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How does Shakespeare create tragedy and comedy?
The Full Title is: The tragedy of Othello the moor of Venice. 4 main things. Othello Moor tragedy Venice.
Genre; Tragedy Written; Between 1601 and 1604, England Shakespeare clearly views the events of the play as tragic. View’s the marriage between Desdemona and Othello as noble and heroic. Late sixteenth century, during the wars between Venice and Turkey It is set in Venice in Act I; the island of Cyprus thereafter Protagonist Othello The Central character is Othello. Conflict: Iago gets jealous of Othello and Desdemona's relationship and he believes that he should be lieutenant not Othello. Contains foreshadowing (prediction) Jealously and rage is the inner demon that triumphs over Othello and Iago.
Described as a ‘domestic tragedy’. Third of his mature tragedies. Shakespeare’s supreme masterpiece in tragedies. Shakespeare wrote a series of tragedies, Othello being one of them. It’s the most exciting of his tragedies. It contain two of Shakespeare’s most original characters and powerful scene The story of Othello follows the Ancient Greek guidelines for a tragedy. Othello came across as rich and powerful as he is a lieutenant. But is referred to as a moor which is a racial term. As with all Heroes Othello has fatal fall his being jealously and gullibility. Iago plays with Othello’s weakness. Violence features heavily in Othello. A scene of violence
Some people believe that it was wrote for the queen to celebrate the feast of St John.
Genre ; Comedy Written; Between 1594 and 1595, England Foreshadowing: Comments made in Act 1, scene 1 about the difficulties that lovers face. Combines elements of Ancient Greece with elements of Renaissance England Athens and the forest outside its walls Confusing and Complex story line. Contains there plots; Love story- showing the changing relationships between 4 young people. Comedy- actors struggling to rehearse and perform a very bad play. Fairy story- The King of Fairies, Oberon punishes his wife the Queen of fairies, Titania then forgives her. fairies, Titania then forgives her.
In a mid-summer nights dream Shakespeare is offering a wide variety of entertainment ranging from a uproarious comedy to a serious account of nature of poetic imagination.
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