During the Georgian period, it was common practice in comedic plays to use character names that reflected on some aspect of that character’s personality or on the nature of the work they did or place in society. “The Critic” follows in this tradition.
Choose three of the characters from the list and write three paragraphs separately, explain how the character name reflects or comments on some aspect of that character. Here is a list of the main characters:
[Mr. Sneer – critic], [Sir Fretful Plagiary – playwright], [Mr. Baddeley – interpreter], [Mr. Puff – playwright and society writer]