When Romeo asks Mercutio what his dream was about, Mercutio says, “That dreamers often lie” (1.4.53). In this instance, the play on the word “lie” is witty and clever. Mercutio is stating that dreams “lie” as dreamers “lie.” Although humorous and comedic, this is thematically important, as it stresses the fabrications as well as the deceptions in dreams. Through the use of this pun we acquire that Romeo and Juliet choose to pin their hopes on a dream, and we later learn, that these dreams and hopes end with tragic results. Earlier on, the introductory scene of the play is full with a wide variety of puns as servants, Sampson and Gregory, indulge in a verbal duel as well as a fight with swords.
Passion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream may come off as a simple comedy but is a complex play with many interesting aspects. Passion, a significant characteristic, is often expressed through the play. Characters in the play show passion for different reasons; Puck passions for mischief, Helena for Demetrius’ love and Bottom for theatrics, are a few of the many examples. Passion shows much significance, being the most important characteristic in the play. Puck is a mischievous sprite, involved with most magical events in the play.
In the beginning we see that it is almost comical uses. The irony then develops into more interesting and intriguing uses meant to keep the audience, especially the groundlings, interested and wanting more. And then finally, he uses dramatic irony to point out some of the reasons why this is a tragedy during and before the climax. In the beginning you see irony without much apparent consequence, which can be seen as amusing in some views and helped to draw people in. Some examples of this would be Romeo and Juliet talks to each other and fall in ?love?
The Character of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream Considered one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays, A Midsummer Nights Dream reads like a fantastical, imaginative tale; however, its poetic lines contain a message of love, reality, and chance that are not usually present in works of such kind. All characters in the play are playful, careless and thoughtless, and Puck: one of the central characters in the play: is significant to the plot, tone, and meaning of A Midsummer Nights Dream, thus becoming a representative of the above-mentioned themes. The plot in this one of Shakespeare's plays is comical and, at times, ironic. As summarized by Puck in the last stanza of the play: If we shadows have offended Think but this, and all is mended: That you have but slumb'red here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme No more yielding but a dream Gentles do not reprehend: If you pardon, we will mend.
“Puck: The Heart and Soul of A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Within the genre of melodrama, the atmosphere and emotions of a story are romanticized and magical. Not only does it engage the audience emotionally, but it is also meant to be performed in a very exaggerated manner. William Shakespeare incorporates this melodramatic style into his plays with a specific purpose in mind. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare utilizes the sprightly character of Puck to reinforce the complexity of love, and the idea that magic sometimes causes more harm than good. Although there is no definitive protagonist, Puck stands out as a character who steers the direction of the plot and gives movement to the actions that occur throughout the story.
Shakespeare is loved for his story lines, but he is respected for the characters he has created. It is ironic how in Romeo and Juliet characters such as Capulet, Romeo, and Friar Laurence are made out to be wise but in actuality make bad judgment. It is also ironic that Mercutio is depicted as a childish youth when really he is the character with the most insight. Shakespeare uses Mercutio’s insight as a contrast to every other character to show how ridiculous the other characters actually are. If you pay attention to the plots and story lines, this play is a love story.
Deception makes things seem other than they are, and in the plot, lack of sober judgement and inexperienced noting of matters is what causes some moments of enormity in the play. The title of the play is deceiving in that the actual play involves many happenings; the plot is filled with action, albeit as a new act of deception, a battle in the merry war between Benedick and Beatrice or a song and dance. Deception is the key to excitement and captivation in a play, as Shakespeare evidently appreciated.
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.
In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare portrays several characters in a controversial way. Some witty characters are portrayed as foolish, and some foolish characters are portrayed as witty. In the beginning of the play, Sir Andrew and Malvolio are presented as smart people; however, as the play progresses, the audience is exposed to their foolish sides. On the other hand, Sir Toby and Feste are portrayed as fools, but as the plot develops the audience acknowledges their wisdom. Malvolio and Sir Andrew’s foolish sides are exposed because of their gullible nature, while Feste and Sir Toby’s wisdom is revealed through their insightful remarks and brilliant prank ideas.
But first Don Pedro has to tell Hero how Claudio feels her about her. Claudio: 'O my Lor... ... middle of paper ... ... are taking at the masked ball to each other. The atmosphere of the ball was a fun celebratory mood and yet Beatrice and Benedick still feel the need to trade insults with each other. Shakespeare's writing is at many a time contradicting or expressed in a way we cannot understand. But those who have an eye for Shakespeare's play who thrive on the plentiness of this play.