The Taming of the Shrew is a romantic comedy. If comedic devices were not there The Taming of the Shrew would be just a normal romance. Comedic devices do work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew. The are several comedic devices in this story: unexpected plot twists, witty language, disguises or costumes, young love with a struggle, and unity and harmony. These all contribute different comedic aspects to the plot and push the plot forward.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare’s famous comedies. Even though it is a comedy, it plays with many ideas that would not connect to a modern day comedy like manipulation, abandonment at the altar, and deception. This play is known to be one of Shakespeare’s experiments on writing his manipulative characters such as Iago in Othello, one of his tragedies. He played with the concept of deceptive characters in many characters throughout this play. Deception and lies reveal many things about the characters in Much Ado About Nothing, they can be shown through tricking Benedick into falling in love and Don John tricking Claudio into thinking Don Pedro won Hero for himself and into thinking Hero cheated.
Most readers aren’t able to differentiate his behavior from a demented mind or genuine madness. In an article titled “The Real or Assumed Madness of Hamlet”, the author Simon Augustine Blackmore mentions that “the poet (Shakespeare) portrayed the abnormal actions of a demented mind and that a real madman could not enact the character more perfectly.” We see how Hamlet uses his mimic madness to guard the truth of his father’s fratricide. Simon also acknowledges “the unaided genius of Shakespeare” because of how he creates such a perfect character from a real life tragedy. If Hamlet were indeed using sarcasm to cover up what he knew, this would make him the most intelligent persona in the play.
Pyramus and Thisbe, however, is a lot more similar to Romeo and Juliet than Hermia and Lysander because Pyramus stabs himself after incorrectly thinking Thisbe is dead. The difference comes in the delivery of the plays, while Romeo and Juliet is dark and maudlin, Pyramus and Thisbe is not. Bottom 's portrayal of Pyramus is quite comedic as it shows the actors struggle to say their lines, use props, how to use prologues, and acting itself. It seems that Shakespeare was making a point in this play to tell the audience that not everyone can be an actor. As an educated playwright, it is most likely that Shakespeare believed common folk could not appreciate the arts.
When it comes to writting performance, Poe is so graceful with his purpose from sentence to sentence. Poe starts his story in a strange way because readers do not know exactly about Fortunato ’s personaily, he insults Montresor whether seriously or not which enables him to receive severe revenge and the result of Fortunato is seemingly predicted : “ A wrong is unredressed....who has done the wrong” (1). In addition, every single detail contains many implications of irony. The name of the victim, Fortunato, means “ the fortunate one”.
This insult would be humorous to his audience because he is “roasting” Hermia. The rest of the quote is making fun of how short she is. The readers found this to be a “ha-ha” funny element of comedy because of his word choice. Lysander is over exaggerating and using hyperboles to compare her to Miniscule things like a Dwarf, knot of grass, bead, and acorn. To modern readers it may be funny because the way society is today if you have the right audience anything is funny.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play about love, humor, and fairies that can alter feelings quite easily. Shakespeare had to use irony as a very big element in both comedies. The use of irony creates confusion which illustrates Shakespeare’s point about the madness of love and how messy life can get. In Twelfth Night dramatic irony was used as comic relief and to help the audience understand how the love triangle worked.
In the novela, A Midsummer Nights Dream, written by William Shakespeare, there are many moments, issues, themes, and problems to discus. A major issue that I would like to discuss would be love’s difficulty throughout the story. Although love is driving a majority of the characters in this play, it is not a romance, but a comedy. A comedy that shows the audience how people can be blind, foolish, and innocent when manipulated by the extraordinary strong power of love. Love is an uncontrollable force in the play having the characters used like puppets after taking a love potion, which shows they are controlled by love.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is described as one of William Shakespeare’s comedies based on the way the characters behave. Some events that happened actually affect the light tone of play, specifically when Puck stated that “Oh Lord, what fools these mortals be”. The foolishness of the lovers, the players, and even the fairies slightly affect the tone of the play into different theme yet, they didn’t really have a great impact on the main theme which is after all, a comedy. There are a number of examples with the foolishness of the lovers which sound like a tragic event but really are comic.
“With all my love I do commend me to you” Throughout the play in The Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare Hamlet’s love for Ophelia appears to be questionable. Does Hamlet really love Ophelia? Although, there are enough evidence in the play that shows Hamlet has no real love for Ophelia and he’s just playing with her emotions I feel like they provide enough evidence that shows he really does love her. He is this way towards her since he found out further details about his father’s death and has to act crazy in order for him to keep plotting and trying to reveal Claudius true intentions.
Benvolio: Out of her favor. (1.1.163-166) In the play, Romeo was experiencing a one sided love, and to protect his heart, Benvolio told Romeo to look for a new companion. Though this may be a heartfelt and sad scene, Shakespeare used the pun to inject humor.
In William Shakespeare 's classic play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two families that have a bitter rivalry but, there is a little love in the air that ends with severe depression. There is one person to blame for letting the depression get worse. Friar Lawrence thinks that everyone should like each other and not dislike anyone. He also makes potions to change people and not letting time change them. Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet.