Comparing Romeo And Juliet 'And' A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Romeo and Juliet/Midsummer Genre Comparison Essay Many people in this day in age have there own opinions on what is good and what is bad. However when it comes to Shakespeare's writing he has a play for everyone. Everyone knows of the tragic play Romeo and Juliet that he wrote, fewer know of the comedic play A Midsummer Nights Dream. These two plays have a similar plot line but two different takes of the genre. Shakespeare skillfully demonstrates literary devices such as diction, situation, and imagery, to support the genre of the plays; whether it be tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, or comedy, A Midsummer Nights Dream. Shakespeare conveys the literary device diction to show the contrast of dialogue in the death scene between the plays Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Shakespeare uses dramatic dialogue for Romeo when he is about to die, writing, "Eyes look your last. Arms take your last embrace. And lips, O you the doors of breath sealed with a righteous kiss. A dateless bargain to engrossing death" (V.iii. 112-114). Shakespeare's writing gives Romeo a heavy-hearted dialogue saying goodbye to his world. It is a very deep and heartfelt moment in the play showing the huge amount of love Romeo has for Juliet that he would kill himself because he couldn't be with her. In A Midsummer Nights Dream Shakespeare then gives another perspective of a…show more content…
In Shakespeare's writing he used the characters diction to emphasize the genre in the death scene. Shakespeare used each situation of the death scene and turned them into its own genre by the use of literary elements. He creates a contrasting visual using imagery to display the two separate genres. In the end, you can never go wrong with Shakespeare's writing, he has a book for
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