Will: In literature what is the difference between trajedy and comedy?
In literature and plays what is the difference between a comedy and a trajedy?
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Answer by kuiper
“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.”
— Mel Brooks
Really, in literature, comedy usually means happy ending; tragedy means unhappy ending. It’s pretty much that simple.
In a comedy, no one dies. It does not necessarily have to be funny.
In a tragedy, someone dies.Answer by Future Movie Star
Tragedy is sad. Comedy is happy. Get the picture?Answer by gilarenasgirl_0
The difference mainly is that in a comedy like Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there are occurrences all throughout the play that make the play funny. The play also usually ends with a couple getting married, or all the problem being resolved in a positive manner.
A tragedy, on the other hand, like Macbeth ends with a character or at least many characters dying. The play ends with the problem resolved, but in a negative manner because the main character of the story usually dies. Romeo and Juliet is also a tragedy because the main characters die. In a tragedy, there can be some funny instances, but ultimately, a character that has a great impact on the play dies.