Male ideas on courtshipdating in taming of the shrew
Their conversation about the hunt seamlessly becomes a conversation about Christopher Sly lying drunk and dead to the world in front of them.
The Lord describes him in a dehumanising way, calling him a ‘monstrous beast’ and comparing him to a ‘swine’.
Hunting with falcons is thought to have been a pursuit of the upper classes.
As this is the most obvious thing to link the frame story and the main play it suggests that these kinds of power dynamics are a key concern for Shakespeare in the play.
Katherina is similarly dehumanised on several occasions.
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