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Great Comic Characters in Drama/ Literature

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Katarina Strenk

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Great Comic Characters in Drama/ Literature
Don Quixote
:From "Don Quixote"
Don Quixote's delusions add a comedic sense to the book
For example, when he's fighting a monster,he's actually fighting a windmill

Barbara Undershaft: From "Major Barbara"
The type of humor is "tragicomedy"
She mocks religious hypocrisy and complicity of society.
Cyrano de Bergerac: from Cyrano be Bergerac
The type of comedy is Irony
Even though Cyrano loved Roxanne, he still tried helping Christian talk to her.

Puck: From "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
The type of comedy is "playful humor"
Puck is constantly playing pranks on mortals throughout the story.
Dr.Mathilde von Zahnd: from "The Physicists"
Type of comedy: Playful humor
Dr.Mathilde von Zahnd and some other doctors pretended to be insane so they would get into an insane asylum.
Felix Krull: from "The confession of Feix Krull: Confidence Man"
Type of comedy: Playful comedy
Felix Krull tries to get people to like him by doing everything they tell him to do.
Citations:
Joker
: From the comic "Bat Man"
Uses dark humor
Dresses as a clown yet finds joy out of others pain
Petruchio
: From "Taming of the Shrew"
Lowers Katherina's self esteem in a humorous way.
Ernest
: From "The Importance of Being Ernest"
This Character shows humor with irony in the story.
Example: His name is Ernest, yet, he was anything but earnest.
Gregers Werle: From "The Wild Duck"
The type of humor is "tragicomedy"
Gregers Werle has a compulsion to tell the truth at all cost.
"The Physicists." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/458755/The-Physicists>.

"The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/203978/The-Confessions-of-Felix-Krull-Confidence-Man>.
"The Wild Duck." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/643530/The-Wild-Duck>.
"Major Barbara." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/359009/Major-Barbara>.
SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.
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