'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' and 'The Tempest' in the mirror by Cornelia Kaltenbacher

By Cornelia Kaltenbacher

Thesis (M.A.) from the yr 2007 within the topic American experiences - Comparative Literature, grade: intestine, collage of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine", forty eight entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Shakespeare is without doubt one of the such a lot analysed and “criticised” poet within the history
of literature. Why Shakespeare? the answer's effortless. he isn't in basic terms most
analysed but additionally the preferred dramatist that has ever existed.
Shakespeare’s drama has been attention-grabbing his viewers and readers via the
centuries. The plots of Shakespeare’s drama appear to be easy, dealing with
human and social issues like love, marriage, homicide, intrigue, complot and
revenge. On a primary sight, they keep in mind united states solid and entertaining
Hollywood movie. yet is that this all what Shakespeare has to assert via his
drama? Did he rather intend to write down advertisement performs, with out giving a deeper
sense to his literary paintings? I don’t imagine so. i feel Shakespeare achieved
through his “simple” plots to get deeply into the minds and souls of his
audience, in an effort to cause them to conceive the complexity in their personal lives and
feelings. i don't intend to determine his own message within the drama or to
interpret his intentions. i'm going to fairly be aware of his paintings and take a look at to discover out,
what form of message Shakespeare’s comedy transmitted to his viewers and
above all to his skilled readers, greater acknowledged, to his literary critics. My paper
shall show the complexity and the deep mental which means of
Shakespeare’s comedy. Returning to my first query why Shakespeare? I
would prefer to solution it, by means of quoting considered one of my favorite critics, Northrop Frye:
“For all that has been written approximately it, Shakespearean comedy nonetheless seams to me commonly misunderstood and underestimated, and my major thesis, that the 4 romances are the inevitable and real fruits of the poet’s success, is obviously much less seen to many than it really is to me.” 1
I think of Frye’s assumption on Shakespearean comedy the enough resolution to
my query. during this paper I intend to hunt the deep feel of A Midsummer
Night’s Dream and The Tempest, via posting them in a replicate of adjusting severe techniques, starting with the mythological view, carrying on with with the
political and new serious standpoint and finishing with my own notes. My
main goal during this paper is to illustrate that Shakespeare’s comedy does
not simply have a delighting functionality but in addition routines a deep psychological
impact at the previous and new generations. in my view he was once not just a genius
of the drama, but additionally an initiator of the renaissance of legendary and archaic
values within the sleek world.

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