The Taming of the Shrew

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Tailor Character Analysis

Petruchio hires the tailor to make a custom dress for Katherine to wear to Bianca's wedding banquet. However, he rejects the dress in order to tease Katherine, as part of his ongoing effort to tame her. Petruchio is rude to the tailor, but has Hortensio tell him that he will at least get paid after all his effort.
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Tailor Character Timeline in The Taming of the Shrew

The timeline below shows where the character Tailor appears in The Taming of the Shrew. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 4, Scene 3
Gender and Misogyny Theme Icon
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...Katherine will celebrate Bianca's upcoming marriage at her father's house, and he brings in a tailor and a haberdasher with clothes for Katherine. The haberdasher presents a hat, but Petruchio rejects... (full context)
Gender and Misogyny Theme Icon
Theater, Performance, and Identity Theme Icon
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...am no child, no babe," (iv.3.79) but he sends the haberdasher off and asks the tailor to show them Katherine's gown. As with the hat, he acts as if the gown... (full context)