Hey, i am doing an ICS English literature A-level independent course and i am writing my coursework and i was just wandering if anyone with a good knowledge on the subject could advise me if this is a strong thesis statement and choice of question? Would be much appreciated
Question: Many Definitions of Shakespeare’s comedies claim that they had a much more light-hearted tone compared to his tragedies. To what extent is this the case in Much Ado About Nothing?
Thesis Statement: Clever, Hyperbolic and Anticlimactic. “Much Ado About Nothing” is a portrayal of William Shakespeare’s versatility and dexterous talent as a play writer. Shakespeare’s being renowned for his dark tragedies, is also capable of wit and light-hearted drama. Shakespearian plays can be juxtaposed to find the similarities and differences between Shakespearian comedy and tragedy. Many different techniques were used to affect the tone and atmosphere in his writings. I am going to explore Shakespeare’s use of tone, writing styles, diction and settings used to lighten the tone in “Much Ado About Nothing” and examine the potential darker themes and tones tucked away behind the witty banter and puns, comparing them to his tragic writings.
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- 25-03-2013 22:30