The fake tutor
The Worlds worst woman tamer
Hortensio is Petruchio's best friend. He is also in love with Bianca and dresses up like a tutor to get closer to her. Even though he's interested in Bianca he doesn't stand a chance of getting her. It is clear from the beginning that Bianca is interested in Lucentio. After a while he gets fed up with Bianca's loose behavior and he marries the widow. To do that he ran off to Petruchio's school of taming where he learns how to keep his more experienced wife in line. The thing is, that Hortensio doesn't really learn how to tame anything and the widow ends up playing the dominant role in their relationship.