Baptista is the wheeling and dealing father in search of suitable husbands for his daughters, Bianca and Katherine. Baptista treats marriage like a business his girls go to the highest bidders and he's not above taking a bribe or two from any suitor looking to get on his good side. like pimps.Baptistas business comes back to bite him when two of Bianca's suitors dress up like tutors and infiltrate his home. Bianca runs off and elopes with one of these characters, making dear old dad look like a chump. Baptista is also punished for favoring Bianca and failing to see that his little princess is not the good girl that she appears to be.
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