Restoration era was between 1660 A.D and 1700 A.D. It was during the reign of Charles II. Upon the death of Oliver Cromwell (a Puritan), Charles and his entourage returned from exile in 1660. Monarchy was restored by installing Charles II as their ruler. It was during this time that theatres were brought back which was once barred by the Puritans.
Iago hates the moor for not giving the lieutenancy that he so well deserves. Atop resentment, Iago feels jealousy for Othello’s suspicious relationship with Emilia, Iago’s wife (McCloskey). The culmination of these feelings results in a plan to destroy Othello and everything that he stands for. Iago attacks Othello’s love for Desdemona by turning “her virtue into pitch, and out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all.” (2.3.336). His lies cause himself to look like the only honest person Othello knows.
It is a story of how Petruchio, the money-grubbing wife hunter, transforms the aggressive and bad-tempered Katherine Minola into an obedient, honey-tounge trophy wife. Written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1594, it's one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies. It is also one of his most controversial works as well. The Taming of the Shrew has been criticized for its representation of abusive behavior and misogynistic attitudes toward women, and the play has pretty much been dogged since it was first performed. There is a lot of evidence that Shrew made, even Shakespeare's contemporary audiences more than a little squeamish.
The comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, is a play by William Shakespeare made in 1612 for the queen of England. It is concerned with deceptive relationships between persons in 1600th Italy, where the count, Claudio’s, marriage with the vineyard owner Leonato’s daughter Hero is spoiled by his “friend” Don John. The play deals with love, class, and honor for instance and many consider it one of Shakespeare’s best plays. The comedy has an omniscient point of view, which means that the viewer gets to know more than one character’s story throughout the play. Therefore, the conflict is more nuanced compared to a story with a limited point of view and the characters’ actions are more easily understood since the viewer knows the motives behind some acts.
The sentimental comedy is that Tellheim must overcome his moral trials which include bribing the saxons and feeling he is unworthy of Minna 's love. It is for this reason that the play falls into line with the comedies of the Deutsche Schaubȕhne and can ultimately be categorized as a comedy. Minna von Barnhelm has been hailed by the Goethe institution as “ein glänzendes Meteor” and has been claimed as the greatest comedy in the German Language. In accordance to this information, it has also been disputed whether or not the humor lies within the characters or the plot. One may argue that, as the reader studies this play is becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the humorous scenes through the interaction of the characters.
Chris Wiley, in his essay, “Fooling Around: The Court Jesters of Shakespeare” divides the fools into three categories: ‘Clowns’, who turn farce into precise science, ‘Dunces’, who use their lack of intelligence as the medium of human and the princes of fooling, and ‘court jesters’ who turn fooling around into a respectable position. He calls the jester, a ‘restrained down” and an “educated dunces”. Critic Roger Ellis has observed that the fools were frequently given the reign to comment on society and their action changes the social view, Shakespearean fools demonstrate a subversive potential. Critic Roberta Mullini argued that such characters can be constructed as disrupting the traditional
It is undeniable that the men in the play are shallow and self-centred, seeing only what they want to see (“But in the other’s silence do I see maid’s mild behaviour and sobriety,” 1.1.70-71) and dismiss all that is unpleasant or does not fit into their image of a good woman (“this proud disdainful haggard,” 4.2.39).Yet Petruchio sees and accepts Katherina for all that she is and has to offer. Instead, he seems to make up for this sensitivity by acting and speaking in a more ‘macho’ way that I would say taps into his own ‘imagination’ which he later shows and convinces Katherina to do as
There are contrasting opinions about Cathy Ames within the characters from Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden, some of which are her neighbors whom she left them behind with "a scent of sweetness” (Steinbeck; Ch. 8); then there are other characters who thought of her as an inhuman monster who manipulates to do evil and destroy someone’s life. Her beauty does not reflect her actions, making her an innocent illusion, sugar coated, with despicable sprinkles, and poisonous filling. She mostly has evil intentions behind every - even good - action. Cathy can be nice and do good actions, but only with a selfish reason behind it, which shows how Steinbeck portrayed distorted evil in a woman and how this façade is all revealed and hated.
The play therapeutically elucidates the mischief that may theoretically derive from a life of solemnity and thoughtlessness. The play appears to be a simplistic comedy, and indeed it may be, featuring the typical characters and conventions expected. Moreover, Twelfth Night follows the traditional structure and form of a comedy with its pleasant resolution. In contrast, Malvolio assures the audience that the complexity of the play is much greater then what first meets the eye. It promises spectators that the theme of hierarchy is purposefully intertwined in the plot to elevate knowledge of the disturbing reminder of
Spotlighting on the Dark Comic Comedy during Shakespeare’s time was a little different from the comedy that we know today. The comedy in Shakespeare’s time was more of a story that had a happy ending. It also emphasizes on the current situation than the life of a character. It is visible in the play Measure for Measure when the ruler slowly became tempted by the nun which signified corruption in the system. There were also times when the mood became light and made the audience laugh, which also shows comedy in the story.