Thistla: Blades with groove in the middle of to collect the blood and lead it down into the handle of the blade so that not a drop would go to waste. Practical for sorcerers and people who practice bloodmagic.
A major theme in The Taming of the Shrew is transformation. There are various examples of it such as physical disguise, changes in attitude and behavior, and psychological changes. Lucentio disguises himself as a tutor and Tranio his servant dresses up as him to fulfill his duties. Kate transforms from a shrew into an obedient wife and her whole mind set changes.
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