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Shakespeare uses many ways to portray humor and make his plays a success because of it He created a careful mix of love with humor to create a success called A Midsummer Nights Dream The focus of this paper is to describe how Shakespeare uses humor in his play One way that Shakespeare uses humor in this play is by using plain humor that need not be interpreted in any way He did this by creating the artisans The artisans obviously are not intelligent at all but try to be They mess up grammar spelling and everything that the author of Pyramus and Thisby had wanted for his play For instance when Bottom says Thisbe the flowers of odious savors sweet82 he was supposted to say odors instead of odious in the sentence Odors means fragrant smells while odious means repulsive A simple mistake by someone that is low in the society but totally changes the meaning of the sentence This humor is obvious to everybody watching that Bottom had made a mistake This type of humor while obvious sometimes doesnt portray the meaning correctly Inferred humor is sometimes more suited for this Shakespeare used something like inferred humor to get across some other meanings that added to the play One good example is the character of Puck Puck is a hyperactive child that gets into a lot of mischief His attitude toward his tasks is sort of a light and airy one He does not take life seriously he only does what is fun This type of character is totally different than everyone else in the play they are in a serious tone while Puck is just dancing around pulling pranks on everyone One good example of a prank that Puck created was putting an Ass head on Bottom It was unnecessary just fun What made him funny was these sort of pranks and the contrast of his attitude toward
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