Analysis of the Taming of the Shrew By as William Shakespeare I have been presented with the opportunity to defend myself from the slanderous accusations that I have attempted to keep women submissive through the content of my play The Taming of the Shrew. Ladies and gentlemen of the Liberation Lobby I ask you take care in analyzing the content of my argument and do not base judgement upon me until you have heard the evidence I am about to show you. I am not guilty of writing an anti-feminist play. This is not a story about anti-feminism or an attempt to make women submissive to their husbands.
It is not only the fault of Kate that she is mischievous and shrewish, but the fault of her father Baptisa. The difficulty is that the father has never been able to subordinate her to the proper position of a child of the family (Snider, 327).
Baptisa was unable to control Kates anger resulting in Kate's atrocious behavior not only in her private life but also publicly. It is obvious that Kate has been problematic and craves the attention of her father. She is argumentative because since childhood she has begged for attention, which she so desperately needed because of the addition of Bianca to the family. Before the addition of Bianca she was a well mannered child. It seems to be making it quite clear that Katherina is a girl who desperately wants love and who doesn't know how to go about getting it (Asimov, 454). She must lash out the only way she knows how to by being disruptive and unladylike. By this piece of evidence alone I can hardly be accused of anti-feminism. Kates actions and attitudes are a direct reflection of her fathers raising of her. Therefore,