Christopher Marlowe's Hamlet And The Tragical History Of Doctor Faustus Analysis

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Throughout the course of the semester so far a vast majority of the plays we have read held tragic tones. Except, upon further exploration one might notice that some of these plays were not shy to include comedy in them as well. Often times the comedy in these plays were in a brief scene or a passage and not evident throughout the whole duration of the play. Then on the other hand some writers use comedy sprinkled throughout the whole duration of the play. However, the comedy is also always not fully something one might laugh at it is more often in a line of "grim humor." For example, the use of comedy is present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and in Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus too, for similar and different ways of usage. Famous poet, and play writer William Shakespeare is not shy to include comedic moments into his overpowering tragic plays. Shakespeare is a very serious writer who often has intense, fast pace plots. Therefore, he will often include a brief comedic moment to lighten the mood. Though these moments are quick scenes they help to make light of a dark moment just to temporarily break away from the seriousness. A main example of this can be seen in one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Hamlet. In the play Hamlet death is a prominent topic/ theme that is constantly mentioned and focused on by Hamlet. From the beginning Hamlet is focused on avenging his father’s death and finding the murderer up to Hamlet’s own death. So,

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