The Merry Wives of Windsor | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Jonathan Hall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Critical Essay by Jonathan Hall

SOURCE: Hall, Jonathan. “The Evacuations of Falstaff (The Merry Wives of Windsor).” In Shakespeare and Carnival, edited by Ronald Knowles, pp. 123-51. Houndsmills, Great Britain: Macmillan, 1998.

In the following essay, Hall examines the language of The Merry Wives of Windsor and views the play “as a successor to 2 Henry IV.

Counterfeit? I lie, I am no counterfeit. To die is to be a counterfeit, or he is but the counterfeit of a man who hath not the life of a man. But to counterfeit dying when a man thereby liveth is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perfect image of life indeed.

(Falstaff)1

Laughter is essentially not an external but an interior form of truth; it cannot be transformed into seriousness without destroying and distorting the very contents of the...

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