Also, when death fumbles through his pocket to finally pull out a card with the address of Nat on it, that showed how unorganized he is. The reason why this explain how death is defamiliarized into comedy can be explained through the incongruity theory of humor. As most of the people expect death to be a elegant, serious and smart or even give a hostile feeling, Allen projects the image of death as the exact opposite. The theory of incongruity explains that we find a link between two things that we usually put in seperate compartments of our mind. The play turned into a comedy when we opened up to the possibility that death might not be what we expect it to be.
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 purpose of the author when conforming the play to the conventions of the genre of Tragedy is to criticize the ones who live by an ideology and are unable to accept their reality and themselves, aiming to be well-liked and accepted by society. According to Aristotle, a Tragedy portrays the downfall of a noble hero or heroine, usually through some combination of hubris (excessive pride), fate, and the will of the gods. The tragic hero wishes to achieve a goal, nonetheless, there are factors that limit the hero, usually a tragic flaw, hubris, gods, fate or society. Aristotle states that the tragic hero must have a tragic flaw and/or make some fatal flaw that leads to the hero’s downfall - hamartia (Making Sense of Aristotle).The hero does not need to die but he or she needs to go through a deep change from one position at the beginning of the play to the opposite position by the end of the play. In addition, the tragic hero may go through the process to which he or she
Professor’s Name: Student’s Name: Course: Date of submission: Irony Authors use irony in their stories to help maintain the attention of the readers. Irony happens when the readers of the novel predict that the character or the plot in the account has an attitude or intention oppose to that which is really stated. Coraghessan Boyle through his account Carnal Knowledge uses irony to help gives the account a rather humorous tone. The way through which the narrator of the story reacts to the ironic instances assists the readers in understanding him and the meaning of the entire account. Contrastingly the use of irony in Edgar Poe Cask of Amontillado is rather tragic.
Why do people continue to read and watch Romeo and Juliet if it’s so tragic? It is said that ‘tragedy is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying pleasure in the viewing’ ,the question is- Did Shakespeare really achieve this? A proper tragedy will invoke sadness and pity in the audience. This series of strong emotions will leave those viewing feeling euphoric in the same sense that people believe that a ‘proper cry ' makes you feel better. For a story to be tragic the audience needs to connect to the storyline on an emotional level.
BLACK HUMOR: MARTIN AMIS AND JOHN BARTH Introduction In modern-day drama, black comedy is often used to explain a kind of drama wherein stressful or sinister subjects like demise, ailment, or battle are dealt with with sour amusements generally in a way calculated to offend and inventory. Those performs do now not totally subscribe to the spirit of comedy, nor do they embody the tragic emotions. Of course, in components, they may be joyful however they factor to a few darker components of lifestyles as nicely. Those plays are also known as tragic comedies. Black humor frequently uses farce and low comedy to suggest that individuals are helpless victims of destiny and individual.
2014080254 金秀珍 Sue Kim Professor Ivy 英语戏剧选读 22 June, 2016 The Problem of Choice in The Merchant of Venice The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare is classified as a comedy. However, some people hold controversial issues about the genre of this play because there are various interpretations of the play by different point of views. The reason why this play has been a subject of controversy is because the play includes confliction between Jews and Christians, law and mercy, love and friendship, merchant and usurer and all of which contains social issues. Besides, there are different interpretations of the character Shylock which can influence the atmosphere of the play. To understand the play, considering social issue is important
In that way the audience can relate to his uncertain feeling and able to understand Hamlet. Aristotle follows three key elements of tragedy: hamartia, anagnorisis and peripeteia. The play follows a perfect application of these Aristotle’s idea. Hamartia is a flaws or character’s own error. Hamlet’s emotional unsteadiness and uncertainty makes him to
In Merchant of Venice, a romantic comedy written by Shakespeare, Shylock, a man of Jewish faith, is portrayed as the villain and obstacle of the tale. Many have argued that the play was written as an anti-Semitic piece of work because of the portrayal of Shylock. Anti-Semitism is the hatred, prejudice or discrimination of Jews in all aspects of their lives, and this treatment is clearly seen being thrown onto Shylock by one of the main protagonists, Antonio. One must ask the question now, if the role of Shylock is simply to be the villain. I say this because there is a reason as to why Shylock is a villain in the first place; the treatment of Shylock by our good hearted Christian, Antonio.
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.