The Taming of the Shrew

describe/paraphrase or quote a scene segment that involves the character.

what does the above action tell us about the character?


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Petruchio: Come, come, you wasp, i’faith you are too angry.

Katherine: If I be waspish, best beware my sting.

Petruchio: My remedy is then to pluck it out.

Katherine: Ay, if the fool could find where it lies.

Petruchio: Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? In his tail.

Katherine: In his tongue.

Petruchio: Whose tongue?

Katherine: Yours, if you talk of tales, and so farewell.

Petruchio: What, with my tongue in your tail?

This scene is the first between Petruchio and Kate. In this scene we can see that Katherine is witty, quick on her feet, easily angered, and unbending.


The Taming of the Shrew