How would the play the still alarm have been different if it was not a parody and the characters reacted normally to the fire in the hotel?
the characters would act more realistic
The correct answer to this open question is the following.
The play "The Still Alarm" have been different if it was not a parody and the characters would have reacted normally to the fire in the hotel in that the critical situation had affected people and created alarm in them. Their reaction would have been panic, fear, and they had shown survival instincts to keep themselves alive. The firemen would have acted as the professional group they are in stressful and dangerous situations with his primary mission of saving human lives.
The "Still Alarm" is a parody play written by Joseph Arthur in 1887.
Under normal circumstances, in the event of a fire at a hotel, the hotel guests and employees would panic and head to an exit as quickly as possible to save themselves. The characters would not idle away time in needless, calm conversation, but rather they would call the fire department for help immediately. As the characters realized the flames were reaching their floor, they would have become more frantic and concerned about finding an escape route. The firemen would also have been more proactive and would not have brought along a fiddle to play. If the characters reacted more realistically, the play would not have the same humorous effect.