Who is the shrew in the taming of the shrew and why?

Answer The "shrew's" name is Katharina Minola. However, her sister Bianca and Petruchio refer to her as Kate. Hence, the famous line, "Kiss me Kate." Katherine is the oldest daughter of Baptista, Bianca's... Read More »

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What is the largest shrew?

True shrews are often confused with tree shrews and elephant shrews, which belong to different orders. Scientists believe the largest true shrew in the world is the common Asian house shrew (Suncus... Read More »

What does a shrew eat?

Shrews eat spiders, snails, slugs, insects and other small invertebrates. Some shrew species depend upon plant matter for food, while others occasionally eat snakes, salamanders, and mice. If two s... Read More »

What is the irony in"The Taming of the Shrew"?

"The Taming of the Shrew" is a play by English playwright William Shakespeare. It is considered to be a comedy because it uses irony and humor for effect. The subject is relationships and roles wit... Read More »

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In Act 1 we are introduced to the characters in the play. Lucentio wants to court Bianca and resolves to impersonate a scholar to gain access to her. Meanwhile his servant Tranio will impersonate h... Read More »