Essays Tagged: "romantic comedy"

Jane Austen's Use of style in Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice

life of the upper-middle class in the nineteenth century, the focus of this style being to combine romantic comedy with social satire and psychological insight. Because Austen's style is so distinctl ... n among Austen's novels. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, both of whom are romantic and intelligent, as they are forced to give up their personal pride and prejudices before t ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The comic elements of the play are constructed through language. Do you agree?

Shakespeare's "Much ado about nothing" has been classified as a romantic comedy. As a comedy, comic elements are very important; they can be expressed in various wa ... hing", Claudio and Hero are designed to be a contrast compared to Benedick and Beatrice. They are a romantic couple in the play. Unlike Benedick and Beatrice, Claudio declares his love for Hero at the ... person. Claudio and Hero's relationship is an example of courtly love. In the play courtly love is romantic and has fewer comic elements. It doesn't need to be expressed through language, whereas Ben ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.7 May/2003

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

Criticism on the morality of "Romeo and Juliet"

eme being criticized.During his second period, Shakespeare brought historical drama and Elizabethan romantic comedy to near perfection. Particular in his histories and comedies of this period, Shakesp ...

(7 pages) 33 0 5.0 Aug/2003

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

Helena in Midsummer's Nights Dream

wanted that person no matter how they treated them? Well, in the story, Midsummer Night's Dream, a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare, this girl Helena does the same thing only more of a ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

This is an essay on the topic of religious presence in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

English 10-1 IB, Per. 2June 5, 20031168 WordsA Comraderie of Two ChristiansIn William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The Merchant of Venice, various themes are woven within the plot by the writer's ex ...

(6 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Movie Review of Shakespeare in Love

the darkness as it creates a wonderful image ofwhat love truly is: beauty and inspiration. A romantic comedy set in London in the late sixteenth century. Will Shakespeare;a young playwright has ... le way the story of Will and Viola, and the story of Romeo and Julietare tied together to make both romantic, and cinematic bliss. I call it innovativestorytelling. With a storyline that had me hooked ...

(3 pages) 79 0 3.0 Apr/2004

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

Deceptive Intentions - Analysis on "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare

lways what they seem. People may appear to be one way but turn out to be an entirely different. The romantic-comedy, The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, shows the deliberate use of decepti ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Twelfth Night has been described as one of the saddest of Shakespeare's Comedies. Disscuss.

created by the shipwreck and two women mourning supposedly dead brothers, to the joyous realm of a romantic comedy, ending with three happily married couples. Therefore, at face value it is perhaps r ... used in this way - depending on the director, he could be portrayed as quite pathetic.As with most 'romantic comedies' of this period, "Twelfth Night" ends with celebration and unity, which means the ...

(9 pages) 41 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Love in Shakespeare plays " Twelfth night - Romeo & Juliet "

ness with writing plays as well as his acting abilities . Althought his play " twelfth night " is a romantic comedy while " Romeo & Juliet " is romatic tragedy , they both show that love can cause ...

(2 pages) 142 4 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Life is Beautiful

forty-five minutes, the production tricks us into believing that it's nothing more than a pleasant romantic comedy set in Fascist Italy, with Guido (Benigni) seeking to woo a pretty girl, Dora (Nicol ...

(8 pages) 66 0 4.2 Oct/2004

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

Movie Review - Hitch

had Hitch as our inspirational leader.Directed by Andy Tennant ("Sweet Home Alabama), "Hitch" is a romantic comedy that actually works in today's overexposed genre of romantic comedies.The banter is ... well.In some parts, you truly feel the movie is overstretched out (as 119 minutes serves notice for romantic overkill), and for all the talk about winning people over by letting them see the real you, ...

(2 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jul/2005

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

An analysis of how narrative and genre are used to create meaning and generate audience response in the opening of "Rear Window" (Hitchcock, USA 1954).

rtyard and the main characters in a way that suggests that the predominant genre of the film may be romantic comedy, and that the main narrative thread may be the relationship between Lisa and Jeffrie ... nd view a woman being spyed upon as she is sunbathing it is easy to assume there are comedy or even romantic comedy genre elements present. The audience continues to be provided with the opening gener ...

(6 pages) 70 1 1.0 Oct/2005

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

Review: "Twelfth Night" by W. Shakespeare.

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is an entertaining and captivating romantic comedy of light and shade, placed in a festive atmosphere in which three couples are brough ... is why "Twelfth Night" follows many conventions as far as structure, the setting is in a far away "romantic" land, situation, and events somewhat steer the plot however this is certainly not without ...

(2 pages) 14 0 1.0 Nov/2005

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

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' The interevention of the faries.

In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", fairies play an important part in shaping the romantic lives of two young couples. With their help and intervention, occurrences that may have bee ... tween fantasy and reality and between environment and experience. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is a romantic comedy which ends in happiness unlike many of Shakespeare's plays. He shows us that even th ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love, An Emotion or a Simple Feeling

bout love are radically different in the comedies and the tragedies. This analysis will compare the romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream and the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet.Both plays give ...

(5 pages) 36 0 5.0 Dec/2005

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

"About a boy" - review of the film.

"About a Boy", directed by Paul and Chris Witz, is a romantic comedy based on the bestselling novel written by Nick Hornby. The main character is 38-year ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.7 Jan/2006

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

Arsenic and old lace movie review: "Bitter Sweet"

reactions to the events occurring make this movie the hilarious side splitting movie that it is. A romantic comedy has never been so humorous.Josephine Hull and Jean Adair play the innocent and insan ... n of the three adds that extra burst of laughter and creepiness to the storyline.This knee slapping romantic comedy of bitter sweet events, and aunts, is the perfect family oriented movie. I can not w ...

(1 pages) 374 0 0.0 Mar/2006

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

Inner journeys and "10 Things I Hate About You"

n them.10 things I hate about you easily engages its target audience, teenagers, through a genre of romantic comedy and the use of young, as well as popular characters. Also the use of brightly colour ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.4 Mar/2006

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

Is 'The Taming Of The shrew' a Sexist Play?

hy characters, Bapista Minola, need to get his two daughters katherina and Bianca, married. It is a romantic comedy about the battle of the sexes whereas katherina, a well-spirited or 'shrewish' chara ...

(6 pages) 20 0 4.0 May/2006

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

"City Light" movie review

Great Depression in America or present time when it was released. The movie could be considered a "romantic comedy" as Chaplin's humor has similarities to Ben Stiller who often uses physical happenin ... the same. When moviegoers relate to the characters it is more likely they will enjoy the movie.The romantic part of the movie centers around a beautiful blind woman that sells flowers on the city's s ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Jul/2006

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