so well. Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making the men feel confident while
and sensible, as the views expressed in the play were extremely popular at that point in
Kate, in realising her iniquitous ways, made the men feel extremely confident of
strength. Also, Shakespeare succeeds in creating a feeling of safety for the female
audience, as well as in making them feel as through they are accepted for their kindness
enjoyed receiving praise and encouragement for their purpose in society. Furthermore,
they felt vindicated as Kate solemnly insulted the disobedient women (Bianca and the
Widow), telling them to “Come, come, you froward and unable worms!”. It may also be
After the conclusion of The Taming of the Shrew, including Kate’s soliloquy, the
audience is left with a proud feeling – proud of the fact that Petruchio tamed such a shrew
so well. The men of the audience are about with feeling of satisfaction and justification.
Shakespeare skillfully catered towards both sexes by using Petruchio much like the
and leaves the audience in awe. In the play Petruchio, short after the inception of his
skillful wooing, begins a plan “to kill a wife with kindness”.
in the item. he also resorts to keeping Kate as a prisoner in his home, until she slowly
becomes subservient and submissive to him. Petruchio deftly puts all on the line with his
wager, “And he whose wife is most obedient … Shall win the wager which we will
propose.” Kate’s soliloquy serves as final, unarguable proof of Petruchio’s grand victory
and creates a cheerful mood throughout the audience.
Shakespeare, as a playwright during the Elizabethan era, had the difficult task of
them with humor and wit. With all of the unorthodox events in the centre of the play, the
ending is wrapped up very well; in a way that makes the audience feel very satisfied. the
life, thy keeper, … Thy head, thy sovereign; …” from Kate’s soliloquy made it obvious to
the Elizabethan era.
In conclusion, Kate’s soliloquy was most likely found by the audience to be
extremely sound and sensible. Also, Kate herself realised the error of her ways, making
the women feel sheltered and making the men feel self assured about their dominant
position in society. The audience presumable went home contented, because such a
shrew was tamed, and could be tamed so well. Kate’s soliloquy reinforced the moral
values of the Elizabethan era, making the conclusion of the play more enjoyable and