Henri Bergson believes “mechanical inelasticity” (Bergson ) is essential to laughter. In Chaplin’s movie Modern Times, there are many illustrations of such technique that not only composes humorous but also contribute to its theme—capitalists exploit low social status workers.After giving the very basic elements of laughter:—lack of emotions, connection to human traits, relationship to social context —Bergson introduces mechanical inelasticity as the main cause of his main idea regard to laughter. Inelasticity is rigidness. When people are insensitive to changes and remains the last state of their bodies, their bodies are lack of elasticity. The example provided by Bergson is when someone falls, the person may fall because he or she fails to
“Humour is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement.” The term Humour has been derived from the Greek language, which teaches that humour is the balance of fluids in the human body. Humour is savoured by different taste-buds like: Anecdotal, Blue, Dark/Gallows/Morbid, Epigrammatic, Hyperbolic, Ironic, Satirical, Satirical, Situational and Slapstick. Franz Kafka, the author of the outright existential classic ‘The Metamorphosis’ uses depressing humour to deal with the bitter deathly truths of life.
Laughter is a therapeutic form. In the novel One flew over the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey laughter represents freedom and an escape from nurse Ratched’s restrictions.
Everybody needs somebody even if they feel like they don’t. When people are going through rough times is when the people they said they didn’t need come in handy. A mother’s love is the best kind of love and growing up without it can damage a person’s view on life. The character Bell in The Twelve Tribes of Hattie serves as a lost, lonely, damaged soul who craves her mother’s love and is trying to find her way in life. Ayana Mathis shows this through the relationship Bell has with her mother, Lawrence, and Walter.
“Compare what the two stories (from Joyful Strains) suggest about gaining a sense of belonging and/or establishing an identity.”
observations of the men --but the noise steadily increased. Oh God! what could I do? I foamed --I raved --I swore! I swung the chair upon which I had been sitting, and grated it upon the boards, but the noise arose over all and continually increased. It grew louder --louder --louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! --no, no! They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!-this I thought, and this I think. But anything was better than this agony!
Jimmy Buffet once said "If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane." When an
The author’s diction heightens the effect of the contrasting emotions of euphoria and dread because he contends with this internal conflict; ultimately, the sentiment of dread weakens his feeling of excitement. When Douglass finally breaks
In contrast to the suspicions of the authorities, the public responded was accepting to the balloon. Children enjoyed bouncing on it, and others begin to “locate themselves” in relation to it. Opinions vary, but even people who are unsure towards the balloon experience an “admixture of pleasurable cognition.” The balloon gives the public a unique opportunity for reflection, even though the balloon's meaning can never be known completely. Each person's response to the balloon becomes a reflection of his or her general outlook on life. One man thinks the balloon is inferior to the sky, but the balloon is actually an improvement on January dark, ugly weather. Another person considers the balloon to be an “unanticipated reward”, as if just being in the balloon presence was a gratifying and positive experience. No matter the response, the balloon provides the citizens liberation from their daily lives.
The Use of Laughter as Medicine in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
People always say that laughter alleviates tension. If this is the case, then it makes sense that the use of humor when discussing uncomfortable topics can make the conversation easier and more light-hearted. One of Mark Twain’s most frequently used devices in works such as “Advice to Youth”, “To the Person Sitting in Darkness”, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is satire, which can provide society a method to bond over uncomfortable topics, and facilitate the ability to sustain that bond through an easier way to create discussion.
Humor’s foundations are made up of seeds of truth, from which comedy and laughter can grow from. Within these seeds different types of issues are found that cast a wide array of topics in which are discussed or given question to by humorists. As the evolution of humor continues to grow it can be seen that it will continue down a darker road, as history has
“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. (- Chuck Palahniuk) There are times in which people feel ecstatic or overjoyed for some reason. We may ask them why but their answer would probably be “because I’m happy”. People might not think about it but we might ask ourselves, what does it mean to be happy. In Macbeth his happiness was to have the throne of his cousin while in Federigo’s Falcon it was to have the woman he loved by his side. In the video, The Science of Happiness, gratitude is what makes us as humans truly happy.
Laughter is food for the soul has a true ring to it. A few summers ago our family was able to squeeze in a short visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We decided to eat lunch at 50’s Prime Time Café. The kitschy décor transported us back to the bygone era of the 1950’s. The comfort food was simply delicious. However, what truly made this day a memorable one for our family was the amazingly clever and engaging Cast Member who was our server that day. Our cousin made sure our family put the walkie talkies away – aka our cell phones. She gave us some crayons and paper and insisted that we play a family trivia game instead. As the meal progressed, our youngest daughter and her friend were scolded for having their walkie talkies out again. She