In a tragedy, the protagonist’s (who is noble and powerful) life goes from good to bad. Some examples of acclaimed tragedies are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) The main distinction between comedy and tragedy is that the comedy is a entertaining story with a glad ending while a tragedy is a thoughtful story with a morbid ending. We have to notice that ever Shakespearean Tragedy is unique in its way. There are very few observations which one may make about one of them which are applicable to others ( A.C.
In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the use of multiple literary devices makes the play interesting. Dramatic irony, which is when the audience knows more than the characters, occurs numerous times throughout the play and grabs the attention of the audience. Soliloquies, which are lengthy speeches by a character to project their thoughts and emotions to the audience, this allows the audience to be more attentive. Allusions are references by characters to well-known places, events from myths or other literature that cause the audience to be absorbed into the play. After reading this marvelous play, it is obvious that Shakespeare uses dramatic irony, allusions, and soliloquies all written in blank verse to grasp the undivided attention of the audience.
These are so significant to understanding the work, that a reader of this script can recognize them, even if he or she has never seen a production of A Doll’s House. This story could not be conveyed properly without including the significant examples of spectacle in a production. According to Aristotle, there are six elements of drama. In simplest terms, they are referred to as plot, character, diction, music, thought, and spectacle. Spectacle is essentially what the playwright intended to be seen during the performance of a play.
Oxford dictionary defines the word “play” in relation to theatre as “a dramatic composition which is represented or performed in a theatrical performance or film” . Also known as drama, a play is principally meant to be performed on stage rather than be read as it brings a more active form of presentation. It also “provides an extra dimension of dynamism as the readers can visualise the characters enacting the dialogue and action of the play while the audience can see the actors perform live on stage” (Tutorial notes-Unit 1, 2017). As a short story or novel, a play especially tragedy, according to Aristotle (384-322 BC) contained six vital elements. It includes (in order of importance) the plot, character, theme, language, rhythm and spectacle .
In literature, juxtapositions are useful devices for writers to portray their characters in the exact way they desire. Using juxtapositions help to provide a better perspective of the characters that are being portrayed. Not only will juxtapositions help the increase depth of knowledge to the audience about the characters, but it will create a sense of surprise. It will create a spark in the story that will increase the mystery and may advance a person's interest in the story. William Shakespeare uses many techniques in his play, Romeo and Juliet, to create a better chemistry between the audience and his characters.
Shakespeare has a special way of handling the plots in order to keep the audience guessing. This is one of the main reasons why he still manages to surprise us even today in ways that probably the Greeks and the French never have. Aristotle defines comedy as “an imitation of men that are worse than the average” Since we are dealing with normal people and the problems they might have, we cannot expect a perfect outcome for everybody in all aspects at the end of a play. If life was perfect we will probably not have a need for comedies. These situations and characters are there to helps us appreciate what is really happening in the
Shakespeare’s plays are often associated with great love stories. Love is a subject which is omnipresent in both his tragedies and comedies. In comedies, love is even a requirement that “is always fulfilled despite all of the blocking complications” (Charney 27). These complications are often the main plot of the plays, the reason why the story unfolds the way it does. It is these complications that give depth to the characters, their relationships and their love.
The comedy wanders around the difficulties and ironies of love as it provides a very accurate description of a relatively common situation that many people experience. Shakespeare excelled in delivering a piece that is comedic, relatable and unpredictable in its essence. As I progress through this essay, I will analyze one of its’ major themes, which is the controversy of love and how it involves some of the characters in the story. Love is often called the most beautiful sentiment a human can ever feel, yet, very often it can cause so much pain and despair, causing it to be very controversial and
While many have been familiar with the title of the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, one should also pay attention to its subtitle, ‘trivial comedy for serious people’. The play is a satire that ridicules the upper class to point out its fault (Kreuz and Roberts 100).The aim is to ridicule the ‘serious people’, members of the upper class in Victorian society. The characters were too attentive to social propriety and etiquette, which were as trivial as the comedy suggests in the eyes of Wilde. As they were too stubborn to alter the behaviour, the propriety and etiquette became superficial and meaningless. Their idleness and hypocrisy are other points at which Wilde recurrently mock in the play.