A star in the. Comedy. and. Romantic Comedy. There are . …and then there are comic heroes.. The Comic Hero. Experiences a change for the better. Is generally a good person. Is not perfect – just needs basic approval from the audience. ID: 242904 Download Presentation
A star in the. Comedy. and. Romantic Comedy. There are . …and then there are comic heroes.. The Comic Hero. Experiences a change for the better. Is generally a good person. Is not perfect – just needs basic approval from the audience.
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The Comic Hero
A star in the
…and then there are comic heroes.
The Comic Hero
Experiences a change for the better
Is generally a good person
Is not perfect – just needs basic approval from the audience
Has enough charm to make him/her a sympathetic character
Is often a “plucky underdog”
Has “natural” nobility or virtue
Comic Hero Cont.
Believes that it is important to restore normality and is willing to adjust her opinion of herself
Has an ability to adopt different sorts of ruses and humiliations (disguise, deception, etc.)
Has faith in others
Learns to listen to others and respond appropriately
Comic heroes star in Comedies, which aren’t always about getting laughs.
“A comedy is a story of the rise in fortune of a sympathetic central character” (Comedy and Tragedy).
“The key to comedy is the sense of satisfaction derived from the comic hero’s success” (The Comic Hero).
The Comic Vision; What view of experience does comedy present?
“…the comic vision celebrates the individual’s participation in a community as the most important part of life” (Johnston).
In a comedy, the conflict is resolved “with the reintegration of the characters into a shared community” (Johnston).
Comic Vision Cont.
Comedies typically end with a restoration of social harmony (seen in a new marriage, a reconciliation between family members, etc.) and a group celebration to endorse the new harmony (a feast, a dance, etc.) (Johnston).
Then there is the romantic comedy…
Characteristics of Romantic Comedy:
Main action is about love
Lovers must overcome obstacles to be brought together in harmonious union
Frequently contains elements of the improbable, fantastic, miraculous, or supernatural
Frequently contains a philosophical aspect involving heavier themes