In the “Tragedy” discussion this week, you explored the
function of conflict in a tragedy and how the conflict is enhanced by
certain literary elements and techniques. In this discussion activity,
you will focus on comedy.
Sharon E. Cooper’s Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play is a
modern comedy that centers on the quest for love and understanding. The
function of the conflict in this play and the way the literary elements
and techniques enhance the conflict is different from what we studied in