He immediately falls in love with Bianca when he sees her for the first time, without having spoken a single word to her; he falls in love with the picture of Bianca as he wants to see her. Petruccio is marrying any woman with a large dowry.
Tillyard, E. While Hortensio uses music to mask his wooing, Lucentio uses Latin. I will compound this strife.
Katherine and Petruccio seem, at first, to be the only characters that are true to themselves, as they are both outspoken and frank. This thesis will follow the stage history of The Taming of the Shrew, focussing on the dramatic development and treatment of the heroine, Katherine.
Dash, Irene G. Now pray thee, love, stay. Nay, I will give thee a kiss.
By contrasting the two concepts of love throughout the play and by presenting the conventional love between Bianca and her wooers as deceptive and superficial, Shakespeare speaks out in clearly favour of the unconventional concept of love present in the relationship between Petruchio and Katherina.