The minor characters side stories that weave dramatic irony throughout the play makes the story line all the more fascinating. Malvolio, who is Olivia’s attendant, has the meanest of tricks played on him, and the trick is made considerably more amusing due the nearness of emotional incongruity. The sensational incongruity is made when Malvolio gets a note sent in penmanship that has all the earmarks of being Olivia's. The gathering of people, in any case, realizes that the note was rather composed by Olivia's worker, yet Malvolio trusts it to be composed by Olivia herself. The note gives Malvolio particular directions to win Olivia's adoration, and is loaded with things that are abnormal for Malvolio.
In Victorian times where the intricate rules of society were vital and being respectable and appropriate were most important, people seemed to do the contrary to what one would expect. This way of life is what Oscar Wilde detested about the people of his time which drove him to write the plays he did. He turned the despicable ways of society into comedic stories for the entertainment and to ridicule the Victorian era. The disfunction and shallow nature of the Victorian era people’s give the Importance of Being Earnest a clever comedic edge by emphasizing the misfortunes of the characters. Oscar Wilde detested the way in which people lived and the rules one had to follow in order to represent their class properly or to not embarrass themselves.
It “flaunts the absurd” through twisted random occurrences with no resolution in order to stimulate, tease, puzzle, and disturb the audience, leading them to question humanity’s existence and the world’s absurdity. Relationships are haphazard and blurred and stark extremes are juxtaposed(ie. enemies who love each other). Appropriately, even the genre is an oxymoron: tragicomedy, resulting in moods that rapidly swing from one end of the spectrum to the other. Alienation plays also aimed to stimulate, tease, puzzle, and disturb the audience, much like the absurdist play, in order to get the audience to adopt opinions of society.
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.
In the Twelfth Night following your heart is a cause for suffering. Now to set the background for the play, Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night as a romantic comedy. But, what readers tend to overlook is the fact that Shakespeare was trying to show the negative side of following your heart. To have the characters
Play Analysis – Essay 1 “Much Ado About Nothing “ Submitted by Noor Ul Ain Shaikh (BSMS 2A) What seems to be a comedy play for an audience who enjoys a theatre with good humor and romance, “Much Ado About Nothing” contains much more than just entertainment. If we dig in deep, William Shakespeare’s play has much more than a tragic story with happy ending; even that is debatable. The theme of this play revolves around deception, plotting against your own, personal gains and rejection. The audience may understand the concept of love and romance flowing within the characters because it was to portrayed that way but the critics would argue the fact that some of the characters like Beatrice and Benedick were made to fall in love with each other through deception. As simple as the characters were, the situations arousing in the play became more complexed as scenes passed by.
Scene Analysis- The Importance of Being Earnest The novel “The importance of being Earnest” is an excellent read involving a lot of farce, portraying the characters in the book as frivolous and full of hypocrisy. The characters in the book tend to be extremely superficial and dumb. These characters focus on materialistic stuff and appearance, and also touch on very social (and mostly controversial) topics, such as marriage and health. The idea that these characters and their actions/words are larger than life (not realistic) is portrayed throughout the whole text, this essay will analyze specific quotes taken from a specific scene that demonstrate Wilde 's intentions with his representations of each character. There is satire, which is used to pinpoint the specific personality traits that give off how superficial these characters really are.
For example, revenge was an intent that Sylock had against for Antonio, only to say the least for, greed... Antonio is being a set victim for revenge because of his deception against Shylock, and also for prior intent to do. If The Merchant of Venice was to be looked at as more comic, the scenarios wouldn 't be taken as seriously as they should be. Infact I believe that The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare was officially intended to be so in both comic and tragic. In depth looking and observing The Merchant of Venice I have seen a small equivalency in the amount of comicness and tragedy in the play. I have come up with the conclusion that William Shakespeare was a great playwright and must have been an absolute genius to compose the great and wonderful things that he did.
The delineation of these characters is aimed at provoking entertainment and laughter to the audience”(An analysis of The School for Scandal). This proves that the play is strongly opposed to sentimental plays, which the audience is not allowed to laugh at. This is a feature of comedies of manners, where entertainment and laughter was the aim. Furthermore, there are stock type characters in the play for example Sir Oliver, the rich uncle, or the gossiping widows. However, there are characters “with unique traits”,
Encounter… is such a one. Playwright’s method of criticizing is not harsh but soft and indirect. He also employs some comic scenes, dialogues to reduce the unnecessary stress on the reader. He employs the symbols to hide the real persons and this allows the scope of his criticism to widen too far. The playwright tries successfully to show the contrast in the behavior of the people.