Shakespeare Analysis Graphic Organizer

Shakespeare Analysis Graphic Organizer: Part Three

Comedic Situations

As you complete the reading of The Taming of the Shrew, reflect on how comedic situations impact the plot development. Provide examples of comedic devices being used to show the ways that comedy impacts the events of the play and the interactions between the characters. Provide at least one example from each act. An example has been provided for you.

Act Comedic Device Situation Impact



Unexpected Plot Twist

Sly is drunk and falls asleep in a public place.

Others arrive and joke about Sly being dead, but then they haul him away to make him believe he is a wealthy lord instead of a beggar.


Now that you have thoroughly analyzed various elements of the play, respond to one of the following prompts in one complete sentence. This will become the thesis statement for the Shakespeare Analysis Essay.

  • Argue whether the use of clever language works to develop the plot and comedy in The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Argue whether comedic devices work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew.
  • Argue whether the plot development relies upon the use of comedic devices in The Taming of the Shrew.