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revenge tragedy a kind of tragedy popular in England from the 1590s to 1630 following the succession of Thomas Kyd's sensational plays the Spanish tragedy (1589). its action is typically centered upon a leading characters attempt to avenge the murder of a loved one. notably this genre of literature is found in john Webster's duchess of Malfi a notable writer of this era. contrarily restoration comedies are English plays written and performed between 1660 and 1710, the restoration period. also known as the comedies of manners plays. this plays are known for its risque explicit depiction of sex and extramarital affairs. notable of this genre in this age is alphra behn. hence this work tries to compare and as well state out the differences between these two works by these authors
Finally, ”The Rover and The Duchess of Malfi” has a kind of we see a kind of similarities between them, we see deceit, pretence, greed and order being restored at the end. There is fight and quarrel without anyone dying in “The Rovers”, while there is murder and bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”
In conclusion, there is a kind of similarity between this two plays, disguise is there, pretence is equally there, not forgetting greed and deceit. Also normalcy is being restored at the end. There is fight and quarrel without bloodshed in “The Rovers”, while there is bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”
At the end, we cover common things between the two plays, there is existence of disguise, deceit, pretence, greed and order being brought back . There is a lot of Conflict and quarrel and absence of bloodshed in “The Rovers”, while there is bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”
conclusively, we realize a kind of similarity in the two plays, there is deceit, pretence, greed and order restored at the end. There is fight and quarrel without bloodshed in “The Rovers”, while there is bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”
Just as the name implies, The Duchess of Malfi being a Jacobean revenge tragedy was full of tragic dialogues, actions and events which had a tragic and disastrous end where everything moved from bad to worse. The duchess was killed as well as those who were involved in her case.However, different is the case in the rover, arestoration comedy play where the prostitute, Bianca returns to her trade and the virgins, Hellena and Florinda becomes married to whom they desired.
This assignment was written by me, Okwor, Chioma J.
The is a bit similarity between this two play, deceit, pretence and disguise is common in both, also we a high class person falling in love with person of lower status. difference in them is that there is no murder and bloodshed in “the Rover” while a lot of murder is inherent in “The Duches of Malfi” and that made it a tragedy.
Finally, we see a kind of similarity between this two plays, we see deceit, pretence, greed and order being restored at the end. There is fight and quarrel without bloodshed in “The Rovers”, while there is bloodshed in the “Duchess of Malfi”.
Jacobean comedy has revenge tragedy dramatic genre in which the protagonist seeks revenge for an imagined or actual injury. Revenge tragedy came from Seneca, one of the great contentions of the revenge tragedy is the issue of private revenge vs. Divine revenge or public (i.e. state sanctioned) revenge. The play from Jacobean period are decadent, specula, and bizarre. It was introduce in 1900 by A.H Thorndike to label a class of plays written in the last early Jacobean eras. (1580s to 1620s). Jacobean drama is named after Jacobus . The latin translation of James . Scholars use this term to refer collectively to the theatrical work created during the reign of James 1 (1603 to 1625) in England .