Essays Tagged: "Humor"

Humor in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare uses many ways to portray humor and make his plays a success because of it. He created a careful mix of love with humor to cre ... ess called 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The focus of this paper is to describe how Shakespeare uses humor in his play.One way that Shakespeare uses humor in this play is by using plain humor that need ... istake by someone that is low in the society, but totally changes the meaning of the sentence. This humor is obvious to everybody watching that Bottom had made a mistake. This type of humor, while obv ...

(2 pages) 113 0 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado About Nothing

ish writers, has written manyworks. One such work is Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy that includes humor, love,and deceit. Several incidents in the life of the author influenced him to write this pla ...

(3 pages) 171 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Report on American Literature in general

ates, many authors have rejected the old in order to create something new.Third, a lively streak of humor runs through American literature from earliest times to present. In many cases, a dash of salt ... . In many cases, a dash of salt humor saves a serious theme from becoming too sentimental. American humor tends to be exaggerated rather than subtle. It reflects the people's ability to laugh at thems ...

(8 pages) 642 1 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

On Lying in Bed (Essay on "This Short Essay" written by G.K. Chesterton)

rton is able to display his absolute understanding of human nature. He explains this nature through humor and wit in this particular essay, On Lying in Bed. According to this essay, Chesterton has dev ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Huck Finn as the Narrator in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

es shows what he sees and how he will pass it on to us. Something else that is apparent is that the humor of the book often depends on Huck's language. In chapter fourteen, Huck is telling Jim about r ... language. In chapter fourteen, Huck is telling Jim about royalty in general which is an example of humor through language and incomplete education although sometimes he is not that far from the truth ...

(3 pages) 162 1 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

An essay on the history of Greek Theatre, what types of plays they did, where they took place, etc.

focused on comedies. Throughout the history of theatre, comedies, made up of current standards for humor, have not survived the ages as well as tragedy. The popularity of these first comedies and the ... o the same events or circumstances. The Fabula Togata were more about broadly absurd situations and humor of a physical nature. Rome theatre consisted primarily of Fabula. Plays of a more serious lite ...

(3 pages) 126 1 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Ironic Sketches of a little town. Speaks of Stephen Leacock and his work

rves to further enhance the value of his humour.Just as Leacock was interested in the techniques of humor, he was interested in the language of humor. Besides the careful selection of language, said L ... e was interested in the language of humor. Besides the careful selection of language, said Leacock, humor demanded a 'great naturalness' of language, the use of phrases and forms so simple that writer ...

(7 pages) 40 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tony Kornheiser

purpose is not to report to the reader an objective account of a sporting event, but rather to add humor to topics that range in topic from the Washington Redskins ('It's Now an Off-Road Vehicle,' No ... , diction, figurative language, and tone are not common in the journalistic world, but Kornheiser's humor finds room for them.Tony Kornheiser's sarcasm is almost entirely related to his diction. He co ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

A paper that examines cases that have impacted feminists and the feminist legal theory as well as music viewed from a feminist legal theorists perspective.

ho were working on the Declaration of Independence--"Remember the Ladies." John obviously found the humor in this because The Declaration's wording specifies that "all men are created equal." (http:// ...

(10 pages) 115 0 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The Life and Works of Charles Dickens

e in the process of growth. 'In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos, and irony with sharp social criticism and an acute observation of people and places, ... novel. 'His criticism of society became more radical, his satire more biting and less sweetened by humor' (Ochojski). This may have been the cause of his eminent divorce from his wife, and the consta ...

(9 pages) 144 2 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

The Subtle Humor of "Pride and Prejudice", by Jane Austen

he novels that Jane Austen has written, critics consider Pride and Prejudice to bethe most comical. Humor can be found everywhere in the book; in it's character descriptions,imagery, but mostly in it' ... n personal opinions. The comictechniques caricatures, irony, and satire, not only helped to provide humor for Austen's readers,but they also helped Austen to give her own personal opinion on public ma ...

(4 pages) 130 1 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

She Stoops to Conquer Essay that analyzes the use of satire withing the work She Stoops to Conquer.

ed satisfy the definition of satire given, "the use of instruments such as sarcasm, irony, wit, and humor in literary compositions that hold up follies and vices for criticism, ridicule, and scorn." W ... y lowering of her class to bring to light the class distinctions that existed at the time. With the humorous events that followed Kate's lowering of her status (while only in the eyes of Marlow), Gold ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A desciption of Flannery O'Conner as both an author and a person. This essay is based on a casebook of her life and writing.

ong others. Her works are greatly open for interpretation and analysis and offer a unique style and humor distinctive to her writing. She is a very captivating author to study.One of the first things ...

(4 pages) 71 1 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Indefinable Motives - A revised essay on the short story "Hunters in the Snow" - BY: Tobias Wolff

story, gives readers the opportunity of exploring the author's pessimistic views while enjoying his humor. An open-minded reader is likely to learn from the author's experiences. Tobias Wolff leaves r ... pessimistic turn of events, but closes this writing with a dismal ending. "Wolff's works are often humorous and piercing exposes of hypocrisy; his characters are generally failures, people with unful ...

(5 pages) 137 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Review of the Filipino sitcom "Kool Ka Lang"

"Kool Ka Lang"What can be a more potent source of humor than sex? And who can resist those naughty one-liners every now and then? "Kool ka Lang" is ce ...

(4 pages) 25 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Measure Of Friendship What defining qualities in a person can measure the strength of your friendship with him or her? Loyalty, Humor and Kindness.

friend has a change of personality. I measure a friendship by the degree of the following. Loyalty, Humor, and kindness.First and foremost there is loyalty. Without this there can be no friendship for ... eserves to be measured and judged on how well that they meet your personal standards.Next, there is humor. Can your friend take a joke or will they always be insulted by what you say? Can they make yo ...

(1 pages) 155 4 3.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Biographiccal essay on E.B. White as an essayist with some personal references and commentary.

ortant lessons for the prospective writer as well -- White's candor combined with wit and a dash of humor has transformed the newspaper columnist into a prominent, uniquely American literary figure.Th ...

(2 pages) 53 0 2.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Story Behind Shrek.

nything but that. Within the movie are a lot of hidden view points. Shrek has a lot of "adult type" humor that many children wouldn't understand. The movie has also succeeded in paralleling our societ ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Don Quixote and what type of charcter he portays.

astle. He asks the innkeeper to officially make him a knight. The innkeeper says "yea" just to have humor with Don Quixote. A neighbor then takes Don Quixote home where his niece, housekeeper, two fri ...

(2 pages) 111 0 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is what exactly goes on in your brain when you are in a funny situation or under stress...

Humor, Laughter and the BrainWhile comedians have spent a great deal of time focusing on humor and l ... rutinize this form of merriment. Their investigations are shedding light on how the brain processes humor and prompts laughter. Researchers believe that uncovering the brain and body's specific respon ... Researchers believe that uncovering the brain and body's specific response to positive stimuli like humor and laughter may lead to new therapies.What do you get if you cross a student with an alien? S ...

(6 pages) 120 3 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology