By Gordon Korman
While luckless Raymond Jardine turns into Sean Delancey's eleventh-grade-English venture accomplice, he persuades Sean's grandfather to pose as a long-deceased, vague Canadian poet, with the intention to cross the path and win a holiday to a sumptuous Greek island.
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His lack of depth serves two distinct purposes. First it makes it impossible to identify with him and, in turn, makes Lucentio’s plan to best him quite comic. Rather than doing Gremio’s bidding as he is supposed to do when, disguised as a tutor, he enters the Minola household, we know Lucentio will be advancing his own case as Bianca’s suitor. We have little sympathy for Gremio. Instead, we smile to see such a ridiculous old man exercising such poor judgment in his quest for a beautiful young girl.
Gremio, Lucentio (disguised), Petruchio, Hortensio (disguised), Tranio (disguised), and Biondello enter. Petruchio announces his intent to court Kate and presents Hortensio (disguised as Litio) as a music tutor to the two women. Seeing Baptista’s easy acceptance of Litio’s services, Gremio quickly advances his man, Cambio (the disguised Lucentio), as a scholar for Baptista’s daughters. He, too, is welcomed into the house. Tranio announces himself as a suitor for Bianca; then the two tutors are taken inside to begin their work.