In conclusion, Malvolio is not seen to be funny in a sense that the audience laugh with him but instead the audience laugh at him because of his puritanical ways and his pompous nature. However, a modern audience would stop laughing at the character when they see the severity of his mistreatment by the other characters. He is made out to be a fool all throughout the play but the trick that is played on him is taken too far which ultimately ends up in the audience sympathising for Malvolio.
Hamlet's behavior of being mad and depressed changed with the players because they are not involved with his "real" life and feels at ease and at his best, a prince reminding artists of the ideals their art is meant to uphold. The meanings of words have also changed. The meaning of "acting" plays a great role in the performance, not only by the observation of the entire audience, but by a more private and personal meaning or understanding of the play by Hamlet and the King.
Malvolio and the Way he is Treated in William Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night Malvolio is an extremely complicated and difficult character to study because of his mixed, complex personality. At times in the play he seems very reliable and loyal but sometimes he seems foolish and weak, and in many scenes in the play the audience are encouraged to laugh at him, his actions or his words. He is not portrayed as a lovable character, which makes the play funnier. Also, the way that Malvolio seems humourless actually makes him humorous. Just Malvolio's name can give you some idea of his personality, it means in Latin "evil-wishing!"
While other characters use soliloquies to connect with the audience John uses dramatic irony. An example of this is “…it must not be denied but I am a plain dealing villain.” In this quote he cant hide that he’s a villain, this makes the audience aware of his darker side, whereas the other characters are oblivious to his evil side. To conclude John is portrayed as a sinful, malicious character and by Shakespeare adding this dark side that Don John adds he gives a contrast of good and evil, with his brother, Pedro. He varies the mood from light to dark; and finally gives the play drama, tension and makes the audience more intense.
When reading the play, it is important to remember that the characters are not people but caricatures Priestley employs to manipulate the reader. This combines with the artificiality of the plot to form a completely biased play, from whichever angle one looks at it. However at the time of its publication it was not so outlandish, because it upheld the New Labour government, struggling so hard to bring about its reforms and stay in favour of a people who had suffered many hardships and were now looking to more years of difficulty and discomfort.
The reader can easily be baffled by the equally weird antics of the characters. This eccentricity is reflected in the themes, characterization, the plot structure and style of writing of the play. The reader cannot escape this eccentricity and might even be repulsed by the repetition and monotony that this play offers, but on deeper understanding, one can be poignantly touched by the actual meaning of this play. The play is very open-ended and has been interpreted in numerous ways by different people. On the contrary, All My Sons is a very straightforward play, with a specified characterization, which also touches upon the humanistic issues of social responsibility and moral conscience.
Additionally, when he is conversing with other viewers, he also believes they are superficial in the way they are discussing the play. By Holden’s quick perceptions of people, Salinger presents Holden as a hypocritical, disapproving villain. Alternatively, Holden describes people for what they really are and wishes that the world could be a much simpl... ... middle of paper ... ...’s habitual lying relates back to times where he is hypocritical about his environment being full of phonies. Salinger provides these small details of deceitfulness in order to further advance Holden’s character and the work as a whole. Throughout the novel, J.D, Salinger develops Holden’s character with numerous situations.
It was just gibberish to them no matter how they viewed it. Guil had a gift of using sophisticated making what he said seem true or as if he knew what he was talking about, but due to c... ... middle of paper ... ...to explain his view on existentialism and Theatre of the Absurd by creating characters such as the Player, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern who do not exist but merely are characters created for the enjoyment of audiences. Tom Stoppard used comedy throughout this play to explain how logic does not make sense, the collapse of language, and not existing from not making choices. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead shows how Ros and Guil could not take control of their lives because the writer did not intend them to. They could not make choices because everything about them was created by the author.
In reality, the audience knows that Iago is actually a terrible person. Othello is unaware of any of this. “Iago most honest” says Othello in Act 2 Scene 3, believing that he can trust his friend Iago of the things he is telling him (2.3.6). Othello is completely unaware of the evil plans Iago has and this is ironic because Iago is simply the furthest thing from “most honest”. There are also a few more bits of dramatic irony that show up as the characters are thinking aloud to the audience; this allows the audience to know what is happening when most of the characters do not.
As we read the play and begin to understand Hamlet’s mentality, his inner thoughts, and the reasons for his actions, it becomes clear to the reader that Hamlet is, in fact, totally and healthily sane. It becomes evident that he is simply simulating insanity so that it is easier to fulfill his duties to his father, and that Claudius’s murder doesn’t rest so guiltily on his conscience. Hamlet only feigns madness because it allows him to do and say things that he otherwise could not say without severe repercussions and suspicion being held against him. It also prevents people from blaming him for his ridiculous antics, and from taking him seriously. We first see Hamlet’s initial plan of faking insanity falling into place when he is talking to Horatio and Marcellus, telling them not to comment to anyone about his “antic disposition (Shakespeare, 75).” Hamlet’s supposed madness allows him to talk to his friends, family, and especially to Ophelia in a manner that is totally unsuitable for a human being to act, especially a prince.