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THE WORDS SAY IT ALL…

on September 2, 2012

Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
Thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee,
And for thy maintenance commits his body
To painful labour both by sea and land,
To watch the night in storms, the day in cold,
Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and safe,
And craves no other tribute at thy hands
But love, fair looks, and true obedience,
Too little payment for so great a debt.
. . .
My mind hath been as big as one of yours,
My heart as great, my reason haply more,
To bandy word for word and frown for frown;
But now I see our lances are but straws,
Our strength as weak, our weakness past compare,
That seeming to be most which we indeed least are.
Then vail your stomachs, for it is no boot,
And place your hands below your husband’s foot,
In token of which duty, if he please,
My hand is ready, may it do him ease.

 

 

1. Make a claim for the verses you have just read from Katherina’s mouth.

2. What evidence do you have within the verses that support this?

3. Ask a question related to this claim. Think about what a good question looks/sounds like.

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8 responses to “THE WORDS SAY IT ALL…

  1. Decklan says:

    1. Katerina has been “tamed” so to speak.
    2.There is evidence of this as she was a shrew who would do nothing for any man. Now she is saying things like, “Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
    Thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee”.
    3. Has Katerina really been tamed or is it all an act for her father and sister?

  2. Kadesha says:

    1. Make a claim for the verses you have just read from Katherina’s mouth
    – Because she was ‘tamed’.

    2. What evidence do you have within the verses that support this?
    – ‘Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
    Thy head, thy sovereign, one that cares for thee’

    3. Ask a question related to this claim. Think about what a good question looks/sounds like.
    – Was Katerina really inlove with him or was she just pretending so he would treat her nicely?

  3. Jeremy says:

    1. Make a claim for the verses you have just read from Katherina’s mouth.
    – She is saying why you need to respect your husband

    2. What evidence do you have within the verses that support this?
    – Thy husband is thy lord. She says this because her husband is the boss in that marriage.

    3. Ask a question related to this claim. Think about what a good question looks/sounds like.
    – Why is Katherina acting like this has she been tamed or is it all an act?

  4. Shanae says:

    1. Make a claim for the verses you have just read from Katherina’s mouth.

    The verse is talking about a woman’s duty to her husband. This shows that Kate has in fact been ‘tamed’.

    2. What evidence do you have within the verses that support this?

    “place your hands below your husband’s foot,
    In token of which duty, if he please,
    My hand is ready, may it do him ease.”
    This shows that Kate believes it is a woman’s job is to serve her husband and that he is the head in the relationship.

    3. Ask a question related to this claim. Think about what a good question looks/sounds like.

    Do you agree with the roles of men and women described in this verse? Why/Why not?

  5. Madeline says:

    1. In this verse Katherina is explaining how she has been “tamed”

    2. My hand is ready, may it do him ease.
    I think this is her saying she is ready for the relationship now.

    3. Does Katherina really love him or is it just an act she puts on to get what she wants then she will go back to her old self?

  6. Joshua says:

    1.It is explaining how Katherina has been in fact “tamed”.

    2.When it says “My hand is ready, may it do him ease”. it shows that she is ready, and is no longer the angry antisocial that she was previously.

    3.Is it all an act to cheat everyone and deceive them into believing that she has been “tamed”

  7. Mary says:

    1. Make a claim for the verses you have just read from Katherina’s mouth.

    Katherina was tamed to say this.

    2. What evidence do you have within the verses that support this?

    “Thy husband is thy Lord, thy life, thy keeper, thy lead, thy sovereign, one that cares”,
    “But love, fair looks, and true obedience, too little payment for so great a debt.”
    This is the evidence.

    3. Ask a question related to this claim. Think about what a good question looks/sounds like.

    Katherina is inlove with Petruchio but why is she not showing any affection towards him?

  8. Eden says:

    1. Katarina believes that we should obey our husband’s orders because we owe them great debt, for they work hard to keep us safe and happy.
    2. Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and safe, and craves no other tribute at thy hands but love, fair looks, and true obedience, too little payment for so great at debt.
    3. Do you believe what Katarina is saying is true? Take into account our modern society.

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