They are both imaginary figures which might be the reason why they are given the power to modify human’s fate and lifestyle. Titania evolves Nick Bottom’s life as she treats him like a king or her equal because of her husband and Puck’s prank. After Titania is released from her delusion, she is disgusted by Bottom’s visage and abandons him in the middle of the forest. On the other hand Bottom believes that all of the event was a dream and creates a ballad about his dream. Oberon who initiates the pranks not only changed Bottom and Titania’s lives but also Lysander, Hermia, Helena, and Demetrius.
How does Shakespeare successfully create comedy in Act 1 of Twelfth Night? Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night takes place during celebrations when the social hierarchy seems to be nearing towards non-existent and rankings seem to be overrun by excess partying. Tricking each other and speaking in puns was common at this time meaning Shakespeare could easily incorporate humour into the play. Through physical comedy, wit and wordplay and the use of dramatic irony, Shakespeare brings out the elements of comedy to the audience, keeping them entertained throughout. In Act 1 Scene 1 we are introduced to the Duke, Curio and Valentine.
Third and then the witches second prediction he becomes cocky and assured with himself but this creates a snowball effect of Macbeth trying to cover his track making him kill more and provides him with nothing but hardship. All this can be viewed as his fate but this was not free will it was a weak man manipulated by everyone around him. The witches propheses are a big part of the start of Macbeth downfall when him and Banquo telling their predictions its starts Macbeth on the path of the belif that he could have all he wanted in hbis wildest dreams. When the withces say “All hail, Macbeth!,Thane of Glamis!,Thane of Cawdor!,That shalt be King hereafter!” (1.3.47-50) Macbeth takes the bait like a wide eyed child to a piece of candy. He asked just as they thought if chance will have me” King, why, Chance may crown me, Without my stir.” (1.3.43-44) he was pulled into their lies and trickery from the very beginning and he is thrown right into his choice to kill King Duncan but who most pushed him was Lady Macbeth.
Moliere was a french play writer and actor who was considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Moliere wrote two types of plays: the farcical comedies and high comedies, it is very clear that Tartuffe falls into the comedy of character. Commedia Dell'arte is a form of theatre characterized by masked types which began in Italy in the 16th century and was responsible for the advent of the actress and improvised performances based on sketches or scenarios and is the craft of improvisation. The characters that Moliere created seemed ridiculous because they deviate from decorum and the rules of Neoclassicism. The characters IL Capitano and Tartuffe both display similar characteristics in terms of them both being pretenious, cowardly liars that are very hypocritical.
Shakespeare and Marlowe use trickery and deception to present their characters with certain qualities. Prospero is presented as powerful and vengeful at the beginning by conjuring the tempest using magic to trick the characters on board. Throughout the play he becomes wiser and leans the values of forgiveness of those who have deceived him. Faustus is a character that is put in the position of power and doesn’t use it for valid purposes. He’s useless tricks display vanity and indicate his wastefulness to the audience.
“Comedy exhibits the external or internal deception of the Individual who, however, must not proceed in his delusion to a serious ethical violation, nor transgress the limits of sanity.” In the light of this statement, how does Shakespeare present the deception (and treatment) of Malvolio within the comic subplot of Twelfth Night? Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ gains its name from the days commencing the christmas period which are famous for their fun and festivities. Pompous, puritanical Malvolio is so antagonistically against all varieties of ‘fun’ that, naturally, his deception and mockery provide the make-up for a hilarious sub plot. At face value, this provides some welcome light relief from the turbulent main story; however, under analysis it can be questioned whether the joke delves too deeply into the uncomfortable and in doing so destroys the comedy in the deception. Early on in the play (Act 2 Scene 3) the audience enjoys the jovial atmosphere alongside the characters until Malvolio abruptly ruins the mood.
Because people are making fun of his nose he is able to provide witty humor that makes the book become a comedy. Valvert says “Ah…your nose…hem!...Your nose is…rather large!” “Rather” “Oh well” “Is that all” “Well of course.”(35-36 Act 1) But Cyrano does not leave it like this he replies by insulting Valvert and ultimately making him angry by telling him all the better insults that he could have had. He threw it right back in his face by making it a joke. Throughout the story comedy like this occurs and that is why I believe it is a
Comic Relief Date: 25/07/2011 Course Code: ENG4U Shakespeare often adds some comedy to his plays. It is generally known as ‘comic relief’ because the tragedy is so overwhelming with murders, ghosts, suicides and anguish. It gives everyone some breathing room before the intensity of the next act. Comic relief is a humorous scene, or incident occurring in the middle of a serious or tragic selection and intentionally designed to relieve emotional stress. At the same time to increase, and emphasize the tragic plot.
Love is a Many Splendored Thing: Magic and the Imbalance of Love in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the theme of love’s difficulty is prominent and is explored through the motif of love being out of balance. The fairies’ magic reinforces this motif. A Midsummer Night’s Dream employs a use of magic, dreams, and imagination in a valuable, as well as, wicked manner. In this essay, an exploration of the way magic affects the inharmonious love affairs of four young Athenians will occur. In doing so, the function of the magical world will be identified, and by the finality of this essay the representations of magic and its construction of out-of-balance love will be understood.
Romantic elements come from the love shared between Miranda and Ferdinand. Scenes of slapstick comedy between Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo add a comedic element to the play. The play opens with a “tempestuous noise…” this sets the mood of the play as a tragedy as it is dark and loud. There is a risk of death, which is essential in a tragedy so in this way Shakespeare adds an element of tragedy in the play. The storm is emphatic of Prospero’s hatred for his enemies, his anger and vengeance of being usurped from the dukedom of Milan.