Baptista Minola

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Baptista Minola is the rich father of Bianca, his favorite, and Kate, who he is not so fond of. Baptista is a little superficial and believes that his oldest daughter Kate should be married before Bianca. He treats marriage as a business deal and decides that his daughters will go to whoever offers the highest bid. Finding Kate a husband is difficult because of her hot temper especially towards the men who are looking to marry her. His daughter's behavior is caused by the much nicer way he treats Bianca. His treatment towards her has caused her to become jealous of Bianca. Although he likes Bianca much better, in the end he sees that Kate is the more obedient wife