Per instruction sheet: Love is a secondary aspect of marriage in Taming of the Shrew. T of the Shrew focuses on the idea that you can get far in life if you marry rich. Notice the methods of courtship with the story; how do these men win (or try to win) the affections of the women they desire (include quotes to support your answer). Focus on the men trying to do the wooing, their methods in wooing these women, and their motives for wanting to woo these women to begin with.
Moreover, the play focuses on how courtship affects not just the lovers themselves, but also their parents, their servants, and their friends. 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. Focus on how “marriage as an economic institution” affects those outside of the lucky couple.
Quotes should deal directly with characters hoping to marry rich/are marrying rich, reactions from others on those characters marrying rich, and NOT on characters who are marrying for other reasons.
4 pages no more than 5 pages – Focus on paragraph structure, each particular theme is a paragraph. When you want to begin talking about a different character in reference to a theme, you begin a new paragraph. QUOTES: The use of quotes is paramount for the grade. With the length of the essay, 6 quotes are necessary for proper support of the theme. The quotes must not exceed 4 lines in length and should be placed in block quote formation if they exceed 2 lines. Less than 2 lines use the back-slash format of Shakespeare quotation.
“This story shall the good man teach his son/And Crispan Crispian shall ne’er go by,” (HenryV, Act IV, Scene 3, Lines 103-104).
Typed, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins. No title page or header. Wants to open to the first page of the essay and immediately see the introductory paragraph.