He follows the renaissance beliefs that women can be shaped and formed to mans will.
This belief is the reason that he is willing to marry Kate even though she does not posses the qualities valued during the time.
The first ploy at making Kate an obedient wife is made immediately following the wedding ceremony.
Petruchio will not permit Kate to attend her wedding feast but claims his property.
Petruchio uses his wit to try to woo Kate and make her willing to marry him.
When Petruchio first meets Kate he calls her virtuous and fair claiming that he has heard of mildness praised in every town and that this has given him reason to woo her.
From early on in a young girls life she is taught that she is inferior to man.
Wedding services during renaissance times even required the woman to vow to be agreeable and cheerful towards her husband.
The next ploy at taming Kate comes when Petruchio arrives at his home with his new wife.
When Kate denies what Petruchio has said he starts a battle of wits in which he contradicts everything she says.
Although at the end of this Kate still is not impressed with Petruchio, he tells her father that they will be married. This is a common example of arranged marriage during renaissance times in which a father and a man agree upon terms of a marriage.
When a woman in the renaissance became widowed, often due to the great age difference caused by the need of the husband to establish himself, she often inherited the business and was allowed to continue to run the business on her own.
People in the renaissance also believed that woman was created by God with the sole purpose of serving and obeying man.
This marriage also is an example of how in renaissance times marriages were not built on love.