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An Essay on Shakespeare's Use of Comedy

Summary: The following is an essay on Shakespeare's use of comedy in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."


Shakespeare was a genius writer with amazing skills to write plays, especially ones with comedy. One of his most famous plays is called A Midsummer Night's Dream. It is a deeply entertaining comedy that shows people who are complete fools when in love. In A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare creates laughter by using malapropisms, funny characters and by his theme.

A malapropism is a comical misuse of a word in mistake for one sounding similar. Shakespeare was a common user of these in his plays. The next three examples of malapropisms in A Midsummer Night's Dream are said by Bottom. "We will meet; and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously." (1.2.108) Bottom had misused the word "obscenely" because he meant to say seemly. He had stated that they will rehearse pornographically, instead of saying that they will rehearse appropriately. "You were best...

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