Literature Appreciation Night Transcript
"The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think". Good greetings ladies and gentlemen thank thee for giving me the opportunity to speak at Blacktown City Councils comedy in literature appreciation night. Peter Ustinov once famously said, "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious". My opinion concerning this matter does not differ. It is my belief that comedy is a representation of words in a specific manner, which is interpreted as humor. But in the undisclosed representation is a serious issue with a comical twist to it. Consequently comedy is a mechanism or tool to convey a message without offending someone. I will be supporting Ustinov's statement by disusing its authority in relation to a well-known play "The Taming of the Shrew". The key ideas that I will be focusing on are that peoples appearance may be deceiving, Shakespeare's use of comedy to illustrate male dominance over females and how Katharina is treated like an animal.
These three main ideas encapsulate Ustinov's thought provoking remark "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious". Comedy has inspired various composers to make serious comments about society namely Shakespeare.
Through Shakespeare's gratifying use of comedy he extensively comments on a major obsessive issue that has been ongoing ever since the existence of the human race. It is sociopathic lying; it is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get his or her way. Ladies and gentlemen Bianca a female character from "The Taming of the Shrew" was a sociopathic liar. She was smarter than everyone thinks she was. She had chosen the desperate lucentio. So she could clearly run the marriage and be head of the family. This wasn't apparent to the audience until...