The Comedy of Errors Questions and Answers
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What are the aspects of comedy in Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" and "A Midsummer Night's dream"?

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If you are writing a paper on an element of comparing and contrasting these two plays, you might find it helpful to visit our "How to Write a Compare-and-Contrast" essay.

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The comedic aspect in A Midsummer Night's dream is expressed in the use of the potion that Oberon has Puck spread on the unsuspecting sleeping victims' eyes.  It is funny when Titania wakes up and immediately falls in love with Bottom, whose head is turned into that of a donkey.

"Bottom makes several more references to being an...

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