Shakespeare comedy characters

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Shakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is

comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies

which were later called his "romances". Shakespeare's comedies were not

primarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had

the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice

Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was clearly towards the structure and

language of his comedies, which made his comedies quite distinct from others.

The ideas and concepts also made his comedies designated, as we experienced it

in one of his most famous comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The structure of Shakespeare comedies is common in all his comic drama.

The play goes through three phases. In the first stage there is order and

discipline. Then it goes through a situation where there is chaos and disorder.

Finally in the third stage order is restored again and the play ends in a

festive ending. In the beginning of A Midsummer Nights Dream we see that Theseus

has entire control over the people in Athens and he is getting ready to wed

Hyppolita, queen of the amazons. Then quickly the whole situation changes when

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