In general, while the husband and the wife conduct the marriage relationship after the wedding, the courtship relationship is negotiated between the future husband and the father of the future wife.As such, marriage becomes a transaction involving the transfer of money.The characters I have selected are Tranio, Hortensio, Lucentio and Petruchio because I feel they play more significant roles in the play then any of the other male characters due to the fact that three of them are suitors and that one dramatically influences how the play develops.I will do this via textual analysis (by selecting relevant segments of text and giving my detailed opinion on what Shakespeare's intentions are in relation to utilising the text and what ideas he might be trying to convey.
In cases of male friendship, there is a common pattern to see friendship develop through master-servant relationships, which aid and benefit each other.
In the "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, the characters Petruchio and Katherine were a couple who faced lots of problems before they fell in love.
In the movie "A Walk To Remember”, Landon and Jamie were a couple and in love too, even though Jamie had cancer and would soon die.
While these ideas of male domination have remained a constant throughout the years, however recently there has been a change toward equality.
Males continually want to be the best, being a distinct priority in their lives.