"As are the swelling Adriatic seas:
I come to wive it wealthily in Padua;
If wealthily, then happily in Padua.
See in text (Act I - Scene 2)
Petruchio sets up his motives within these lines. He has come to Padua to marry a rich wife regardless of her disposition, physicality, or internal makeup. Petruchio claims to not care about love and only care about money. In this sense, Petruchio establishes himself as a character that needs to be "tamed" just as much as Katherina does: while she needs to learn kindness, Petruchio needs to learn affection.
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