In general, while the husband and the wife conduct the marriage relationship after the wedding, the courtship relationship is negotiated between the future husband and the father of the future wife.
As such, marriage becomes a transaction involving the transfer of money.
As a romantic comedy, the play focuses principally on the romantic relationships between men and women as they develop from initial interest into marriage.
In this respect, the play is a typical romantic comedy.
However, unlike other Shakespearean comedies, The Taming of the Shrew does not conclude its examination of love and marriage with the wedding.
Rather, it offers a significant glimpse into the future lives of married couples, one that serves to round out its exploration of the social dimension of love.
While these ideas of male domination have remained a constant throughout the years, however recently there has been a change toward equality.
I will do this via textual analysis (by selecting relevant segments of text and giving my detailed opinion on what Shakespeare's intentions are in relation to utilising the text and what ideas he might be trying to convey.In many of Shakespeare’s comedies, we see people from all social ranks being portrayed – from the highest of nobles, to the lowest of servants.In cases of male friendship, there is a common pattern to see friendship develop through master-servant relationships, which aid and benefit each other.Tranio possesses an impressive arsenal of wit and character.He possesses a persuasive tongue and furthermore has the ability to transform into other personas at any time he sees fit. Middle it is evident that the likelihood of his dream materialising is very slim because Bianca and Katarina do not feel anything towards him and furthermore Petruchio and Lucentio eclipse him. This is made evident via the fact Hortenensio is rejected by Bianca, physically assaulted by Katarina and belittled by his widow," He that is giddy thinks the world turns round".