"The Winter's Tale" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Winter's Tale"
Discusses the play as a tragicomedy and focuses on the character of Leontes.
# 19621 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 1992 | US


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"The Winter's Tale

Many of Shakespeare's tragic plays weave portions of comedy and light-hearted fun into the plot structure. The gatekeeper in Macbeth, the gravedigger in Hamlet, Mercutio and the Friar in Romeo & Juliet, provide breaks for the audience. These isolated scenes are memorable because of their sudden shift from tragedy to comedy. Though labelled as a romance, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, should really be labeled a tragicomedy. While there is a definite emphasis in the first half of the play on tragedy, and in the second half on comedy, we are never far away from either mood. Through the structured mixture of both tragic and comedic elements throughout the play, Shakespeare binds characters, events and even the formal traditions of time and ..."

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