Also asked, why Merchant of Venice is called a romantic comedy?
It is a comedy because there is a happy ending. The audience of that time would even feel that Shylock got a happy ending because he had to become a Christian and was no longer damned.
Furthermore, what is a romantic comedy in Shakespeare? A Shakespearean comedy is the story of love ending with the ringing of marriage bells. Not only the hero or the heroine is in love but all other characters are also in love. And so in the end there is not one marriage but a number of marriages.
Similarly, it is asked, how is The Merchant of Venice a comedy?
The Merchant of Venice is a comedy because it ends without everybody lying in a pool of blood. A comedy is simply a story that has a happy end (for most of the cast). It does not necessarily have to be funny at all. A tragedy is a story where pretty much everybody dies a gruesome death.
What is a romantic comedy in literature?
Romantic Comedy . Definition: Any comedy focusing on love, marriage, courtship, and all that ooey gooey sappy stuff can be called a literary romantic comedy . A good example is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.