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ENG 205 - The Taming of the Shrew (Grigg)

a research guide for English 205 (Grigg)

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Check out the resource below to learn more about your topic.

Analyzing The Taming of the Shrew

Questions to Ask Yourself

Magnifying Glass

What is the setting? (place and time)

What is the atmosphere? (historical / sociological)

How is the story told? (narrative / point of view)

What language is used? (style, tone, and irony)

Who are the main characters? (protagonist / antagonist / others)

Are there symbols used? (symbols)

How does the plot help the reader understand the theme?

What is the dramatic moment?  What is the conflict?

What is the moment of climax? (turning point / illumination / understanding)

How does the play end? (resolution)