Essays Tagged: "comic relief"

Contrast in Act V of Hamlet

rave and somber moodin the second half.The scene opens with two 'clowns', who function as a sort of comic relief.This is necessary, after the tension of Ophelia's breakdown (and subsequent death),and ...

(3 pages) 69 0 5.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

"The Readiness Is All" - Hamlet (graveyard scene)

This scene is a bit of a comic relief to lighten the situation. Hamlet's encounter with the gravedigger explains the nature o ...

(2 pages) 85 0 3.9 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare.

Romeo and Juliet EssayBy: Adam MuhaIn Romeo and Juliet, many of the plays main characters are comic in nature. In times of grief and hardship the comic characters have their moments to shine to ... e their moments to shine to somewhat lighten the load. For a brief moment we see Capulet presenting comic relief while preparing for the wedding. The nurse throughout the play supplies comic relief in ...

(3 pages) 14 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Analysis of the cinematography of Jurassic Park

if dinosaurs were alive today? The director, Steven Spielberg, uses sound, lighting, camera angles, comic relief, and even combines some of these different things to make this film a spectacular one. ... rant at the same way you were before, not through the about to be re-electrified wires of the fence.Comic relief is a tool that directors use to relieve suspense. The way a typical horror film would w ...

(4 pages) 95 1 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

To what extent has Marlowe employed the principles of variation and contrast to sustain the attention of an audience throughout The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and to what effect?

sustain the audience's interest. Though the drama is labeled "a tragical history" Marlowe utilizes comic relief. In doing so, he lightens the mood of the play and his audience with particular scenes. ... ith particular scenes. Constant misery is trying on an audience's attention as human nature demands comic relief throughout a tragedy. The play begins with a mood of splendor and ambition, initially c ...

(5 pages) 48 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Performer or Public Enemy

ormers can act as positive role models to young people. Lots of performers do charity work such as 'Comic Relief' and some other performers do their own charity fundraising events such as Ronan Keatin ...

(4 pages) 30 0 4.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Amy Heckerling - the depiction of female characters in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' and 'Clueless'

. Hand who believes all his students are on pot. Stacy's elder brother floats through the film as a comic relief with his search for a new job, though he comes through for Stacy at the end of the film ... from the novel, and which is epitomized by "generic choices that Heckerling has made". The incisive comic portrayal of contemporary Los Angeles life in Clueless is the result of Heckerling's decision ...

(8 pages) 43 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Cat in the hat !!

, it pretty appeals to the more mature audience too. The movie flows along a typical manner but the comic relief brought up by the characters spice up the whole story. Who can 4get abt the role of Mr. ...

(1 pages) 16 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Critique on "A Midsummer nights dream."

ot as complex and was easy to understand.The character 'Puck' (a.k.a Robin Goodfellow) provided the comic relief that I thought was necessary to make the movie more enjoyable and pleasant. Another pos ... ummer nights dream' was the music. It reflected the characters moods and feelings and also provided comic relief at the right time. Without the music, the movie would be more complex because you would ...

(1 pages) 31 0 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Happy Days And Glass Managerie

ie and the content of the tone. An absurd play is one that is serious but may contain extravagantly comic scenes to depict a reality that is absurd, illogical and senseless. Therefore leaving the audi ... ir life was yet Winnie embraced its every meaning, adding complexity to the play. This enhanced the comic scenes setting certain elements of comic relief to the production. All in all making Happy Day ...

(5 pages) 356 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Characteres

g and The Reservist. All these individuals bring diversity and more often than not some much needed comic relief to classrooms, the students are all unique and they make the classroom setting more rel ... ellow students. The Loudmouths like to stand out and be noticed therefore, sometimes they try to be comical at the expense of the Instructor. This usually works, but sometimes out of spite for the Lou ...

(2 pages) 291 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamlet and comic relief

minor character Polonius, and the graveyard scene reveals intentions and plans through the mode of comic relief.The exchange of wit often relied heavily on the identity of the actors (Thomson 116). S ... peaker), but appears mystifying to the modern viewer. The pun is the most frequent of Shakespeare's comic uses.Act one introduces the reader to Hamlet, who seems to be showing signs of strong angst to ...

(14 pages) 22 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Critique Of The Miser

ction overall. My favorite character in the play was the cook/coachman. I really enjoyed the comic relief provided by this character. His humor was enhanced by his moment to moment spontaneity. ...

(3 pages) 1435 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Amphitryon; Jean-Pierre Giradoux

r was one of the play's greater flaws. Sosia was virtually eliminated, consequently eliminating the comic relief that made Kleist's Amphitryon a pleasure to read. The few lines that Sosia did have wer ...

(1 pages) 427 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Amphitryon; Jean-Pierre Giradoux

r was one of the play's greater flaws. Sosia was virtually eliminated, consequently eliminating the comic relief that made Kleist's Amphitryon a pleasure to read. The few lines that Sosia did have wer ...

(1 pages) 545 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Amphitryon; Jean-Pierre Giradoux

r was one of the play's greater flaws. Sosia was virtually eliminated, consequently eliminating the comic relief that made Kleist's Amphitryon a pleasure to read. The few lines that Sosia did have wer ...

(1 pages) 385 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What is your most valued intangible possession?

sleeping on sofas and daybeds in the homes of family and friends. I once again assumed the role of comic relief, being supportive of my family by finding (and illuminating) the bright spot in any sit ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Romeo and Juliet: Nurse's Role

The nurse's role in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is primarily as comic relief but she serves also as a confidante and mediator to Juliet. Her personality is used to ... y have differences in opinion, the nurse truly wants what is best for Juliet.The nurse is more than comic relief; she is a trusted confidante to Juliet and moves the action of the play along. She is a ...

(1 pages) 1593 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

"Hyperbole is More Important than Anything Else in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus" a study on hyperbole's effect on tone, characterization, and theme in "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe

of the story and can easily be overlooked. Although this is true, he becomes a source of hilarious comic relief through a large helping of exageration. Robins speach itself is an exagerated dilect us ...

(3 pages) 2045 1 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Red Light Prostitution Area of Lahore & the Inside Details.

he Herculean task of interviewing the Naikas and sex workers at Heera Mandi; and also for providing comic relief during trying times. Had it not been for the aforementioned people this research would ...

(22 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community