Essays Tagged: "Humour"

Shakespeare. How he influences me.

Shakespeare: As I Like It"I know you all and will awhile uphold / The unyok'd humour of your idleness." This quotation from Henry IV is the first line from a short monologue that ...

(7 pages) 60 0 3.0 Oct/1996

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

Brutus' Harmartias

agree withhim. Cassius himself even says, "If I were Brutus now, and he were Cassius, He shouldnot humour me." (Shakespeare Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 314-315). If Brutus did not listen toCassius, he woul ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.9 Dec/1996

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

Contrast in Act V of Hamlet

t death),and after the ever-increasing complexities of the plot. Previously, Polonious providedsome humour, but since he is dead, a new source must be found - the gravediggers.Their banter becomes the ...

(3 pages) 69 0 5.0 Aug/1996

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

The Triumph of "Gorsh the Cellist" Miyazawa Kenji

and subsequent enlightenment.There are four main elements that appeal to readers of Kenji's tales: humour - that he can converse with mice at all lightens the mood of an otherwise somber tale; rhythm ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

It takes a certain type of character to see the humour in everyday life. It takes an even greater character to express the humour in ways that other ... with regards to everyday, small-town life as well, which serves to further enhance the value of his humour.Just as Leacock was interested in the techniques of humor, he was interested in the language ... 243)Satire is defined as a genre in which the author attacks some object, using his means of wit or humour that is either fantastic or absurd. In the case of Sunshine Sketches, Leacock's target is a f ...

(7 pages) 40 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

book report on "Nemesis" Isaac Asimov

his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and Shakespeare. He has published aro ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Communication skills required, to best manage challenging behaviour, in the social care setting.

e to work more effectively in social care.Some ways of communicating better are described below:Use humour or gentle teasing. Convincing someone to get out of bed or go to the bathroom is usually easi ...

(2 pages) 259 0 4.1 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Biography of Flann o'brien (a.k.a Myles na Gopaleen)

Cruiskeen Lawn, Myles Before Myles and The Hair Of The Dogma. Flann O'Brien and the way he wrote, (humour, now 50 years old) was like no other writer I have ever heard of, and he had a great sense of ...

(3 pages) 29 0 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Identity is a very important facet in our world.

ous techniques to create identity, ranging from film and convention techniques to characterisation, humour, symbolism, and the use of imagery.The article, "Homeland" by Anna Maria Dell'oso, explores a ...

(6 pages) 259 0 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

How the eye works.

peice of natural engineering.The eye consists of a few main parts, the iris, pupil, lense,vitriouse humour and retina. I will explain how each one works.Iris: This can appear different colours on the ... muscles) located on the edges. Irregularities in this can cause long or short-sightedness.vitriouse humour (sometimes just vitrious): this is the white, jelly like substance found surrounding the part ...

(2 pages) 35 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Michael Moore's "Stupid White Men".

documentary film 'Bowling for Columbine'. Its intelligent mixture of facts and the writer's unique humour turns this book into a stinging satire on American politics. Its dense sequence of informatio ... st of the time the laughter gets stuck in one's throat, Michael Moore's unique and very intelligent humour makes this book a real page-turner. Chapter one, for example, begins with a message to the U. ...

(3 pages) 135 3 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mercutio is the most important character in Romeo and Juliet.

ential to Romeo and can influence the decisions made and the directions the play takes. He uses his humour and wit to lead the other characters to the climax. He is in a difficult position, as the fri ... edy and a Tragedy, yet when Mercutio dies so does the comedy.A comedy is a drama where satire or humour is used and this definitly defines the scenes Mercutio is involved in. Mercutio is the bearer ...

(4 pages) 43 2 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Shock Value On TV: How does it Effect the Audience?

television content. One reason morals are declining is shock value. Shock value is a lower form of humour often used in sitcoms to get a cheap laugh of surprise out of the audience. Statistics have s ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"To Kill A Mickingbird" by Harper Lee.

'When children discover America'.GenreI would say the genre of the story is drama. Although it has humour in it, it is bland and has nothing to do with the core of the story. The storyline is very dr ...

(11 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A bookreport done on the novel Cat's Cradle written by Kurt Vonnegut.

ver way to show man's true nature. The plot was quite enjoyable just as well, along with its unique humour. So I would definitely recommend this book to anybody.The story took place in several differe ...

(14 pages) 43 1 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss whether or not Chaucer's the miller's tale is accurately described as a fabilau.

Nikul Patel DS13The OED define a fabliau as "a metrical tale, often coarsely humourous. Is this an adequate description of the miler's tale or is it more than that? ... ulfil is whether or not the miller's tale is a coarsely comic piece. To do this we must look at the humour within the tale, the aim/intended impact of the tale and also its coarseness of language and ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

With reference to specific advertisements you have seen, explain what techniques have been used and why.

over being thrown out of the moving limo in to a pile of rubbish.This advert concentrates mainly on humour. It tells audiences that it is no ordinary ice cream and at the same time makes people laugh ... audiences that it is no ordinary ice cream and at the same time makes people laugh out loud. Adding humour to an advert makes it a lot easier to understand and also it makes more memorable, which is u ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How does Hitchcock use cinematography to manipulate the emotions of his audience?

August 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England, was a film technician who deftly blended sex, suspense and humour, and who justly became known as "The Master of Suspense". His brilliance in film-making was e ...

(12 pages) 148 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

The Miller's Prologue and Tale, Chaucer. Is the Miller's Prologue and Tale, primarily a 'comic tale', or a 'serious tale'? Discuss.

imarily a serious tale. A close look shows serious underlying themes presented to an audience using humour, rather than comedy and entertainment being its focal objective. Through the medium of the ch ... he forthcoming flood, 'Alas! Myn Alisoun!' If The Miller's Tale was foremost a tale to provide only humour, then surely Chaucer would not have felt the need to add this detail in regards to John. Abso ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Perceptions and Stereotypes in Colonial Art and How They Contributed to Cultural Conflict.

ns the Aboriginals became, during the 1820s and 1830s, the butt of a cruel and insensitive colonial humour. The colonial artists drew Aboriginal people with large odd shaped mouths and big lips portra ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays