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Unformatted text preview: Formal Context and Structure High Status Heightened Language Irrevocable Circumstances Responsibility & Acceptance - characters accept their actions, like Agave killing her son Tragicomic Tone - dark humor, when Penthius dresses himself in women's clothing but that leads to his death Genre = "kind," "type" "COMEDY from Greek KOMOIDIA = "song of the revelers" i.e. party song Comedy seems to be initiated in small celebrations in towns and villages Related to public fun and public gatherings Film Clips "Waiting to Exhale" - dark comedy, you find her actions (setting fire to husband's clothes) funny, but at the same time you sympathize with her situation "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" -...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08
- The Bacchae