Note8 - Week 8 Shakespeare Comedies Elder declares a law at...

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Week 8 : Shakespeare Comedies Elder declares a law at the start 1 couple marries at the end Mistaken identity Pants role (a female character has to disguise like a man for some purpose) Fool or Jester (simply entertainment) Social authority is upheld (nobody is challenging the government or the leaders) Protagonist learns a lesson Death is rarely mentioned Tragedies Senecan principles with violence Pre-Christian world (there is no other world you will go to after death [the idea of heaven or heal does not exist]) Heavy soliloquy Rigid society in which people and worlds get destroyed Histories Propaganda plays set in England, with specific issues confronting a King Heroic character must fall (deep journey) Positive ending (must be stronger than before the challenge) We are stronger as one nation, do not get divided, and we will be conquered if we are divided Romances Not an original classification Lack of Unity and Place

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