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Which of the three husbands wins the wager in The Taming of the Shrew?

Last Updated: 5th January, 2020

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Characters: Katherine Minola, Gremio, Petruchi

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In respect to this, what does Kate say to Bianca and the widow?

Kate Gives A Speech ' She admits that she was once like Bianca and the widow, 'My mind hath been as big as one of yours,' but she then changed and now willingly obeys her husband's every wish, as a good wife should.

Also, how many acts are in Taming of the Shrew? five acts

Subsequently, question is, who is the widow in Taming of the Shrew?

Widow. A Widow, daughter to Baptista, has been wooing Hortensio for some time. She is kind rather than beautiful, though not so obedient as Hortensio might wish. She has a slightly sharp tongue, and is quite willing to trade barbs with Katherina.

Is Kate tamed by the end of the play?

At the end of the play, Katherina is not, necessarily, tamed – she just realizes what she must to do in order to get the things she wants. The audience is aware that Kate knows Petruchio is using this 'obedience' strategy as a way to tame Kate and that she seems to have caught on to his tactic.

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