Discuss "The Way of the World" is an adultery drama.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The Way of the World is a play by British playwright William Congreve. It was first put on stage in 1700. The play follows the story of Mirabell and Millamant, who are in love with each other but have to overcome several difficulties in order to be able to get married.

Firstly, with regard to the phrasing of your question, it has to be said that the play is a comedy and not a drama. Amongst other criteria, the play contains the element of satire , which is one of the key characteristics of a comedy. Therefore, it is...

(The entire section contains 279 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on