Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy Analysis

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At the beginning of the development in drama and theatre in the Elizabethan era the first temporary stages were set at the end of the inn-yards. Those inn-yard theatres evolved into first outdoor theatres and what both of these have in common is that the plays performed on stages attracted many people from all social classes. Shakespeare as a playwright uses many different types of humor in his comedies in order to amuse all of the audience. Many examples of humoristic situations can be seen in ‘’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’’. One of the most popular ways to create comedy is by irony. Irony occurs when words, actions, or plot development contradict with what is intended or expected to happen and can be split into two main types: dramatic irony and situational irony. Dramatic irony takes place when the spectator knows more about a character’s situation than a character themself. Such situation occurred when Puck, the play’s main source of amusement for the audience and trouble for the characters. Oberon’s jester mixes up the people who he is assigned to put the love juice on. At the beginning Demetrius and Lysander are in love with Helena and poor Hermia is hopelessly in love with Demetrius. When Oberon sees Hermia’s misery he asks Robin Goodfellow to apply magical juice from a flower on Demetrius’s eyelids. Puck is supposed to make Demetrius fall in love with Helena but instead he puts the love juice into Lysander’s eyes. Then Helena finds sleeping Lysander and wakes him up

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