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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In Act 4 Scene 2 of the Taming of the Shrew, what does Petruchio demand of the tailor? (Answer in a few words)
2. Slide
60 seconds
Katerina is sent home and Petruchio refuses to let her in the house until she agrees to obey him. Vincentio arrives and attempts to convince Petruchio to allow Katerina back in the house to no avail. Katerina eventually agrees to obey Petruchio and is welcomed back into the house.
Taming of the Shrew: Act 4 Scene 2 Summary
3. Slide
60 seconds
Intentional Misunderstandings: A device used by playwrights to create comedic tension and drama. In this scene, Petruchio and Katherine use it to disguise their true feelings and intentions for one another. Feminist Criticism: A type of literary criticism that examines the effects of patriarchy upon female characters in literature. In this scene, Katherine is seen to be challenging the patriarchy by speaking her mind and taking control of her own life. Theater of the Absurd: A genre of theater that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence and rejects logical and rational thought. This is seen in this scene as Petruchio and Katherine use language and behavior that are absurd and often illogical.
4. Poll
60 seconds
What is your opinion about Katherine's transformation in Act 4 Scene 5 of The Taming of the Shrew?
  • It's inspiring to see her growth as a person.
  • It's an unrealistic portrayal of the power dynamic between men and women.
  • It's a necessary step for Katherine to gain her independence.
  • It's a discouraging message that reinforces traditional gender roles.
5. Slide
60 seconds
The lines spoken by Sly in Act 4 Scene 2 of The Taming of the Shrew were supposedly based on a real-life conversation between Shakespeare and his actors. The scene features some of the earliest examples of physical comedy in Shakespeare's plays. The design and layout of the stage in Act 4 Scene 2 of The Taming of the Shrew was likely inspired by the Globe Theatre in London.
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6. Open question
300 seconds
What does Petruchio's behavior in Act 4, Scene 2 of Taming of the Shrew reveal about his character?
7. Open question
300 seconds
What is the significance of the wager between Hortensio and Petruchio in Act 4, Scene 2?
8. Personalised Feedback
360 seconds
In Act 4, Scene 4 of "The Taming of the Shrew," Petruchio and Kate engage in a battle of wits. How does this scene reveal the changing dynamics in their relationship?
9. Open question
300 seconds
What does Petruchio's behavior in Act 4, Scene 2 of The Taming of the Shrew say about relationships between men and women in Shakespeare's time?
10. Open question
300 seconds
How is the theme of power explored in Act 4, Scene 2 of The Taming of the Shrew?

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