Merry Wives Of Windsor Character Analysis

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, a comedy of Shakespeare including five acts, which is written between 1597 and 1601. The main content of this play is the comic romantic misadventures of Falstaff and the love line between Anne and Fenton. It is indeed a merry play with a happy ending that present great comical effect to us. Shakespeare created this play The Merry Wives of Windsor when there is a short notice for a court occasion in 1597. He wrote this "citizen comedy" that features warm-hearted and spirited, and it is filled with boisterous action, situational irony, and rich characterization--just like Falstaff, Master Ford, Mistress Quickly, and Justice Shallow. Referring to Crack’s introduction of the Merry Wives of Windsor, he examines the relationship…show more content…
The goal of theatres is not only to present literature in a dramatic way, but also to explore and express ideas, concerns, doubts, hopes of human. In a word, theatre is a reflection of the real life, a reflection of the society. Especially in Shakespeare’s time, the popularity of theatre reflected the society was under transformation at that time so people need to rely on the theatre to satisfy their psychological need. The urgent need of this comical play was also a reflection that showed the society was in need to be satirized at that time. Because the social conduct lose its balance. In Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare used this mode of theatre to express his spirit to the feudal society and express his expectation to the…show more content…
Unlike other comedies, this one is a local comedy. It centers on the city life in England and near the city Windsor. It describes the city leisure life of the middle class at that time: like hunting, dog racing, giving a banquet, etc. And the social boundaries of different social class are made clear by the characters’ behavior toward outsiders that not belong to the local community. For instance, Slender’s utterances make him look like a fool, Evans is mocked by the public for his Welsh accent, and Caius is also teased for his external roots as a Frenchmen in England. The native people like Evans, Ford and Page are also hostile to Falstaff because he is an outsider, though it is mainly because his salacious

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