There are the histories, tragedies, comedies, and tragicomedies. But among the most popular are the comedies, which are full of laughter, irony, satire, and wordplay. Comedies usually treat subjects lightly, meaning they don't treat seriously even such things as loves which are normally treated seriously. Shakespeare's comedies often use puns, metaphors, and insults to provoke "thoughtful laughter." The action is often strained by artificiality, especially elaborate and contrived endings.
In Much Ado About Nothing, wit was the down fall to many of the characters, but it was also used to provide the audience with comedic relief. Beatrice‘s and Benedick’s pride in their cleverness, Claudio’s assumptions and gullibleness, and Dogberry’s lack or wit and intelligence lead to the misunderstandings and Discoveries throughout the play (Dennis 224). Dennis is saying that each character had a fatal flaw that Shakespeare highlighted by having something terrible or having something ironic happen to them. This shows how he used the elements and levels of wit to captivate the audience by leaving the characters blind to what was really going on. The audience knew the plan for Beatrice and Benedick, but their own confidence in their wit betrayed them.
How could a story be humorous without using satirical elements? Satire is a technique used to expose and criticize something by using humor, irony, or exaggeration. Most people think of satire as a work of literature making a ridicule of something, however literature is not the only type of satire in society today. Political cartoons are a popular example of satire seen in everyday life. Political cartoons criticize the recent actions of political figures in a comical way, allowing individuals to see the situation with a different mindset.
With there being no written rules in comedy a problem arises; how does someone specify hate speech from dark humor? For example, racist comedy is popular while also being highly controversial. If there is no specified line between racist slander and a racist joke, what stops a racist from spreading hate and saying it’s a joke (Silver)? Comedy is the only art form that doesn’t have restrictions even porn has restrictions. Also, are there certain things that are simply not morally right to joke about, Such as school shootings or terrorist
Small things similar to this aren't noticed because of its appearance. Additionally, the irony about the poem is that the word famous is used to describe simple things. Typically, in today’s world celebrities are made up of drama and are complicated characters. Lastly, there is a simile at the end of the eighth stanza, “famous as the one who smiled
Edgar Allan Poe often demonstrates madness in his short stories. Many times it comes from the first-person narrator. While the narrators are similar in the fact that they are both insane, they also have a lot of differences in the way that they are insane. A great way to compare the way the insanity differs in the narrators, is to compare two of Poe’s stories. Stories such as “The Black Cat” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” do a good job showing the similarities and differences between the insanity in both of the stories, as well as the insanity in other short stories of Edgar Allan Poe’s.
After a few of David Sedaris’ humorous essays, I had thought that I had finally grasped his tone as a writer, but after only a page or two of “You Can’t Kill the Rooster,” I had found myself not only wrong, but also in the midst of complete hysterics. The way Sedaris describes his brother, Paul, plastered a smirk on my face that would later transition into a full-body convulsive fit of laughter. Because of Paul’s vulgarity in his choice of words, at first I was hesitant from writing about it, but honestly it was just too darn funny not to. Sedaris’ tone while recalling his brother’s most vulgar comments was in my opinion, pure comedic gold. One of my personal favorite of Paul’s sayings is “if she’s old enough to bleed, she’s old enough to breed,” which might I add, is true.
There are still some bad people in the world, and sometimes they aren’t who you would expect. Shirley Jackson uses different ways to trick the readers in, The Lottery, and, The Possibility of Evil. These two short stories involve two small towns and an ironic ending for the female protagonists. The stories are meant to use different types of irony to fool the readers or the protagonist. A big reason why these short stories are so similar is because the author conveys everything as being innocent, and juvenile and turns into something completely unexpected.
With all those perfectly structured elements, the writer brings Helena´s sorrow closer to the reader “How happy some o´er other some can be (…) But what of that? Demetrius thinks not so”. Let us get into the question of the chosen or the rejected love inside this frame of devastated Helena´s speech, which is one of the aims of this work. In spite of the fact that A midsummer night´s Dream is considered a Romantic comedy, it gives off everything but comedy itself, if it was not because of the quartet of young lovers involved in a conflict
Dramatic Irony In A Midsummer's Night’s Dream In William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck leads a rein of Situational irony throughout Athens. Irony is the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous reaction. Irony is used in many different ways from Verbal to Dramatic and Situational. Verbal irony is when someone says something that is the opposite of how they feel or what happend like falling down and getting hurt to say, “That was fun”. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows what is going on when it comes to something mischievous or funny that the characters don't know about like a prank.