A comedy is a play that amuses and has a happy ending. It usually involves less serious themes and its heroes are either noble characters engaged in non-heroic actions or ordinary characters. Consequently, comedy makes use of a comic, ordinary style based on common, even vulgar, language that is not used for tragedy. Comedy is generally one of three types:
• Romantic comedy: associated with the contrasted love of young people, who are finally united after many adventures;
• Satirical comedy: which makes fun of and satirises the follies of mankind, especially social behavior or common weakness such as avarice or laziness;
• Comedy of manners: associated with middle-class or high society life, which is described in a light tone mildly criticized for its conformity.