Petruchio vs Romeo Romeo Romeo Juliet From last
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Petruchio vs. Romeo
Romeo – “Romeo + Juliet” From last lesson we learned that: • Romeo is a romantic • Loves being in love • Wants to be in a relationship for the sake of being in a relationship. • Meets a woman who is prettier than his first crush and instantly loves her without meeting or talking first.
Petruchio -“Taming of the Shrew” • • • Boastful (likes to brag) Selfish Materialistic (wants lots of money and expensive things) Determined to be his wife’s lord and master He also loves her Katherine and realizes on some level that domestic harmony would be good for both of them.
Compare the Characters Romeo • Romantic • Wants to be in love • Falls in love without meeting women • Poetic • Goes to extremes to show affection • Dies Petruchio • Selfish • Wants to marry a rich woman • Loves a woman based on her money • Witty • Insulting to show affection • Lives happily ever after
How to write about them together Give some details about one character and then use words such as “however”, “on the other hand”, “meanwhile”, “though”. For Example: The character Romeo from “Romeo and Juliet” is a hopelessly romantic character who easily falls in love with beautiful women. However, Petruchio from “Taming of the shrew” is a witty character who wants to marry a rich lady.
Context Romeo Lives in Verona (city in Northern Italy) Time is the Renaissance (fourteenth or fifteenth century) Is a descendent of the Montagues – a rich and powerful family where marriage was important to securing their power and status in society.
Context Petruchio Lived in Verona Travelled to Padua and got married Time is the Renaissance (fourteenth or fifteenth century)
Issues in Romeo + Juliet The forcefulness of love Love as a cause of violence The individual versus society The inevitability of fate Young love
Issues in Taming of the Shrew Marriage as an Economic Institution – Marriage for social advancement The Effect of Social Roles on Individual – men and womens’ roles Domestication – Men as the head of the house, women cooked, cleaned, and had children