I love this play! I love Kate, I love Petruchio, I love their brawls, I love their tender moments, I love the beginning, middle, and the end!
I understand that in today's world the idea of a woman being "tamed" by a man can be a bit of an unwelcome plot. But love *does* tame people, and there really is no greater gift that spouses can give one another than love, respect, honor, and civility, and there is nothing wrong with asking to be treated decently. Petruchio tames Kate, sure. But you can bet that Kate will tame Petruchio, too, and heaven knows he needs it! :-)