Hortensio is from Padua, he wants to be with Bianca and marry her. But before he can marry her, Bianca's older sister, Kate has to be married. So Hortensio leads his best friend Petruccio into marring Kate, the older sister, but only for the families money. So both Hortensio and his friend disguise them selves as music teachers; hortensio's disguise name was Litio. Hortensio's friend Petruccio was the only one who was eventful, he ended up marrying Kate. Hortensio, unfortunately, was not able to marry Bianca. After being turned down by Bianca, Hortensio marries a widow. Petruccio had tamed his wife Kate to not be so much of a "shrew", and people could not believe him. Hortensio goes to see how his best friend tames Kate, then tries to use the same techniques to tame his wife. In the end Hortensio cannot tame his wife.