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Any pros and cons?

on September 2, 2012

Thus have I politicly begun my reign And ’tis my hope to end successfully.

My falcon now is sharp and passing empty; And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged,

For then she never looks upon her lure. Another way I have to man my haggard,

To make her come and know her keeper’s call, That is, to watch her, as we watch these kites

That bate and beat and will not be obedient. She eat no meat today, nor none shall eat;

Last night she slept not, nor tonight she shall not; As with the meat, some undeserved fault

I’ll find about the making of the bed; And here I’ll fling the pillow, there the bolster,

This way the coverlet, another way the sheets: Ay, and amid this hurly I intend

That all is done in reverend care of her; And in conclusion she shall watch all night:

And if she chance to nod I’ll rail and brawl And with the clamour keep her still awake.

This is a way to kill a wife with kindness; And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humor.

He that knows better how to tame a shrew, Now let him speak: ’tis charity to shew.

 

1. Why would people be in favour of this? Support your answer.

2. Why would people be against this? Support your answer.

3. What would be a neutral position to this statement? Explain your answer.

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8 responses to “Any pros and cons?

  1. Decklan says:

    1. People would be in favor of this as the husband is trying to “kill her with kindness” rather than be a complete looser and not think of how she feels at all.
    2. Some people might be against this as it is an extreme form of love and there are much easier ways of doing this.
    3. People might think this is extreme, but many people think it is an appropriate response. Its all up to the individual and you.

  2. Jeremy says:

    1. Because now she will know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of bad behaviour. Some people believe that you treat others the way you want to be treated. So therefore Katherina was asking for it.
    2. Because it’s downright mean and because he was being mean to his servants as well as Katherina. Some people believe two wrongs don’t make a right. So Katherina won’t learn her lesson.
    3. A neutral persons statement will be “do what you like” because they are giving them the choice and neither agreeing or disagreeing with them.

  3. Shanae says:

    1. Why would people be in favour of this? Support your answer.

    People may be in favour of this treatment because they believe Kate deserves to be treated that way because of how rude and nasty she has been in the past. What goes around comes around sort of theory. Also because this sort of treatment in the long run is supposed to make Kate a better person: “This is a way to kill a wife with kindness; And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humor.”

    2. Why would people be against this? Support your answer.

    People would be against this sort of behaviour because it is cruel to starve your wife and not let her sleep. It is pretty disgusting behaviour.

    3. What would be a neutral position to this statement? Explain your answer

    Being able to eat is a basic human right, thus Kate should be allowed to eat, at least I think that is pretty neutral.

  4. Madeline says:

    1. People might be in favour of this because of how out of control Kate was when she started off by being very mean to those around her.

    2. People might be against this because it is not nice to not let someone eat or sleep these are basic human rights.

    3. A neutral decision would be to let her have her basic human rights, there is other ways to punish someone.

  5. Joshua says:

    1. People might be in favour because Kate was mean all this time so she deserves it.

    2.People would be against this because its mean and extremely bad to do something like that.

    3.She should be allowed to eat and sleep and do all these natural things, that would be a neutral decision.

  6. Mary says:

    1. People would be in favour of this because they are for Kate getting tamed. This is a lesson to be taught to Kate. “This is a way to kill a wife with kindness.” She needs to be tamed and this is the way Petruchio will go about it.

    2. “She eat no meat today” , “Lat night she slept not nor tonight she shall not.” People would not be in favour of this because its cruel to not look after your wife the way you have promised with your vows.

    3. A Neutral persons position to this might be to harsh for your wife.

  7. Kadesha says:

    1. Why would people be in favour of this? Support your answer.
    – because Kate stated off to be a horrid person to everyone.

    2. Why would people be against this? Support your answer.
    – because starving your wife and treating is disgusting.

    3. What would be a neutral position to this statement? Explain your answer.
    – Kate should be able to eat, sleep and do what she pleases like everyone else.

  8. Eden says:

    1. because kate was an awful person to everyone around her
    2. no matter how crazy your wife is you should not starve hem and treat them like animals
    3. she should be allowed to eat what she likes and not be treated like that.

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