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  • The Alchemist - Ben Jonson - Comedie, Instruction.

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    Comedie is not so much oblig'd to the punishment of the faults which it represents." How far do you agree with this statement when considering the punishment of the personal and social faults in The Alchemist and Much Ado About Nothing? When considering the punishment of faults within ‘The Alchemist’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing (Much Ado)’, it is important to recognise that Jonson and Shakespeare held contrasting approaches to entertaining their audiences. Jonson prioritising the “instruction” and