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The Twins in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Just because two people have similar appearances, it does not mean that they act similarly or behave similarly. A prime example of this is the play The Comedy of Errors. Throughout the play, the two sets of twins are being mistaken for their twin, and even though they look similar, the characters that the two sets of twins come into contact with seem to notice that the twins do not act in their usual manner. That is due to the fact that they are not the people that the other characters think they are....   [tags: The Comedy of Errors]
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Will Ferrell and teh World of Comedy - Will Ferrell and the World of Comedy He is a towering 6'3, has wildly curly hair, stunning blue eyes, and is one of the world's most respected comedic actors. Who is it. It's Will Ferrell. The star of many hit comedies, including Old School, Anchorman, Elf, and Talladega Nights,Will has been making people laugh ever since his 7-year run on Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, when he first started on the show, people looked to him as being one of the most annoying cast members in the history of the show....   [tags: Biography, American Actor, Comedy]
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Comedy and Tragedy: Karl Guthke - Background intro Attributes of comedy and tragedy blend into a new form of drama – tragicomedy. Not to be confused with black comedy or dark humor, tragicomedy is not a “parody of tragedy”(Roche) Tragicomedy, according to Karl Guthke, is “an ambiguous work that integrates tragic and comic moments simultaneously and in tension with one another.” (Roche) While other sources consider tragicomedy as a “loose mix of succeeding moments of tragic and comedic moments.”(Roche) Nonetheless, the definition of what a tragicomedy is lies in the literary elements of tragedy and comedy elements and how both draw in complexity of human emotions and actions....   [tags: trigicomedy, black comedy, hubris]
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Dante’s, The Divine Comedy - In Dante’s, The Divine Comedy, Virgil leads Dante through the Inferno, where Dante undergoes changes in his compassion. I am going to argue that Dante expresses less compassion during his journey when Virgil leads him through the Inferno. This essay will prove how Dante shows more feelings at the beginning of the Inferno compared to the end of the Inferno. Dante is being a coward by thinking he is unable to make his journey: I’d be too slow had I obeyed by now. You need no more declare to me your will....   [tags: analysis, the divine comedy]
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Neil Simon and the Use of Buffoon Comedy within his works - Neil Simon is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century. He has brought his unique personality and views to his works. His plays have not only graced Broadway, but many have made it to the screen. Simon uses personal ties in portraying characters familiar to the audience. Simon said once in an interview with Glenn Loney, “Certain types of critics will always look down on comedy. For them, it seems to easy- or it doesn’t have enough substance” (Konas 212). Neil Simon is criticized for lacking substance within his works....   [tags: Art, Comedy] 1535 words
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Divine Comedy – Pagans in Paradise - Divine Comedy – Pagans in Paradise In the beginning when God created humanity, it was said that He created all humans in His image of goodness (Genesis 1:27). Dante then adds in his Divine Comedy that God has instilled a certain predetermined capacity of goodness in each human being as He wills, which should be utilized fully during life (Paradise 3:84). It would then be assumed, in Dantean thought, that all humans have the choice to live fully to this capacity and assume a place in heaven upon death, to fail to utilize this capacity and suffer in Hell for eternity, or to sin and seek repentance at some point in their lives, allowing them to enter Purgatory....   [tags: Divine Comedy] 1481 words
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The Seriousness of in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - The Seriousness of The Comedy of Errors        The Comedy of Errors has often been dismissed as a mere farce, unworthy of any serious attention. Yet, when the author is Shakespeare, even a "farce" is well worth a second look. Shakespeare himself may have takent his comedic work quite seriously, for audiences expected comedy of his day not only to entertain, but also to morally instruct. It is not surprising, therefore, that for one of his earliest comedies, Shakespeare found a model in the plays of Plautus and Terence, which were studied in all Elizabethan Grammar Schools, praised by schoolmasters, and critically respectable....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays]
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Romance in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Comedy of Errors - Romance What is so interesting about Shakespeare's first play, The Comedy of Errors, are the elements it shares with his last plays. The romances of his final period (Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest) all borrowed from the romantic tradition, particularly the Plautine romances. So here, as in the later plays, we have reunions of lost children and parents, husbands and wives; we have adventures and wanderings, and the danger of death (which in this play is not as real to us as it is in the romances)....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays] 613 words
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The Divine Comedy and the Human Experience - The Divine Comedy: The Depth of Human Experience Religious, structured, and orderly. Although this book is religious through and through, it is also very earthly. You seem to never leave the earth. In fact, there seems to be no difference between earth and the heavenly sphere. It is a solid world, no distinction between mind and matter, everything is touchable. The physical expresses the spiritual, the spirit of God is physical and pervades the physical universe--it's all one place. There is no heaven and hell, it is just all here....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 1313 words
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William Saroyan's The Human Comedy - The Human Comedy: Who's Teaching Who. Babies learn everything they need to survive in the culture of today from their parents. Monkey see monkey do. When children's minds develop and grow, all they know is the world of their family and perhaps a few other adults. Everything children catch in their young eyes and ears teaches them another lesson. Adults can teach about how to care for the sick, hospitality, and good manners but they also may pass on racist views and preconceived ideas. They seem to focus on the death, war, and financial problems; all present in every day life of characters in William Saroyan's novel, The Human Comedy....   [tags: Human Comedy Analysis Saroyan] 1622 words
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Family and Marriage in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors - Comedy of Errors - Family and Marriage Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors is a madcap romp of mistakes and misadventures, wrapping together two Plautine comedies sauced with Scripture and Renaissance poetry. Yet the tangled web of estranged family that Shakespeare weaves holds significant differences from any of his originals, pointing to ideas about family and marriage that Shakespeare no doubt held, and was to develop further in later works. Plautus' Menaechmi yields a basic framework for Shakespeare's plot: two long-separated brothers mistaken for one another....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays] 526 words
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Wages of Sin Revealed in The Divine Comedy - Wages of Sin Revealed in The Divine Comedy      In his poem The Divine Comedy. The Inferno, Dante Alighieri gives his audience a clear vivid presentation of what he as a follower of the Christian religion perceives to be hell. Dante shows that human sin is punishable in various degrees of severity and that this is dependent on the nature of one's sinful actions. He sets forth what could very well be the most fully developed Christian understanding of justice on earth, and that is; that what we do as human beings will determine what happens to us in the event of death based on God's judgment....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 788 words
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Imaginary Journey in Dante's Divine Comedy - Imaginary Journey in Dante's Divine Comedy Dante's Divine Comedy is a moral comedy that is designed to make the readers think about their own morals. The poem could have been used almost as a guide for what and what not to do to get into Heaven for the medieval people. Dante takes the reader on a journey through the "afterlife" to imprint in the readers minds what could happen to them if they don't follow a Godlike life and to really make the reader think about where they will go when they die and where they would like to go when they die....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 1198 words
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Divine Comedy - The Trinity in Dante's Inferno - The Trinity in The Inferno        Dante's Inferno, itself one piece of a literary trilogy, repeatedly deploys the leitmotif of the number three as a metaphor for ambiguity, compromise, and transition. A work in terza rima that details a descent through Nine Circles of Hell, The Inferno encompasses temporal, literary, and political bridges and chasms that link Dante's inspired Centaur work between the autobiographical and the fictive, the mundane and the divine and, from a contemporary viewpoint, the Medieval and the Modern‹Dante's recognition of the Renaissance as our millennium's metamorphic period and of himself as its poetic forerunner (until deposition by Shakespeare)....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Fame and Glory in Dante's Divine Comedy -         "What is fame. Fame is but a slow decay  Even this shall pass away."  Theodore Tilton     The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, is a poem laden with such Christian themes as love, the search for happiness, and the desire to see God. Among these Christian themes, however, is Dante's obsession with and desire for fame, which seems to be a surprising departure from conventional medieval Christian morality. Indeed, as the poem progresses, a striking contradiction emerges. Dante the writer, in keeping with Christian doctrine, presents the desire for fame and glory among the souls of Inferno in order to replace it with humility among the souls of Purgatorio....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Beatrice in Dante's Divine Comedy - Beatrice in Dante's Divine Comedy       How many people spend their whole life in love with a person they met only once when they were nine years old. Dante Alighieri, born in 1265, had only one meeting with Beatrice Portinari in 1274, making him only nine years old. By Dante's own account this was the most important event of his youth (Alighieri). When she passed away in 1290 Dante was about 25 and overcome with grief (Barbi 6). If Dante hadn't met Beatrice much of his work would have never been written....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays Dante Poem]
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Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy - Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy is said to be the single greatest epic poem of all time. The opening story of the character of Dante the Pilgrim is told in the first of the three divisions: The Inferno. The Inferno is a description of Dante’s journey down through Hell and of the several degrees of suffering and many mythical creatures that he encounters on the way. Throughout his travel Dante displays many different feelings and actions but the emotion that summarizes the entire poem is fear....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 1145 words
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Comedy's Adjoining Terror: The Ponder Heart - Comedy's Adjoining Terror: The Ponder Heart Michael Kreyling essay called, "Comedy's Adjoining Terror: The Ponder Heart", opens with the critic drawing a parallel between The Ponder Heartand Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust. He warns us that if we look too hard into the serious side of The Ponder Heart, we may lose the humor. The Ponder Heart takes place in the Beulah Hotel in Clay, Mississippi and is told with all the characteristics of a dramatic monologue. According to Kreyling, Edna Earle is a troubled soul that is struggling for fulfillment and freedom while being trapped by the dictates of society and filling the role that society has prescribed for her....   [tags: Michael Kreyling Comedy Literature Essays]
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Farce and Satire in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors Essays - Farce and Satire in The Comedy of Errors       All is not as it seems in The Comedy of Errors.  Some have the notion that The Comedy of Errors is a classical and relatively un-Shakespearean play. The plot is, in fact, based largely on Plautus's Menaechmi, a light-hearted comedy in which twins are mistaken for each other. Shakespeare's addition of twin servants is borrowed from Amphitruo, another play by Plautus. Like its classical predecessors, The Comedy of Errors mixes farce and satire and (to a degree) presents us with stock characters....   [tags: Shakespeare Comedy of Errors Essays]
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Divine Comedy: Dante Puts the Hell in Hellenism - Divine Comedy: Dante Puts the Hell in Hellenism   Ever since they were created Greek heroes and their stories have found a perpetual home in the minds and imagination of everyday people.  There they grow to new height through art and literature.  Dante Alighieri includes famous Greek characters throughout the first book of his Divine Comedy: Hell.  From the famed philosophers and personages who fill Limbo to the very last circles of Hell where the giants inhabit, Dante uses as images of different sins, and punishment for individuals sins famous Greek monsters, lovers, and heroes....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Sinner vs. the Sin in Dante's Divine Comedy - Sinner vs. the Sin in the Divine Comedy Often when we set out to journey in ourselves, we come to places that surprise us with their strangeness. Expecting to see what is straightforward and acceptable, we suddenly run across the exceptions. Just as we as self‹examiners might encounter our inner demons, so does Dante the writer as he sets out to walk through his Inferno. Dante explains his universe - in terms physical, political, and spiritual - in the Divine Comedy. He also gives his readers a glimpse into his own perception of what constitutes sin....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Divine Comedy - Autobiographical Journey in Dante’s Inferno - Dante’s Inferno - Autobiographical Journey The Inferno is more than just a fictional story about someone traveling through the universe. It is actually more like an autobiographical journey of life through its author, Dante Alighieri’s eyes. Written in the early 1300s by a disgruntled Dante living in exile, he literally describes a man who has been trapped, and must find a way to escape. Allegorically, he’s telling us about the terrible moment of crisis that occurs in each one of our lives “when evil inside and outside of ourselves seems to block any hope for further constructive development”....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 605 words
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Dante's Divine Comedy - Symbolism in the Punishment of Sin in The Inferno - The Symbolism in the Punishment of Sin in Dante's Inferno     Inferno, the first part of Divina Commedia, or the Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, is the story of a man's journey through Hell and the observance of punishments incurred as a result of the committance of sin. In all cases the severity of the punishment, and the punishment itself, has a direct correlation to the sin committed. The punishments are fitting in that they are symbolic of the actual sin; in other words, "They got what they wanted." (Literature of the Western World, p.1409) According to Dante, Hell has two divisions: Upper Hell, devoted to those who perpetrated sins of incontinence, and Lower Hell, devoted to thos...   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Analysis of Tone in Chapter 25 of The Human Comedy - Analysis of Tone in Chapter 25 of The Human Comedy Chapter 25, "Mr. Ara," begins with the gathering of neighborhood boys in front of Ara's market. August Gottlieb, Ulysses, Lionel, and other youths of Ithaca have just taken part in the theft of an apricot from Old Henderson's tree. Standing in front of the store, the boys revere the apricot as an item of sacrament. August, the boy who physically plucks it, is held in high regard for his bravery and efficiency. Although the apricot is hard and green and far from ripe, it has a deeper meaning to the young boys of the small town....   [tags: Human Comedy Essays] 1570 words
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Dante's Divine Comedy - Wolf Imagery in The Inferno - Dante's Divine Comedy - Wolf Imagery in The Inferno For years, I hunger like a wolf for a study of Dante, wracked with my own kind of greediness for knowledge of Dante's vision of the journey down. This hunger is fed by my initiation and priestesshood into a mystery tradition based on teachings that date back to 14th century Italy[i]. Through the years of my involvement with this tradition, I attempt to view the world through the lens of a 14th century Italian woman, trying to understand the deeper meaning of the rituals and myths....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Analysis of the Inferno of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy - Analysis of the Inferno of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is considered by many as the first great poem in the Italian language and perhaps the greatest poem written in Medieval Europe. The poem is so famous that one of the minor characters, Capaneus the great blasphemer, has his name on a mesa on one of Jupiter's moon Io (Blue, 1). Also, the poem is divided into three canticles, or sections, "Inferno," "Purgatorio,' and "Paradisio." For the purposes of this paper, only "Inferno" will be discussed....   [tags: Inferno Dante Alighieri Divine Comedy]
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Beatrice in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and the Vita Nuova - Beatrice in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and the Vita Nuova Se quanto infino a qui di lei si dice fosse conchiuso tutto in una loda, poco sarebbe a fornir questa vice. La bellezza ch’io vidi si trasmoda non pur di lá da noi, ma certo io credo che solo il suo fattor tutta la goda” (Paradiso, XXX) In Dante and Difference, Jeremy Tambling asserts that “Beatrice is throughout dealt with in the Commedia with the assumption that she will already be a familiar figure” in order to make the point that the Commedia “is not offering itself as a single, separate, autonomous work”....   [tags: Alighieri Divine Comedy Nuova Essays] 1444 words
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Dante's Divine Comedy - Close Reading of Canto V of the Inferno - Dante's Inferno: A Close Reading of Canto V   Dante Alighieri presents a vivid and awakening view of the depths of Hell in the first book of his Divine Comedy, the Inferno. The reader is allowed to contemplate the state of his own soul as Dante "visits" and views the state of the souls of those eternally assigned to Hell's hallows. While any one of the cantos written in Inferno will offer an excellent description of the suffering and justice of hell, Canto V offers a poignant view of the assignment of punishment based on the committed sin....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays]
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Dante's Divine Comedy - Eighth Circle of Hell in Canto XXVIII - Eighth Circle of Hell in Canto XXVIII Who, even with untrammeled words and many attempts at telling, ever could recount in full the blood and wounds that I now saw. Dante begins the opening of Canto XXVIII with a rhetorical question. Virgil and he have just arrived in the Ninth Abyss of the Eighth Circle of hell. In this pouch the Sowers of Discord and Schism are continually wounded by a demon with a sword. Dante poses a question to the reader: Who, even with untrammeled words and many attempts at telling, ever could recount in full the blood and wounds that I now saw....   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 1654 words
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General Structure of Comedy and the Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - General Structure of Comedy and the Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde GeneralStructure of Comedy: * Things start out badly and end well * The deeper aim is broadly social: the kingdom or other city space is at first badly ruled or in turmoil for some reason--perhaps the values and institutions of the citizens and/or rulers are in need of some re-examination. * Next, the main characters leave (willingly or otherwise) the city setting and wind up in the countryside, in a pastoral setting....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Earnest Comedy Essays] 873 words
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The Comedy of Hamlet - How does the use of comic relief best contrast the tragedy of Hamlet. In great works of literature a comic relief is used as contrast to a serious scene to intensify the overall tragic nature of the play or to relieve tension. As illustrated in Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, intense scenes are joined with character’s banter and vacuous actions as to add a comic relief. In Hamlet, Polonius acts as a comic relief by his dull and windy personality, Hamlet uses his intelligence and his negativity toward the king and queen to create humor, while on the other hand Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are a comic relief by their senseless actions and naïve natures....   [tags: Character Analysis, Polonius,Gertrude, Claudius] 1182 words
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The Comedy of Tradgedy - Watched by grandparents, known by parents, but quickly fleeting in the minds of young ones, Charlie Chaplin is the original “tramp.” From films such as The Kid or The Circus, Chaplin is the face of silent films. His unique combination of comedy and tragedy is a modern reformation of Shakespeare’s style. Many would agree that Charlie Chaplin is the Shakespeare of silent films. From rags to riches to exile, Chaplin is a timeless comedian and will always be remembered as the “tramp.” People look at a famous figure like Chaplin and imagine a glamorous life with everything at their disposal, but the last thing people would imagine is a childhood full of suffering and poverty....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Charlie Chaplin] 1474 words
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The Divine Comedy - Throughout the Middle Ages, art and philosophy has been lost in darkness, but with the reintroduction of ideas that came with the Renaissance in Italy, brought about a literary revival. One of the writers that influenced this revival is Dante Alighieri, a 13th century poet from Florence, Italy. His world famous epic, La Commedia, or more commonly known as The Divine Comedy remains a poetic masterpiece depicting truth and sin. The Divine Comedy, through the journey into the three hells, expresses a universal truth of good versus evil....   [tags: Dante Alighieri]
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Tragedy and Comedy - Theater is a natural outlet for our desire to hear and tell stories, and in some ways it is even more primal and powerful than the written word. At its worst, theater will merely bore; while at its best it will not only entertain but move and shape its audience. Two such genres of theater, or drama, have consistently achieved this effect. Tragedy, represented by the weeping actors’ mask, usually features the title character’s fall from greatness to ruin, guided by the gods or fate. Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is the epitome of classic Tragedy, as defined by Aristotle (96-101)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Racism in Comedy - ... This form of music was written by black and white song writers, and white men would dress up and paint their faces black with coal and then start imitating blacks performing these songs. In the later years the black entertainers also started to do the same thing by blacking out as whites playing blacks. It seemed like its purpose was to only reinforce ugly racial stereo types. Despite the racial attacks towards each other the minstrel shows was a blend of nock about comedy, lively music, and sophisticated elegance in which even to this day blacks and whites alike still continue to interpret and misinterpret each other all in the name entertainment and making people laugh....   [tags: racial words in sketeches, nigger]
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Divine Comedy - The Guardians of Dante's Inferno - The Guardians of Dante's Inferno      Dante's Inferno is one of the best written works of all time because it was written as an allegory inside an excellent story.  A key part of this allegory was how Dante used different guardians in the various circles of hell.  These guardians were used to symbolize the punishments of the sinners.      Minos is the guardian of Circle II, the circle of the Lustful.  He symbolizes an accusing personality because his job is to give punishments to the sinners.  The bodies of the sinners confess the sins automatically, and that shows the sinners know everything about themselves when it is too late to repent.  Minos is important becau...   [tags: Divine Comedy Inferno Essays] 1272 words
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The Differences Between Comedy and Tragedy - ... This hero was once prominent and has a downfall. And usually, the downfall or punishment exceeds the crime. The tragic hero also doesn’t view situations as having gray areas. The viewpoint of the hero is very “straight forward” (Candor Online). Everyone in a tragedy is shown as having their place and knowing their place. In most tragedies, “the catastrophe entails not only loss of outward fortune-but also the erosion of the protagonists moral character and greatness”(Longman Online). On the other hand, comedy presents life as having many gray areas and “twists and turns.” The characters deal with more complex issues (Morreall Online)....   [tags: satire, humor, ambiguity] 1002 words
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The Brothers Menaechmus and Comedy of Errors - Different translators have different motives—to preserve, to condemn, to apply, to illuminate and so on—which are helped or hindered by the different opportunities and obstacles presented by the conventions of a given literary mode. This paper will seek to elucidate the unique opportunities comedy presents to a translator, in this case William Shakespeare, of a play, The Brothers Menaechmus by Plautus. Due to the rules that govern comedy, Shakespeare was afforded the ability to move beyond creating a copy of Plautus and merge his work with the original: The Comedy of Errors is an adaptation of Menaechmus, but it is also a continuation of its predecessor....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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Comedic Value in "In Praise of Comedy" - In the book, In Praise of Comedy, by James Feibleman, he mentions, “Where tragedy deals with the substance of power, comedy is more concerned with contradictions revealed in the form of the absence of power. Thus tragedy is largely an affair of feeling, the feeling of the inexorable power of fate, while comedy is largely an intellectual affair, being concerned with the issue of logical contradictions.” (Page 77). The contradictions Feibleman mentions can be identified as major comedic tools both in Aristophanese's play, “The Clouds,” and in the short film, “A Dog's Life,” by Charlie Chaplain....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Comedy of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a play in three acts by Tom Stoppard, is a behind the scenes look at what happens in Shakespeare's Hamlet and how the events in the play may have seemed to other fringe characters. These characters are of very little relevance and even if they are removed from the scene of action, with the grotesque act of hanging by death, the impact on the actual play is minimal The play defies easy definition and various critics have labeled it variously as absurdist, existentialist, comical, burlesque, metaphorical or grim....   [tags: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppar]
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The Great Divorce and The Divine Comedy - The cultural impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy is widely seen through a sundry of literary works, television programs, films and even video games. Yet, one of the most prominent works the Divine Comedy has impacted is C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce. Lewis’s book is greatly indebted to Dante’s work, as both try to teach the reader how to achieve salvation. Furthermore, Lewis and Dante’s protagonists discover the path to salvation through choices, and learning what causes one’s refusal of God. Both authors explore the path to righteousness and enquire about life’s most difficult questions....   [tags: Dante and C.S. Lewis]
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Differences Between a Tragedy and Comedy - ... The very tragic ending results in both of the star crossed lover’s dead but the point here is the fact that his life was pretty much planned out until he fell for someone that ended his life accordingly. Where a tragic hero is complicated a comedic hero is actually pretty flexible for instance in Billy Madison his life was going off okay till he goes to visit his granny and the obstacle emerges in which he does something out of his comfort zone. He starts playing golf, putting himself in an area in which he clearly doesn’t belong....   [tags: genre, funny, hero] 682 words
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Beyond Stereotype and Comedy Analysis - This model draws on the psychological perspectives that hypnotize stereotypes to possess two dimensions in their approach, which include warmth and competence. Bulk of the stereotype activities are based on the ethnicity or race. The social groups, be it the Blacks or the whites, are perceived to be warmth if they do not indulge in internal competition for the same resources; for instance, if college students do not compete for space based on their ethnicity or race, that social group would be described as warmth according to SCM model....   [tags: social groups, competence, stereotypes]
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The Divine Comedy by Dante Aligheri - ... We heard the shades snort, And grunt, use their open palms to slap, and make other sounds of whining, whimpering sort”(Dante, 103-105). Almost suddenly, Dante transitions to the vile smell of the excrement perturbing from the river. “As a result of the vapor the banks had a cap of crusted mold, disgusting to both eye and nose” (Dante, 106-109). He further describes what he sees shortly after by stating, “Souls in the ditch who were plunged in brown excrement, very likely flushed out from human latrines” (Dante, 112-114)....   [tags: book review, timeless classic literature] 1085 words
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The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy uses classical references that Dante uses as guises and interpretation into his inferno as an effective use of Roman and Greek paganism to tie mythos to a Medieval Christian sight. Using such classical references as a tie into the epic brings premise to the same outlook and approach the church used to draw in more supporters as an appearance of values and views to their cause. Using figures in the Comedy like Cerberus and the boatmen combined with elements found like Styx and gorgons you can find that there is extensive linking to classical literature and the figures found within....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mythological] 1166 words
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Virgil's Purpose in the Divine Comedy - It is difficult to determine the true nature of Virgil in Dante's Commedia. At times, he grants incredible advice that parallels the wisdom of some early church fathers, and other times he shows no expertise in any situation, to the point of conferring entirely misinformed counsel. This disparity is confusing mainly because Virgil looked like he would be an infallible guide at the beginning of the Divine Comedy. Yet there are plenty of occurrences confirming Virgil's shortcomings beyond doubt. So what is Dante trying to convey in Virgil's personage....   [tags: Virgil in Dante's Commedia, Literry Analysis]
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Journey to the West and Dante's Divine Comedy - 'O lady who give strength to all my hope and who allowed yourself, for my salvation, to leave your footprints there in Hell.’ At the very beginning of the Divine Comedy, Dante got lost in the wood and fell into a dream. In the dream, as an Alice in Wonderland-style dream, Dante met Beatrice and regarded her as a marvelous companion on the pilgrimage. Beatrice, as Christ for Dante, encouraged him to get out the entanglement of the forest when he was dying. “Under the powerful compulsion of this love for Beatrice, Dante entered into a new apprenticeship, an apprenticeship in the art of poetry as the path to reach the truth about their love.” That is a journey to feel love, to serve G...   [tags: Religious Analysis]
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