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.
"44 In the play, downfall is most commonly either suffering or torment. In the case of King Lear, that suffering is caused by the injustices acted out by chat ethers against one another. Lear loses his sanity, Kent is put into the stocks, and Gloucester has his eyes gouged out and attempts suicide. This downfall takes many aspects into consideration. It is at the same time "spiritual and physical," while also affecting social aspects.45 Madness is a third, minor theme hidden in the characters of the play.
“Shakespeare 's plays are all about one great general theme: disorder” (Johnston). No one is better at writing both comedy and tragedy than William Shakespeare, as evidenced by two of his most known works: Much Ado About Nothing, and Lear. Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy in the most traditional sense. “In the literary sense, dramatic comedy is a drama where the characters experience a change for the better and work things out with hope for the future” (Carroll). Comedies are designed to make the audience laugh.
“Twelfth Night” is a comedy written by William Shakespeare, in which the central theme is love. The readers are presented with the classic form of comedy that includes the following elements: separation at the beginning, humorous and absurd situations between the characters, and marriage(s) at the end. Nevertheless, the author also incorporated ingredients distinctive of the tragedy. For instance, there are several sad scenes and some of them are even bordering on cruelty. Furthermore, some of the characters (even some of the good ones like Antonio) did not get their happy ending.
The part which tells the story of the four lovers shows the samples of bovarysme but the last part of the play, as mentioned above, there is a stage play about two lovers named as Pyramus and Thisbe rather shows the features of the burlesque. The nature of this title depends on “exaggeration” or “extravaganza” (Italian version) of the events. First of all, it should be demonstrated on a theatre like Pyramus and Thisbe’s play. Also the events are clearly exaggerated because the main aim of the burlesque is to entertain the audience, making them laugh mostly. By adding some dramatic aspects like love’s difficulty or the pressure of the society, the playwright can make the audience think about the aspects too as they are laughing.
It gives incite of understanding the insight of the issues in society and how directly and indirectly influence the lives of people. From Doctor Faustus, we get to understand that the not all the ways of achieving our ambitions are right. Some of the ways we choose to achieve our expectations should be within the limit of religion culture and authority as opposed to Faustus that there is no limit to fulfilling one's desires. “Doctor Faustus” helps us to understand that some of the ways may lead us to destruction. This was the reason Faustus sold himself to the devil, ultimately resulting in
Some example of this is Shylock’s desire for the alternate mode of payment on the debt, the pound of flesh from Antonio. Because of this various elements, attempting to categorize The Merchant of Venice into just one genre can get a little confusing. First, what is comedy and what is tragedy. According to TurtorVision.com, “comedy is a type of drama that is intended to amuse, usually with a happy ending. The central character of a comedy is usually an ordinary character that faces conflicts that arise from misunderstandings or mistaken identities but overcomes them, and the play ends with a happy resolution.” (TutorVision) and tragedy is “a drama that ends in the downfall of its main character… The hero’s downfall is meant to inspire audiences to examine their own lives, to define their beliefs, and to cleanse their emotions of pity and terror through compassion for the character.” (TutorVista).
dentified as the philosopher, thinker, and troubled adolescent, Hamlet’s dynamic character poses a challenging question as to whether he is defined by his heroic or villainous qualities. The embodiment of evil is commonly perceived through Claudius’s character and Shakespeare attempts to emphasize his corrupt manner throughout the dialogue in the play, mainly appearing in Hamlet’s many soliloquies and exchanges concerning his disgust for Claudius. However, the scale of evil in Hamlet is relative, and when comparing the two characters, it can be argued that Hamlet’s callous pursuits outweigh the characteristics that define Claudius as the true villain of the play. When comparing Hamlet’s actions to Claudius’s, Hamlet commits a greater act of evil due to the nature of his killings, his subsequent responses to murder, and the lives in which he takes indirectly. Ultimately, Hamlet’s powerful desire for revenge and his lack of sympathy towards the death of his victims demonstrates how he slowly embraces the evil he once sought to destroy.
Shelley faces a tangible evil, a person, while Dunbar faces an intangible one, a social concept. Thus, how they hurt the respective poets are wildly different. Even the difference in language reflects how different the two subjects are. Shelley enumerates the crimes of the monarchy, citing the “people starved and stabbed in th’ untilled fields”, and the “leechlike” monarchies clinging on to “their fainting country… /