Taming of the Shrew, Diane Ciesla, Dan Souther...
Taming of the Shrew, Diane Ciesla, Dan Southern, 1983 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shakespeare is a wonderful author. There are many works of his that I enjoyed reading.

BUT, there is one work of his that every time it is so much as mentioned I get uncomfortable.

The work being Taming Of The Shrew.

The story line revolves around a woman who is strong willed and has short temper. Her father is worried she will never find a good husband because of her temper.

Along comes a man who agrees to marry her in order to get his hands on the money her father would give.

This man takes her home, abuses her, keeps her hungry, does every thing possible to break her will, till she gives up and becomes obedient.

After which he takes her to parties and gives her orders so that he can show to everyone what an obedient wife he has!

The book left such a sour taste in my mouth.

Big NO from my side.