Play Analysis – Essay 1 “Much Ado About Nothing “ Submitted by Noor Ul Ain Shaikh (BSMS 2A) What seems to be a comedy play for an audience who enjoys a theatre with good humor and romance, “Much Ado About Nothing” contains much more than just entertainment. If we dig in deep, William Shakespeare’s play has much more than a tragic story with happy ending; even that is debatable. The theme of this play revolves around deception, plotting against your own, personal gains and rejection. The audience may understand the concept of love and romance flowing within the characters because it was to portrayed that way but the critics would argue the fact that some of the characters like Beatrice and Benedick were made to fall in love with each other through deception. As simple as the characters were, the situations arousing in the play became more complexed as scenes passed by.
‘It Happened One Night’ is often considered as the foundation of romantic comedies and the first film belonging to the Screwball Comedy genre, which was predominant in the 1930s and early 1940s. (Mizejewski 17). Wes Gehring summarizes the essential characteristics of this genre as follows: a story about a rich girl and a comic, mild-mannered anti-hero, who at first does not love the rich heroine (245). The man is unaware of his own unhappiness and worn out by the rich girl while the film itself is dominated by comedy and childlike arguments (Gehring 245). More in depth characterizations of the genre presuppose class-conflicts and the overcoming of social class boundaries (Rapf 195), and define Screwball Comedy as “’the comedy of equality,
Initially, “The Great Gatsby” can be seen as a painfully typical love story. As much as it is pretentious and unfortunate, it is a love story nonetheless. What makes it different than the average romantic novel is the symbolism and meaning that lays underneath the expensive lives of Nick Careaway and his upstart friends. The themes of “The Great Gatsby” are diverse and incoherently complex. The variety of motives and characteristics make reading the novel a sincerely unique experience, since the story and its’ morals will usually be what the readers makes them out to be in the end.
We can see that Shakespeare relates the young love to impulsiveness and rush and represents how this is lamented. Finally, the last external aspect that influences their love, but not the least important, is the fate. It seems that from the beginning their fate is marked by external aspects, so they are not the responsible of their tragedy. The play starts with the introduction of the term ‘star-crossed lovers’ (Prologue). The idea of being “dolls” manipulated by the stars and destine is transmitted along the whole play, even through the words of Romeo and Juliet who have several intuitions.
Wouldn’t that just make it a plot device which we can only find in fiction, yet we try to believe in it and make it real, for it is a beautiful lie. The idea of “Love at first sight” in works of fiction was first introduced in Greek plays, and since then they’ve been a common literary resource to make two characters fall in love instantly with no need
The story is written by mixing love and comedy. The story contains love because it’s central theme, and magic. The prime theme of a Shakespearean comedy is love. There are many types of love including forced love, and true love. The four young Athenians in this story assert that although "The course of true love never did run smooth," true love triumphs in the end, bringing happiness and harmony.
Romeo and Juliet (1968) movie Romance genre can be as a genre whereby the plot of the film revolves around the affection or love between two or among protagonists. The genre typically has a theme, which explores a concern within love. This type includes but does not limit, love triangles, affection or love, at first sight, forbidden love and sacrificial love. Actually, the tone of romance movie can differ significantly. Whether hers is a tragic or a happy ending, fantasy movie purpose to evoke very strong emotions in the viewers.
Being alike in many ways, the two main female characters also make a distinction. Engaging in the gauzy mystery of romance, Shakespeare points out that, when it comes to Hermia and Helena’s concept of love, the two female characters fit perfectly in the gender stereotypes by aggressively and passionately pursuing love. In contrast, Shakespeare states that the madness of Demetrius and Lysander can somehow be explained as they are believed to be deeply enchanted. The reader expects that the lovers would form two couples; however, nonparallel situations occur since both men love Hermia. In addition, the dramaturgic suggests that once Demetrius and Helena were lovers, they could be together again.
For instance, he uses “dandy” characters in many of his works, and the real life, he lives like a “dandy”. Even their dressing style is almost the same. So, there are a lot of similarities between Oscar Wilde’s works ,especially in The Importance of Being Earnest and his life. At the same time , people can laugh, be entertained and think and it is the necessity of comedy. If there is no message for the society, the play may not face this affection, but entertaining people by the writer’s wit is more important than saying thing directly without any aesthetic way.