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Lies, Deceit and Class Conflict in "The Taming of the Shrew"

Summary: Differing language among characters represents the differences between social classes in "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare. The characters, especially Katharina, disguise their personalities, which Shakespeare uses to reveal their foibles and add to the play's farcial humor.
How does Shakespeare present deception and disguise in "The Taming of the Shrew"?

From the title of the play it is clear that the play will contain certain elements of deception and disguise as it is referring to Katharina as a shrew though this is intended as a metaphor to describe Katharina it is essentially a form of disguise. In the induction the theme of deceit and disguise is strongly asserted, this scene also suggests that maybe Shakespeare is questioning our notions of class. For a prime example of the differing use of language used to show someone's respectability and social stature look at the differing uses of language by Sly before and after his supposed transformation into a lord.

When Sly is introduced he speaks threateningly and vulgar, for example "I'll feeze you in faith" this is his...

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