Taming of the Shrew Study guide questions Essay

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(Induction) 1. Who is Christopher Sly?
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a beggar coming to beg for money from the lord
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(induction)2. Why has he been thrown out of the alehouse?
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he angered the owner of the bar because he broke a lot of property and hadn’t been paying his debts to the bartender
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(induction)3. Who finds Sly and what does he plan to do to him?
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the lord-trick him to believe Sly is the lord of the house, that’s he’s married, etc.
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(induction)4. Who else is involved in this elaborate trick?
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the page, the servants, the huntsmen, the lord’s friends
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(induction)5. What is Sly’s reaction when he awakes?
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he thinks they’re lying at first, and then he thinks he’s dreaming
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(induction)6. What is the story Sly is given to believe?
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he’s been asleep for 15 yrs and he’s waken up from his “coma”
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(induction)7. Describe the interaction between Sly and his “wife”
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Sly wants to do some…things…but his “wife” says they can’t because of the doctor’s suggestion
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(induction)9. What purpose does the induction serve?
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to introduce that the play is a play within a play and to introduce the characters
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Baptista Minola
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dad, widowed, has two daughters (Bianca and Kate), wealthy lord
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Katherine
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Baptista’s older daughter, shrew, marries Petruchio
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Bianca
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Baptista’s younger daughter, more popular, marries Lucentio
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Gremio
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older rich man, wants to marry Bianca
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Hortensio
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wants to marry Bianca, older, wealthy, disguises himself temporarily as Litio the tutor
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Lucentio
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wants to marry Bianca, young, wealthy, visitor of the town, disguises himself temporarily as Cambio the tutor
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Grumio
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servant of Pertruchio
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Tranio
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servant of Lucentio, temporarily disguises himself as Lucentio and pretends to want to marry Bianca
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Petruchio
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young, wants to marry Kate (for her money,not personality), ends up falling in love with her towards the end
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Widow
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marries Hortensio
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Biondello
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one of Petruchio’s servants
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(Act 1, scene 1)2. Who is Tranio and what does he promptly remind Lucentio as they start their adventure?
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the servant of Lucentio, and he’s supposed to enjoy his time here while studying hard
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(Act 1, scene 1)6. Who then falls in love with the youngest daughter at first sight?
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Lucentio
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(Act 1, scene 1)8. Baptista will allow who in his house and why?
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only tutors so his daughters can be educated women
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(Act 1, scene 1)10. Lucentio then plans to become what?
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a tutor
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(Act 1, scene 1)11. Tranio must then become who, why?
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Lucentio, to fill in his place and keep a spot for Bianca
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(act 1, scene 2) 2. Petruchio and his servant ______________ have a word play about knocking at the gate outside ______________’s house.
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Gremio, Hortensio
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(act 1, scene 2) 6. Hortensio asks for a favor in return from Petruchio, what is it?
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he wants him to help him fake being a teacher
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(act 1, scene 2) 7. Hortensio will then become ______________, a tutor of ______________.
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a musician (Litio), Bianca
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(act 1, scene 2) 8. Meanwhile, Lucentio has convinced Gremio that he a school teacher of _______________ and that he would like to tutor Baptista’s daughters.
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poetry and languages
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(act 1, scene 2) 9. Gremio agrees to present him as a tutor if Lucentio does what?
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talks to Bianca about him

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