The Comedy of Errors

by: William Shakespeare

Suggested Essay Topics

Discuss the role of setting in the play.

Analyze how the threat of tragedy--Egeon's execution--impacts the humor in the play.

Compare the way the different women are portrayed in the play.

Discuss the role of the Dromios and their relationships to their masters.

Discuss the part played by material things--money, jewelry--in the action.

Analyze the portrayal of authority in the master-slave relationship and in the character of the Duke of Ephesus.

Discuss the ending and the resolution of the various "problems" that face the characters.


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