The Merchant of Venice as a Romantic Comedy

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Evaluate The Merchant of Venice as a Romantic Comedy.
Date: 21st December 2016
Submitted to:
Name- Mr. K.M. Wazed Kabir
Designation- Associate Professor and Chairperson
Department- English
Submitted by:
Names- Reeti Jamil
Batch Number- 1410
Code Number- 141020014

The Merchant of Venice written at some time between 1596 and 1599, appeals to the audience as a romantic comedy, a particular sub-genre of comedy. Its plots and sub-plots suggest to them as motley of humor and romance. The latter faces obstructions to continual fulfillment of love. As a resolution in the play, its end incurs by the crushing of those obstructions and the harmonizing of love ...

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When ratifications are made leading to the resolution of the play's problem, it is done at the cost of Shylock's suffering. From a Jew's outlook on this racist remarks-laden play, indeed, the play is much less than a romantic comedy and may find its niche as a tragedy in which the browbeaten victim of Christian loathing faces unfair persecution.

Humorous Dialogues:

Humor expressed in The Merchant of Venice is sharp, witty and direct and at times responded with a just as witty repartee. For example, when Gratiano has lengthy conversations with Antonio in the first act, Lorenzo is prompted to say that Gratiano "never lets" him "speak". Gratiano replies curtly-

"Keep me company but two years moe,
Thou shalt not know the sound of thine own tongue."
(Act I, Scene I, Lines 108-109)

Gratiano's ready wit complies with his gregarious character. It is but characters like him who vitalize the atmosphere into something comic. Antonio's temperament in the beginning of the ...

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