In the begining of the play Christopher who is a drunk beggar is kidnaped by a lord who tricks him. He makes christopher think he is one of the head roylaty and everyone played along as if he was sly who was pretending he was in a coma. "Am I a lord and have I such a lady? Or do I dream? Or have I dream'd till now? I do not sleep: I see, I hear, I speak; I smell sweet savours, and I feel soft things. Upon my life, I am a lord indeed, And not a tinker, nor Christopher Sly. Well, bring our lady hither to our sight; And once again, a pot o' th' smallest ale."
Tension begins when the Lucentio sees the daughter of Baptista and Biancia walking with her servant who is Trania. Horetensia claim her father says that she will not be married until her older daughter is first. "Marry, sir, to get a husband for her sister." Hortensio
)"Lucentio talks to Petruchio about trying to marry Katherina. So in hopes he can get Blanca to marry him short after. Petruchio agrees and wants to tame her. Whate'er I read to her, I'll plead for you As for my patron, stand you so assur'd,... (I,2,702)
Luciento can speak to bianca while she is alone. While Katherine is with Petruchio. He wants to make Bianca fall for him. 'Hic ibat' as I told you before- 'Simois' I am Lucentio- 'hic est' son unto Vincentio of Pisa- 'Sigeia tellus' disguised...
Meanwhile Peutruchio started controling the relationship and and he starts abusing her mentally and verbally. He will even go pyshical to get a point across with her. He beleives she also needs to be tamed. "PETRUCHIO Well, I say no. And therefore, for assurance Let's each one send unto his wife, And he whose wife is most obedient To come at first when he doth send for her Shall win the wager which we will propose. (5.2.67-71)"
The story comes to end and the shrew is considered "tamed" and she tells the women in the audience to listen to their husbands and treat them like king. This shows the brainwashing given at the time. Peturchio congratulates her and how respectful she is towards him. But that our soft conditions and our heartsShould well agree with our external parts? (V.ii.169–172)