What happened to Sly?
This was the first time that I read The Taming of the Shrew and I found it to be quite humorous. One of the funniest scenes in the play in my mind was the opening scene with Christopher Sly. I find it curious that there was no conclusion to his story in The Shrew. Although there was a conclusion in the appendix for A Shrew. I enjoyed the fact that when Sly woke up outside the pub he was not upset about not being a lord, he was more excited to go home and tame his own wife.
I also found it interesting that this was such a universal tale - that transcends cultures. With the Irish people having over one hundred variations of this story about taming a difficult wife. It amazes me more than a dozen cultures have similar stories.
One part of the story that I found strange was when Vincentio arrived in Padua and the deception was exposed - I found it hard to believe that Baptista could handle it so well that he had been fooled in to giving his prized daughter away to liar. I guess he just was happy she married someone rich in the end. Obviously he showed some dedication to their love by the lenghts he was willing to go to get it.