Forgot your password?  

Oliver Goldsmith Writing Styles in She Stoops to Conquer

This Study Guide consists of approximately 66 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of She Stoops to Conquer.
This section contains 436 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our She Stoops to Conquer Study Guide

Style

Age of Sensibility

Many works written between 1750 and 1798 emphasized emotion and pathos, instead of drama and humor. The Sentimental comedy, called a comedy not because of its humor but because it had a happy ending, ruled the stage. She Stoops to Conquer reacts against this tradition, for Goldsmith's comedy actually evokes laughter. The prologue by Garrick and the epilogue by Goldsmith clearly situate the play as a challenge to sensibility, and positive audience response initiated a new age in stage comedy.

Comedy of Manners

While She Stoops to Conquer contains elements of farce, its comedy also stems from poking fun at the manners and conventions of aristocratic, sophisticated society.

Epilogue

In the concluding statement of She Stoops to Conquer, Goldsmith summarizes the plot and hopes that the comedy has conquered his audience as Kate has conquered Marlow's heart.

Farce

Many critics have described She Stoops to Conquer, a comedy...

(read more from the Style section)

This section contains 436 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our She Stoops to Conquer Study Guide
Copyrights
She Stoops to Conquer from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook