The Taming of the Shrew

Katharina and domination

is kate ultimately dominated at the end, or does she retain her toughness?

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It is impossible to truly know, and her final monologue is a masterpiece of potential doublespeak. For instance, her lines indicate that she has capitulated to male dominance, but they can be interpreted as dripping with irony. Furthermore, she has the longest monologue in the entire play, giving her the most important role, which hints at the opposite of sexism.