Foolishness in the Bowels of Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet, there were many inconveniences for the members of the Capulets and Montagues, and the culprit behind this is foolishness. To clarify, you could say Romeo being a foolish teenager falling in love with nearly every woman in sight was foolish, or Romeo and Juliet chooses to get married the next day was more than foolish. Lastly is that a grown man, Friar Lawrence, decides that a little girl in his chamber, threatening suicide is enough for him to bring in a plan in which he would give her a poison that would make her sleep for two days which would leave her entire family in mourning, is at all a good idea then that is true foolishness. First beginning with Romeo, he was wise with his words, but just not entirely with actions. Romeo now entering the Capulet’s yard Juliet says “And the place death, considering who thou art, If any of my kinsmen find thee here” (2.2.65-64).
The Stablemaster and Its Comparison to other Literary Works Classic Italian literature within the Renaissance has often included a central idea embodied within a well thought out and biting prank to serve some form of justice or provide entertainment. Also, the common incidence of mimicry in the sixteenth century’s literal works produced large numbers of similar characters, plots, conflicts, and resolutions. The jokes within these literary works often employed the assistance of characters that found themselves encompassed within the prank during their daily lives. These individuals were swayed into aiding the joke by Fortune herself, whether aware of the trick or not. For example, Pietro Aretino’s play, The Stablemaster, was one of the most intriguing, well known, and detail oriented works that focused on the central idea of a prank, carried out to perfection because of the trick’s guidance by Fortune through Aretino’s use of imagery and satire in dialogue.
William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, provides great foils for the main character, Romeo. Shakespeare includes many foils throughout his stories to make his character’s emotions, attitude, and characteristics more apparent. Romeo’s character traits, lovestruck, cowardness, and emotional are highlighted through his foils, best friend Mercutio, and enemy, Tybalt. Romeo’s foils help to make his character’s personality stronger and clear. One character trait that’s highlighted through Tybalt is Romeo’s complete awe and love for Juliet.
On average there are seven people in the world who look alike, but no two people act the same. Many people are polar opposites of others. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet there are several of these opposites, more commonly known in literature as “foil characters”. Foil characters are characters whose strengths and weaknesses can easily be compared and contrasted. Two sets of these foil characters are the uneducated Nurse with the wise Friar Lawrence and the peaceable Benvolio with the fiery Tybalt.
Some say that opposites attract; in some cases they do and in some they do not. A foil is a character who is opposite of another character in order to highlight certain characteristics in both characters. An example of foils in a play that Shakespeare wrote, Romeo and Juliet, including rambunctious Tybalt and the tranquil Benvolio. Another example is the obnoxious funny Mercutio and the lovey dovey Romeo. Romeo and Juliet was a Shakespearean play written 1595 by William Shakespeare.
At first glance, the “rude mechanicals” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are included as little more than additional comic relief to the proceedings; simplistic characters who remain blissfully carefree to the greater events unfolding around them. However, through greater examination, it becomes all the more clear that there is some level of greater insight to be attained from them – they are, in fact, crafted as satirical figures on Shakespeare’s part. This is exemplified in their introductory scene as they go about assigning parts for the performance of their upcoming play for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding: “The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe.” As Peter Quince goes about handing out roles – most of which Nick
The conventions of tragedy and comedy, such as the tragedy in Oedipus Rex and the comedy in The Taming of the Shrew, can shape the way the play is developed. Thorough analysis can reveal these dramas to be discussions of human experience. As Laurence Olivier once said: “The office of drama is to exercise, possibly exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.”
He is No Fool at All Renowned sci-fi author Isaac Asimov once said “That of course is the great secret success of the fool – that he is no fool at all”. William Shakespeare has a longstanding tradition of including a fool in his plays. Most people would perceive the fool’s purpose as comic relief because that is the traditional perception of fools in medieval courts. However, there are more to Shakespeare’s fools than meets the eye. His fools can influence tone and ones’ understanding of characters through commentary and actions.
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.
In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, one of the greatest tragedies written by William Shakespeare, the issue of appearance versus reality is a recurring feature. In Act One, readers realize that lies and delusions are constant obstacles that block the characters from seeing the truth and authenticity. Characters in the play have trouble recognizing the difference between what seems to be and what is. The play emphasizes the difficulties that come with identifying appearance from reality. Lies and deception are woven into all the characters.
He was no more than a clown, a fool. The word fool usually generates the feeling of one who is stupid and/or dumb in many people’s mind. But, there is a meaning behind the word that can almost be applied to anyone. A fool is someone who can play pranks on people, cause people to laugh, and even lighten someone’s mood. A fool has no definite meaning, except the fact that they can find some fun in circumstances.
Due to this fact, the nature of Molière’s comedy is a product of his time. During this period, theatre audiences were vastly different to spectators of today’s time, as they were often unruly and impatient. Theatre had to immediately capture the audience’s attention
John Webster, the great Elizabethan dramatist was little admired during his life time. The Elizabethans failed to appraise his genius as a dramatist and after his death he fell for nearly two hundred years into the lap of oblivion to be brought back into the limelight by the criticism of such distinguished critics as Lamb, Swinburne, Rupert Brooke, who popularised his works and establised his claim to be recognised as a great dramatist of Elizabethan age. But now the tide has turned in Webster 's favour and he is recognised today not as a dramatist who carried forward the revenge theme in drama but as a great poet, and above all, a great moralist, who held aloft the moral vision of life at a time when the dramatists of the age were piling horror and glorifying murder into a fine art. This tragedy THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, the revenge is further degraded and the moral motive of the dramatist come to the forefront. There are some influences of other Elizabethan authors.
play. Especially, when the Fool first appearance is in Act 1, scene iv, after Cordelia had moved away with the King of France and Kent has banished out kingdom even after the storm and others disguiser figures, It seems, they are appearance on the stage at the same time frequently . Indeed, the Fool becomes Lear 's voice of reason and conscience, actually, Fool tries to move Lear 's Conscience at most times but when he feels that Lear seems to be torturing within his mind and heart, again he tries to calm him by the cleverly way ."The Fool sees or tries to see, the humorous potentialities in the most heart wrenching of incidents"(Knight,2005:187).