The Taming of the Shrew.
This theme is demonstrated through relationships. Shakespeare first shows the relationship between Bianca and Katherine, next the relationship between Petruchio and Kate, and finally between Lucentio and Bianca.
Through these relationships Shakespeare shows the reader how first impressions do not necessarily mean a permanent character flaw. Bianca and Katherine are at each other's throat because a rule imposed by their father that the young beautiful Bianca could not marry until her older shrew sister Kate did.
In the beginning of this play Katherine literally loathes Bianca, she even goes to the extreme of physical abuse. It would seem to the reader that Bianca should be the perfect example for Kate to follow.
Christopher Sly and the Hostess from the Petruchio forces Katherina to call the sun the moo She's beautiful, sweet, but most importantly, obedient. A quality every perfect wife should strive to attain. The irony comes when later at the end of the play the most obedient wife is Katherine.
Not only that, Kate teaches Bianca to be as obedient as her. And like the Kate we knew in the beginning of the play, Bianca refuses to hear it. The second relationship Shakespeare introduces to us is that of Petruchio and Katherine. Petruchio hears of Kate's foul reputation, yet he still sets out to win her.
After meeting Katherine, and seeing that the talk was true, Kate really was shrew and perverse, Petruchio still proposes marriage. Although the offer is denied Petruchio still convinces Kate's father that she accepted gladly. Everyone believed that Kate would be a terrible disobedient wife, but on the contrary, when put to the test, she proves to be the perfect wife.
Petruchio molded her into the epitome of perfection and loyalty. The third and final relationship we see is Lucentio and Bianca's. Lucentio believes that Bianca would be best suited for his wife. Although by first meeting and looks, Bianca seems to be the girl of every guy's dreams, she shows everyone she is not.
Bianca disobeys her father and elopes rather than being open about her relationship. Bianca also, once married, disobeys her husband. In the final scene of the play Lucentio, Hortensio, and Petruchio all send for their wives in a bet to see which one will come first.
The only obedient wife who comes to the call is Katherine. The reader's views of perfection and shrew have now changed.
In the play The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare accurately demonstrates how by first impressions you can not judge a persons character because their personality will not always be what you perceive it to be.
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