered. Someone is blamed for the murder, but the entire country knows the accused are innocent and are tools used in a cover-up. Does this situation sound bizarre? Does it sound like some work of fiction? Well, it is. It is the beginning of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. However, it is much more than that. It is real life. It is the circum
The Characteristics of Shakespeare comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare comedies Shakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies which were later called his ³romances². Shakespeare¹s comedies were not primarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was clearly towards the struct
Dave Beaston
Dave Beaston
Dave Beaston A Critical Analysis of Shakespeare¹s Hamlet 19 September, 1996 Hamlet. Is he an insane madman or a revengeful, scheming, genius? There are many conflicting ideas and theories on this subject, and hopefully this paper may be of some assistance in clearing up the confusion. The paper is divided into three separate analytic sections beginning with the beginning of Hamlet¹s so called madness, and why it may have occurred. Next, is an analysis of why Hamlet delays revenging his father¹s
William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a play in which a man by the name o
William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a play in which a man by the name o
William Shakespeare's Macbeth is a play in which a man by the name of Macbeth, who is presented as a mature man with an uncertain character. At the beginning of the story, Macbeth's character was a character with strong morals. As the play went on though, Macbeth's morality lessened immensely. After killing Duncan he was very paranoid and feared the consequences that would arise. He knew what he had done wrong. In comparing Duncan's murder with his best friend, Banquo's murder, He was much mo
As infamous as Shakespeare is and as well known as his works are some
As infamous as Shakespeare is and as well known as his works are some
As infamous as Shakespeare is, and as well known as his works are, some prose are just simply more extraordinary than the rest. There are many ways to look at Jaques speech, such as use of language or imagery yet, something we often do not reflect on is the sound of the prose. When reading this particular speech, the subject is directly related to the sounds Shakespeare has chosen. We are guided gracefully through the stages of life in twenty-seven lines. As it is read aloud, the reader hears t
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright of the English language, wrote a total of 37 plays in his lifetime, all of which can be categorized under tragedy, comedy, or history. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Shakespeare’s most popular and greatest tragedy, displays his genius as a playwright, as literary critics and academic commentators have found an unusual number of themes and literary techniques present in Hamlet. Hamlet concerns the murder of the king of Denmark and the
Modern folklore suggests women look at a mans relationship with his mo
Modern folklore suggests women look at a mans relationship with his mo
Modern folklore suggests women look at a man’s relationship with his mother to predict how they will treat other women in their life. Hamlet is a good example of a son’s treatment of his mother reflecting how he will treat the woman he loves because when considering Hamlet’s attitude and treatment of the Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, one must first consider how Hamlet treated his mother. A characteristic of Hamlet’s personality is to make broad, sweeping generalizations and now
Shakespeare uses many ways to portray humor and make his plays a succe
Shakespeare uses many ways to portray humor and make his plays a succe
Shakespeare uses many ways to portray humor and make his plays a success because of it. He created a careful mix of love with humor to create a success called A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The focus of this paper is to describe how Shakespeare uses humor in his play. One way that Shakespeare uses humor in this play is by using plain humor that need not be interpreted in any way. He did this by creating the artisans. The artisans, obviously are not intelligent at all, but try to be. They mess up
Iago's Motivation
Iago's Motivation
Iago's Motivation Iago is a moral pyromaniac. Harold C. Goddard writes that Iago consciously and unconsciously seeks to destroy the lives of others, especially others with high moral standards (Goddard 76). However, Iago is more than just a moral pyromaniac, he is a moral pyromaniac whose fire is fueled by pure hatred. He is a hungry powermonger whose appetite for destruction can only be satisfied after he has chewed up and spat out the lives of others. Iago lusts for power, but his sense o
Kate's soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the
Kate's soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the
Kate's soliloquy bring about a joyous conclusion to The Taming of the Shrew. The audience leaves the theatre with a pleasant feeling, glad that such a shrew could be tamed so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while making the women feel safe. Moreover, the audience found the speech to be very sound and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in time. Kate, in realising her iniquitous ways, made the men feel
A hero
A hero
A hero A hero is often a man that is usually of divine ancestry. A hero or heroine can be found in many different forms. There are certain characteristics that make up a hero or a heroine. Some of those characteristics are someone who is endowed with great courage, loyalty, obedience, cleverness, strength and someone who is noted for special achievement in a particular field. Depending on the book or the character a hero or heroine could show one heroic characteristics or more and still consider
Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2 In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare Two of the character's fathers are brutishly murdered. The first murdered character is King Hamlet who is supposed to be revenge by his son prince Hamlet. The second murder is Polonius who is supposed to be revenged by his son Laertes. Both Prince Hamlet and Laertes go to seek revenge for the death of fathers, however they will each use different methods to accomplish their deeds. Prince Hamlet has a meeting with the dead ghost of his father Kin
Polonius Is Folish
Polonius Is Folish
Polonius Is Folish Polonius: A Fool in Shakespeare�s Hamlet Hamlet is the most popular of Shakespeare�s plays for theater audiences and readers. It has been acted live in countries throughout the world and has been translated into every language. Polonius is one of the major characters in Hamlet, his role in the play is of great interest to scholars. Parts of Hamlet present Polonius as a fool, whose love of his own voice leads to his constant babbling. Scholars have been analyzing the charac
A hero is defined by Websters dictionary as a courageous valorous
A hero is defined by Websters dictionary as a courageous valorous
A hero is defined by Websters dictionary as a “courageous, valorous man.” There are many people in history that society deems or defines as “heroes”. An example of a hero from our past is Martin Luther King Jr.. He went against all odds in his fight for freedom. There are fictional heroes that can be considered heroes as well. Superman and his antics in saving the planet are in many ways considered heroism. Many sports stars and actors are considered by many as heroic figures. Mario Lemiux won
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotles Six Elements Of Tragedy
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotles Six Elements Of Tragedy
Hamlet Analyzed According To Aristotle’s Six Elements Of Tragedy Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In this guide, he sets out the six elements that compose a great tragedy. In Aristotle’s opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy. All other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. Aristotle defines a tragedy as an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a cert
Dickinson Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886 Americas best-known female poet an
Dickinson Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886 Americas best-known female poet an
Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth (1830-1886), America’s best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. Dickinson’s simply constructed yet intensely felt, acutely intellectual writings take as their subject issues vital to humanity: the agonies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and art. Life Born in Amherst, Massa
The author is Michael Crichton and the book is The Lost World Many peo
The author is Michael Crichton and the book is The Lost World Many peo
The author is Michael Crichton, and the book is The Lost World. Many people have read this book, along with its predecessor, Jurassic Park, and many people have been enthralled with the thought of living dinosaurs in the 20th century. “What if the dinosaurs did not become extinct? What if they still exist?” (The Lost World takes off a couple years after the first book. A separate island is discovered, an island where the dinosaurs were actually created. There are two different research groups s
Dryden's Essay of Dramatic Poesy is a discussion in dialogue form of
Dryden's Essay of Dramatic Poesy is a discussion in dialogue form of
Dryden's Essay of Dramatic Poesy is a discussion in dialogue form of such matters as the merits of Elizabethan, French, and Restoration plays, the place of rhyme in drama, and the value of dramatic rules. It is said that the unity of time the audience can comprehend is about 24 hours or as close to that as they can come. The reasoning behind this is the fact the pretend action, or plot of the story should be about the same as the time that it is representing, or as close as possible. By doing
For my word search on babble I found some very interesting information
For my word search on babble I found some very interesting information
For my word search on babble, I found some very interesting information about the word and also ran into some difficulty. I think the biggest dilemma I encountered was the fact that my word was not listed in the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature. I visited three different locations for this specific book to locate my word in. I went to the Bay View library, the East Providence Weaver library, and the Providence Public library. However, my word was not listed in any of the books. I think t
The noble Brutus hath told you Caesar was ambitious If it were so it w
The noble Brutus hath told you Caesar was ambitious If it were so it w
“The noble Brutus hath told you Caesar was ambitious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault, and grievously hath Caesar answered it. Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest (for Brutus is an honorable man; so are they all, all honorable men), come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral,” (677-688, li 74-81). In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the character of Marcus Brutus represents an honorable man. His honor and nobility cause him to make many mistakes along the path of the story, leading eve
Magic and Mischief In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream reality
Magic and Mischief In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream reality
Magic and Mischief In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, reality blends with imagination. For example, the fact that there are fairies with magical powers is very far-fetched, yet makes for an entertaining story. This comedy is mainly focused on the troubles of three groups of people: the two dedicated lovers, the bumbling actors, and the gleeful fairies. When these three groups collide, magic and mischief are created. Egeus, a nobleman, wants his daughter, Hermia, to marry a man named De
In King Lear a literary masterpiece by the world famous
In King Lear a literary masterpiece by the world famous
In King Lear, a literary masterpiece by the world famous English playwright William Shakespeare, there are several evident points trying to be made about the proper role of a child to his or her parent. Through the characters of Lear’s daughters, and the Earl of Gloucester’s son and his bastard son, Shakespeare tries to stress that a child should have love for his or her parent or parents, respect for his or her parent or parents, and most of all obey his or her parent or parents. Beginning in
Macbeth Tragic HeroIn the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare we disco
Macbeth Tragic HeroIn the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare we disco
Macbeth: Tragic HeroIn the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero. Macbeth is very ambitious, courageous, and a moral coward: all these things lead to his tragic death at the end of the play. At the beginning of the play, Shakespeare defines Macbeth as a hero very clearly. From the courages in defense of Scotland is significant in the opening scene. However, he is very ambitious to be king. At the beginning of the play, he was loyal to the king. While he
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes is recognizably the greatest author that Spain has ever created. He is word famous for his masterpiece Don Quixote. This paper will look closely into the life of this very interesting man. Miguel was born in Ancala Spain, on September 29, 1547. Ancala is a province of Spain. He was born to Rodrigo Cervantes and his wife Miraflores. The family was in a long heritage of nobility so people expected them to be rich and well-to-do. But they were not
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet
Is Laertes really a foil to Hamlet? In Hamlet, common opinion states that Shakespeare probably created Laertes as a foil to Hamlet. A foil is a character whose traits are opposite of those of another character and who thus points out to the reader the strengths and weaknesses of another character. Laertes and Hamlet have much in common; they have deep love for Ophelia, desire for revenge at any cost, and similar association with their families, but as foil characters they handle themselves diff
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare In Shakespeare's play of Caesar Brutus is a conspirator who portrays a person who favors a republic for Rome. Brutus is an honorable man. Many characters in the play show there reverence for Brutus. Brutus exemplifies his honor in many ways. Brutus is obsequious when he is needed to abet his fellow romans. Brutus is an honorable man. Am I entreated to Speak and Strike? O Rome I make thee promise, If the redress will follow, then receivest thy full petitio
William Shakespeare's play Hamlet was full of deceit and subterfuge It
William Shakespeare's play Hamlet was full of deceit and subterfuge It
William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, was full of deceit, and subterfuge. It is as if it were a Chess game brought to life in on a stage. As Chess there are two Kings, Prince Hamlet and King Claudius, who control the moves of the other pieces. The others, being the pawns that they are, are maneuvered around, to spin an intracit web of lies and subterfuge. In this web people played people against one another. Each using the other to gain something, whether it is to get revenge, political advance
Critical Lens Hamlet and Luther
Critical Lens Hamlet and Luther
Critical Lens: Hamlet and Luther In many novels, plays, and works of literature, the hero is brought falls as a result of error in judgement or some other flaw. The audience feels the appropriate emotions such as pity or fear for the hero. One work I have read that supports this statement is Hamlet by William Shakespeare in which the hero is Hamlet himself. Another character that experiences falls because of flawed judgement is Martin Luther from the drama Luther by John Osborn. In Hamlet, the
William Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet has been one of the most controver
William Shakespeares tragedy Hamlet has been one of the most controver
William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet has been one of the most controversial works of all time. There have been so many criticisms on this book and opinions on what the main theme behind the play is. Many themes have been proposed such as revenge, sex, reality and jealousy. I myself believe that there is no one theme behind Hamlet and it is a complex with work with many complex ideas behind it. I didn’t realize this until I read the criticisms and saw how things I interpreted so plainly was inte
13 Were the Elizabethans more bloodthirsty or tolerant of
13 Were the Elizabethans more bloodthirsty or tolerant of
13. Were the Elizabethans more bloodthirsty or tolerant of violence on stage than we are? In addition to the visible bloodletting, there is endless discussion of past gory deeds. Offstage violence is even brought into view in the form of a severed head. It's almost as though such over-exposure is designed to make it ordinary. At the same time, consider the basic topic of the play, the usurpation of the crown of England and its consequences. These are dramatic events. They can support the highly
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Clemens also known as Mar
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel Clemens also known as Mar
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, is probably one of the greatest works of American literature ever written. Ernest Hemingway even said in his book The Green Hills of Africa, All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn (Zwick). However, since Twain published Huck Finn 112 years ago, it has been the subject of much criticism, mostly all unfair. The Concord, Ma, banned the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Core Humanities
Core Humanities
Core Humanities Macbeth Paper December 14, 1998 People have a hard time getting what they want; in fact, the things they want can be incompatible with each other. The attempt to reach one of these goals can simultaneously hurt the other. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the protagonist, Macbeth, is lured to murder the king, Duncan, by the desire for power, an appetite whetted by witch's prophecies and his wife's encouragement. But when he reaches the kingship, he finds himself insecure. He att
IMAGERY
IMAGERY
IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys… (3.3.403
A False Utopia
A False Utopia
A False Utopia In Brave New World, their society is supposed to be a utopia. In actuality, it is far from a utopia because a state of utopia can never really be reached. There will always be factors, however minuscule they might be, that will affect the balance of perfection that makes up a utopia. It is impossible for a state of perfection to exist in this world and we learn this through the situations and characters in Brave New World. One of the characters in Brave New World that infringe up
When I like most people first read this poem I saw the theme as an arb
When I like most people first read this poem I saw the theme as an arb
When I, like most people, first read this poem, I saw the theme as an arbitrary death of a young boy that could have been easily avoided. One critic wrote that, the theme is the uncertainty and unpredictability of life... A boy who is already 'doing a man's work' and gives every promise of having a useful life ahead of him is suddenly wiped out. (Laurence Perrine, Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry). While this analysis fits quite well superficially, I believe it to be inadequate and
Imagine yourself in the Globe Theater watching the opening to Shakespe
Imagine yourself in the Globe Theater watching the opening to Shakespe
Imagine yourself in the Globe Theater, watching the opening to Shakespeare's new play Julius Caesar. You are in the standing pit because you do not have any money. The play begins. The drool starts to run from the commoner's mouths. The play is very intense. Oh my gosh! Caesar was just killed. The blood it looks so real. Brutus what have you done. Brutus you are a hero. Brutus is scum. Long live Antony. Antony praises Brutus for his morals, for he was the only one in the conspiracy that was in
English 106 4 December 1996 Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle's Po
English 106 4 December 1996 Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle's Po
English 106 4 December 1996 Hamlet Analyzed in Terms of Aristotle's Poetics Aristotle’s Poetics is considered the guide to a well written tragedy; his methods have been used for centuries. In Aristotle’s opinion, plot is the most important aspect of the tragedy, all other parts such as character, diction, and thought stem from the plot. Aristotle defines a tragedy as “…an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artis
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole's family Cole Porter's name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate's father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole's early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry Rache
Villain Where art thou
Villain Where art thou
Villain, Where art thou? Ladies and Gentleman of the jury there is not a villain in the play, Romeo and Juliet. As Northrop Frye states in his review, . . . in this play there doesn't seem to be the clearly marked villain that we find in so many tragedies. (Frye 28) This paper presents the facts that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Frye's assertion is correct because the definition of a villain is a wicked or vile person. Mercutio, the nurse, Tybalt, and Romeo like a red herring seem l
What is a Good Novel
What is a Good Novel
What is a Good Novel? Modernism is a generic term applied to the beginnings of the new literature that came with the twentieth century. In Great Britain, it followed Victorian period, steeped with grandiose subject matter and moralizing, didactic themes and lessons. In 1901 Arnold Bennet published The Average Reader and the Recipe for Popularity. He describes in this short essay somewhat satirically, what to do when one wants to write a novel that will have mass appeal. In this essay it will
The Original Sources of Romeo and Juliet
The Original Sources of Romeo and Juliet
The Original Sources of Romeo and Juliet There were many other written stories of Romeo and Juliet before William Shakespeare first wrote his version of Romeo and Juliet (Watts 13). The earliest rendition of the play Romeo and Juliet dates back to the third century AD. Then the story reappears in the fifteenth century in a more detailed form. Luigi da Porto publishes a version of this story in 1530. De Porto's play version is where Shakespeare gets the plot of his version of Romeo and Juliet (Be
In Macbeth Shakespeare develops the idea of the conscience through two
In Macbeth Shakespeare develops the idea of the conscience through two
In Macbeth Shakespeare develops the idea of the conscience through two characters; Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play Macbeth seems to be the genuine hero, and generally he is a good man. Macbeth even praises Duncan at certain points before he murders him. Macbeth remarks, “... hath been so clear in his great office, that his virtues will plead like angels trumpet-tongu’d against the deep damnation of his taking off.” (I, Vii, 18) Macbeth possesses a very ambitious spirit, w
A Timeless Dream
A Timeless Dream
A Timeless Dream Using a classical backdrop and a fairy-inhabited wood setting, William Shakespeare wrote one of his most fanciful of comedies- A Midsummer Night’s Dream around 1594-1595. True to a Shakespearean comedy, it features key ingredients: chaotic events, young lovers, and the satirical element. Shakespeare’s trademark larger-than-life dramatis personae succeed in bringing these elements to life are. The play begins with Theseus, The Duke of Athens, who about to marry Hippolyta, The Qu
VILLAINS REVENGE
VILLAINS REVENGE
VILLAIN’S REVENGE The Roles of the “Villain” in Shakespeare’s Plays M.A. student Early Modern Theatre, essay 2 14, January, 2004-1-14 Among the numerous roles in Shakespeare’s plays, there are some villains profoundly depicted, each exhibiting some unique features in personality and mindset. Their villainousness is so striking that the reader of the plays cannot help contemplating the dark side of human nature and exploring the motives of their evil behavior. Some of the villains --- represented
Method in the Madness Hamlets Sanity Supported Through His Relation to
Method in the Madness Hamlets Sanity Supported Through His Relation to
Method in the Madness: Hamlet’s Sanity Supported Through His Relation to Ophelia and Edgar’s Relation to Lear In both Hamlet and King Lear, Shakespeare incorporates a theme of madness with two characters: one truly mad, and one only acting mad to serve a motive. The madness of Hamlet is frequently disputed. This paper argues that the contrapuntal character in each play, namely Ophelia in Hamlet and Edgar in King Lear, acts as a balancing argument to the other character’s madness or sanity. King
Hamlet and Othello
Hamlet and Othello
Hamlet and Othello In William Shakespeare’s tragedies Hamlet and Othello, he uses the powerful act of sex as a catalyst for chaos. In each play the protagonist is forced into confusion and ultimately a state of insanity. The role of women in each of the two plays is similar as well; they are objects upon which men vent their anger, as well as a tools used to propel the protagonists into madness. Shakespeare, the cunning playwright that he was, was able to add analogous motifs into each play. As
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew In Act 5, Scene 2, Katherina Speaks About The Duties Of A Wife And The Role Of Women. With Reference To The Play As A Whole And The Role Of Women In Elizabethan England, How Could This Scene Be Interpreted In Different Ways by Elizabethan and Contemporary Audiences? In The Taming of the Shrew, Katherina’s speech towards the end of the play is both memorable and very important to the storyline. This is the scene when the confused audience finally discover whether Petruchio