2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Katherine and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew
Calvin N. Pham
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew, has a reputation of "madness" that repels prospective suitors. Upon meeting Petruchio, who is determined to tame her, Kate seemingly becomes submissive. Despite her awareness of gender injustice in marriage, she desires to conform to societal norms. This paper will examine the psychological complexity that informs Kate's attitude and behavior in the context of misogyny and blatant sexism underlying the institution of marriage.

Keywords: Shakespeare, Katherine, Taming of the Shrew, Gender, Petruchio, Sexism


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 302-4
Location: VH 1010
Time: 1:45

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