Morreall On American And Western Humor

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This paper will focus on American and western humor which is a broad range filled with many types of jokes, humorous situations and satire. My basic argument will be that the average American will be more prone to engage in the morally problematic humor that Morreall describes. The basis of my argument is founded on several principles: most Americans are stupid, and finally most Americans are selfish. These statements are critical assessments based on observation and will need to be assumed as truth to understand the distinction I will later make between comedians and everyday Americans. While some may dispute the ‘stupid’ label and claim that it stems from an elitist academic ideology, I believe that there is overwhelming evidence of this
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