The Taming of the Shrew

with absurd observation about the sun does petruchio insist that kate agree?

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I am not finding this in Scene One. Are you sure you have the right scene?

Its act 4 scene 5


Taming of the shrew

Petruchio insists that she agree to his declaration that the moon shines bright in the sky.....

"Come on, i' God’s name, once more toward our father’s.

Good Lord, how bright and goodly shines the moon!"

He says this even though they are riding in the bright, daylight hours of sunshine. Petruchio refuses to travel on to Kate's father's house until she agrees with his absurd observation..... which she does. :-D


Now, by my mother’s son, and that’s myself,

It shall be moon, or star, or what I list,

Or e'er I journey to your father’s house.

(to servants) Go on, and fetch our horses back again.—

Evermore crossed and crossed, nothing but crossed!


Now, by my mother’s son, and that’s me, it will be moon or star or whatever I want before I’ll travel to your father’s house. (to servants) Go return our horses.— Constantly contradicted and contradicted, and nothing but contradicted!


(to KATHERINE) Say as he says, or we shall never go.


(to KATHERINE) Say what he wants or we’ll never go.


Forward, I pray, since we have come so far,

And be it moon, or sun, or what you please.

An if you please to call it a rush candle,

Henceforth I vow it shall be so for me.


Taming of the Shrew