20 Traits Of Petruchio Taming Essay, Research Paper
Such wind as scatters young wind
through the world. To seek their fortune
farther than at home… Happily to wive
and thrive, as best I may. 51-57
Act 1, sc.2 pg. 53
Now, by the world, it is a lusty wench.
I love her ten times more than e er I did.
O, how I long to have some chat with
Act 2, sc.1 pg.85
Why, that is nothing. For I tell you,
father I am as peremptory as she
proud-minded; And where two raging
fires meet together, They do consume
the thing that feeds their fury…For I am
rough and woo not like a babe. 137-144
Act 2 , sc.1 pg. 83
I am a gentlemen of Verona, sir, That
hearing of her beauty and her wit. Her
affability and bashful modesty, Her
wondrous qualities and mild behavior, …
I do present you with a man of mine,
Act 2, sc.1 pg.77
You peasant swain, you whoreson
malthorse drudge! 121-122
Act 4, sc.1 pg.145
Tis burnt, and so is all the meat. What
dogs are these? Where is the rascal
cook?…What, do you grumble? I ll be
with you straight. 161-167
Act 4, sc.1 pg.149
When you are gentle you shall have one
too, And not till then. 75-76
Act 4, sc.3 pg. 169
Greedy: Petruchio was only wanting to
marry Kate for her dowry, or money.
Bold: Petruchio came forth and flat out
told everyone he loves Kate.
Persistence: He wouldn t give up on
Kate, he kept taming and working her
until she broke.
Ready for a challenge: Petruchio was
willing to tame Kate no matter what the
Foul-Mouthed: Petruchio just opened his
mouth and started calling his servant
names, for no particular reason.
Inconsiderate: Petruchio was just flat out
rude to his cooks and servants, just to
make a scene in front of Kate.
Forward: Petruchio told Kate that when
she was a true lady she could have a
Well, I say no. And therefore, for
assurance, Let s each one send unto his
wife… Shall win the wager which we
will propose. 66-71
Act 5, sc.2 pg.211
Nay I will win my wager better yet,
And show more sign of her obedience,
Her new-built virtue and obedience.
Act 5, sc.2 pg.217
Why Petruchio is coming in a new hat
and an old jerkin, a pair of old breeches
thrice turned… pieced with packthread.
Act 3, sc.2 pg.119
And for this night we ll fast for
company. Come, I will bring thee to thy
bridal chamber. 177-178
Act 4, sc.1 pg.151
I ll find about the making of the bed, …
And with the clamor keep her still
Act 4, sc.1 pg.151
This is a way to kill a wife with
kindness… Now let him speak; tis
charity to shew. 208-211
Act 4, sc.2 pg.153
Hortensio, peace. Thou know st not
gold s effect; … As thunder when the
clouds in autumn crack. 94-97
Act 1, sc.2 pg.55
Asses are made to bear, and so are
you… That I ll try. 210-233
Act 2, sc.1 pg.89-90
Skeeming: Petruchio skeemed the other
mean because he knew what the
outcome of Kate s decision would be.
Confident: Petruchio was confident in
what he had waged, because he had
confidence in Kate.
Unappealing: Petruchio went to his own
wedding in rags.
Lusty: Petruchio was lusting to be with
Violent: Petruchio got violent when
Kate hit him with the bed heater.
Intelligent: Petruchio was smart enough
to know how to tame Kate.
Audacious: Petruchio attempts or dares
to go ahead and woo Kate as Hortensio
tells him he should.
Poetic: Petruchio is in a very witty
verbal battle with Kate and the lines he
chooses to use, are making this battle
They shall go forward, Kate, at thy
command.— Obey the bride, you that
attend on her. Go to the feast, reveal
and domineer, carouse full measure to
her maidenhead, … I will be master of
what is mine own… I ll buckler thee
against a million. 228-246
Act 3, sc.3 pg.131-132
How fares my Kate? What, sweeting,
all amort? 36
Act 4, sc.3 pg.165
Prithee, Kate, let s stand aside and see
the end of this controversy. 62-63
Act 5, sc.1 pg.199
You wrong me. Signior, Give me
leave.—…His name as Litio, born in
Act 2, sc.1 pg.77
Husband, let s follow to see the end of
this ado. First kiss me, Kate, and we
will…Is not this well? Come, my sweet
Kate. Better once than never, for never
too late. 145-156
Act 5, sc.2 pg.205
Possessive: Everyone is at Kate and
Petruchio s wedding reception and
Petruchio is demanding that they leave,
and Kate says she doesn t want to go,
and he makes her.
Two-Faced: Petruchio is harsh one day,
and the next he s asking how she is.
Nosy: Petruchio tells Kate to move
aside to continue watching the
Deceitful: Petruchio starts to deceive
people the moment he sees and talks to
Baptista. He presents Hortensio, as
Litio, a teacher of music, science, and
Prideful: Petruchio has pride in Kate, he
tells her to kiss him and she s ashamed
to kiss him in public, but she kisses him