Disguise as a form of Deceit
The Taming of the Shrew
Disguises changes perspective and causes trouble, mistrust, and unhappiness in one's self
Quote: Act 1 scene 1
You will be schoolmaster;And undertake the teaching of the maid:That's your device.
It is: may it be done?
Not possible; for who shall bear your part,And be in Padua here Vincentio's son;Keep house and ply his book, welcome his friends;Visit his countrymen and banquet them?
Quote: Act 3 Scene 1
LUCENTIO(DISGUISED AS CAMBIO)
'Hic ibat,' as I told you before, 'Simois,' I am
Lucentio, 'hic est,' son unto Vincentio of Pisa,
'Sigeia tellus,' disguised thus to get your love;
'Hic steterat,' and that Lucentio that comes
a-wooing, 'Priami,' is my man Tranio, 'regia,'
bearing my port, 'celsa senis,' that we might
beguile the old pantaloon.
Now let me see if I can construe it: 'Hic ibat
Simois,' I know you not, 'hic est Sigeia tellus,' I
trust you not; 'Hic steterat Priami,' take heed
he hear us not, 'regia,' presume not, 'celsa senis,'
Quotes: Act 4 Scene 2
God save you, sir!
And you, sir! you are welcome.Travel you far on, or are you at the farthest?
Sir, at the farthest for a week or two:But then up farther, and as for as Rome;And so to Tripoli, if God lend me life.
What countryman, I pray?
Of Mantua, sir? marry, God forbid!And come to Padua, careless of your life?
'Tis death for any one in MantuaTo come to Padua. Know you not the cause?Your ships are stay'd at Venice, and the duke;For private quarrel 'twixt your duke and him,Hath publish'd and proclaim'd it openly;'Tis, marvel, but that you are but newly come,
You might have heard it else proclaim'd about.
To save your life in this extremity;This favour will I do you for his sake;And think it not the worst of an your fortunes that you are like to Sir Vincentio.His name and credit shall you undertake;And in my house you shall be friendly lodged:Look that you take upon you as you should;You understand me, sir: so shall you stay till you have done your business in the city:If this be courtesy, sir, accept of it.
O sir, I do; and will repute you ever
The patron of my life and liberty.
Quote: Act 5 Scene 1
Sir, what are you that offer to beat my servant?
What am I, sir! nay, what are you, sir? O immortal gods! O fine villain! A silken doublet! a velvet hose! a scarlet cloak! and a copatain hat! O, I am undone! I am undone! while I play the good husband at home, my son and my servant spend all at
How now! what's the matter?
What, is the man lunatic?
Sir, you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit, but your words show you a madman. Why, sir, what 'cerns it you if I wear pearl and gold? I thank my good father, I am able to maintain it.
Thy father! O villain! he is a sailmaker in Bergamo.
You mistake, sir, you mistake, sir. Pray, what doyou think is his name?
His name! as if I knew not his name: I have brought him up ever since he was three years old, and hisname is Tranio.
Away, away, mad ass! his name is Lucentio and he is mine only son, and heir to the lands of me, Signior Vincentio.
Lucentio! O, he hath murdered his master! Lay hold on him, I charge you, in the duke's name. O, my son, my son! Tell me, thou villain, where is my son Lucentio?
Call forth an officer.
Enter one with an Officer
Carry this mad knave to the gaol. Father Baptista,
I charge you see that he be forthcoming.