Hamlet’s sharp words, while providing humor, lets the audience understand the odious feelings Hamlet possesses for his uncle. The comedy in Hamlet turns raunchy when Hamlet’s two close friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern visit Hamlet from Wittenberg. Upon sight of his friends, Hamlet is able to turn a mundane greeting into a vulgar dialogue: GUILDENSTERN. Happy in that we are n... ... middle of paper ... ...n a tragedy; however without it the play seems lacking. Comedy is necessary to break the unbearable tension in tragedies like Hamlet.
Hamlet implies that any fool with money can gain entran... ... middle of paper ... ...nteractions with the Gravedigger. Although this character has a relatively small role, he has an enormous impact on the course of the play. Comedic relief plays a vital role in any tragedy or suspenseful play: It serves as a stark contrast to the harsh reality being presented throughout the story. In the tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare, comedy is utilized to distract the audience from the dramatic course of events. The theatrical plot also progresses with the comedic relief inserted in the play.
One of William Shakespeare’s best remembered plays for its comical and ironic tone is A Midnight’s Summer Dream. There were characters designed to be humorous and that alone. Puck and Bottom behave very much alike, and have similar roles for different people. Both Puck and Bottom are comic relief characters in one way or the other. Both of them are needed for the play, because Puck’s spirits controls the whole story, which sets the tone for it and Bottoms comic relief for the audience and play.
Puck suggests to both the watchers and, consequently, to the readers, that if they did not enjoy the tale, they should pretend it was a dream, an impression so convincing that at times the audience is left confused. The lines from the last stanza communicate the ending of the play to be ironic and humorous, much in the same way as the rest of the story was told. The general plot, with certain characters implementing stresses on jokes more than others, also contributed to the humor in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare had a way of placing puns in this play, such as when Puck states,"[a]nd, as I am and honest Puck/ Else the Puck a liar call". (G. J. Thomas R. Arp) In Shakespeare's time the Puck was a mischievous nature sprite or fairy (Teller).
When Mercutio feels a false sense of honour, it will ironically contribute to the death of his friend. Merutio had seemed to turn the play into a comedy at times: but some can say that it is with his death that we know the play to be a tragedy. He is one of the greatest characters that Shakespeare has ever created and his character is essential to the whole play Romeo and Juliet.
Although heartrending and disastrous in nature and conclusion, Romeo and Juliet is filled with humor brought to the reader with a variety of literary devices. This is very evident throughout the play because William Shakespeare, through the immense use of puns and sarcasm, creates comedic effects in tragic plays such as Romeo and Juliet. Creating and establishing humour has a very important role in plays for it prepares the reader or audience for the tragic events that will occur later on in the story. Just one of the many literary devices being used are puns. Puns are a play on words and language that are used with intent to create humour.
(III... ... middle of paper ... ...ssary character for comical relief, changing the play from a fantasy into a comedy. Many take passion as an insignificant trait but passion reveals the true nature of characters within a play as explicitly shown in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Puck’s passion for mischief, Helena’s for Demetrius’ love and Bottom’s for theatrics are testaments to the intense passions described in the play. Passion has a positive effect in the play, reflected in the actions, speech and thoughts of the actors. When lead by such emotions, each character is able to accomplish their desires, while giving a positive effect on the viewers.
Unseen, he and Oberon pull the strings that control what the characters act and say. Finally, Shakespeare is like Puck, standing back from the other characters, acutely aware of their weaknesses and mocks them, relishing in mischief at their expense. With these three characters and some play-within-a-play enchantment, Shakespeare mocks himself and his plays as much as he does the young lovers and the mechanicals onstage. This genius playwright who is capable of writing serious dramas such as Hamlet and Julius Caesar is still able to laugh at himself just as he does at his characters. With the help of Bottom, Oberon, and Puck, Shakespeare shows us that theatre, and even life itself, are illusions that one should remember to laugh at.
One of William Shakespeare’s best remembered plays for its comical and ironic tone is A Midnight’s Summer Dream. There were characters designed to be humorous and that alone. Puck and Bottom behave very much alike, and have similar roles for different people. Both Puck and Bottom are comic relief characters in one way or the other. Both of them are needed for the play, because Puck’s spirits controls the whole story, which sets the tone for it, and Bottoms comic relief for the audience and play.
Hamlet often finds humorous occasions especially after he has done something that affects another character. He takes the “inside joke'; to the limits and smiles upon the defeat of his enemies. This is especially true with the relationship between him and his father-by-marriage. Hamlet puts on the play so that he may have a reassurance that his true father was wrongfully killed by his uncle Claudius. Once the play had ended so abruptly Hamlet smiles upon the dismay of Claudius knowing that he has finally found the source of revenge.