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Arjie’s Journey in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy - Arjie’s Journey in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy Growing up during a time of violent political upheaval in Sri Lanka, Arjie travels an especially bittersweet journey into maturation in Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy. The adults in Arjie’s extended family mostly belong to an older, more conservative generation that attempts to fit Arjie into society’s norms. The adults that Arjie meets in the community through his family are individuals who prompt him to see past the confines of his childhood, and it is Arjie’s peers who give him the extra push to understanding himself....   [tags: Funny Boy]
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Funny - Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see. says: im the son of hazel and grame Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see. says: graeme* Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see. says: hazels hot Peter says: no, i am Peter says: lol she sure is Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see. says: shotgun!. Peter says: shes a milf Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see. says: i fukd her in the buttocks Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see. says: i hate canadians Cause the streets have opened my eyes to see....   [tags: essays research papers] 541 words
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The Portrayal of Clashing Cultural Values in the Novel Funny Boy by Syam Selvadurai - The Portrayal of Clashing Cultural Values in the Novel Funny Boy by Syam Selvadurai Shyam Selvadurai, the author of Funny Boy, felt the necessity to write about this issue because it is kept in the dark, especially in Sri Lanka. In addition, Sri Lanka is faced with many cultural problems. The Tamils and Singhalese are in constant conflict because of their different moral values. Selvadurai grew up in this type of atmosphere, he was homosexual and was raised in an environment where fighting took place regularly....   [tags: Funny Boy Syam Selvadurai] 1416 words
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Toy Story 3-D”: Funny and Exciting - This is the best movie I have taken my kids to see in years. The adventure continues for the toys in the third Toy Story movie where Buzz Lightyear and Woody the cowboy played by Tim Allen and Tom Hanks, must once again find their way back to Andy’s room before he leaves for college. I know the storyline sounds familiar but I truly feel you will be pleased to find that it takes a bit of a twist this time around and ends with a very exciting trip to the landfill while not sparing any of the humor along the way....   [tags: Film Review]
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Volpone – Disturbing or Funny? - Volpone – Disturbing of Funny. 'It invites us to laugh at things which with only a slight shift of perspective are troubling and disturbing rather than funny' The backbone of ' Volpone' is a tale of a dark and absurd world where twisted, greedy characters deceive and attempt to deceive each other. Despite this bleak situation it is a very funny play, the humor increases as the characters sink to new levels. This interplay of disturbing human fault with witty humor does indeed allow us to laugh at situations that are at a second glance horrific and  distressful....   [tags: Jonson Volpone Essays] 1499 words
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A Joke that is not so funny - A Joke That Is Not So Funny "Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day" (Russell). From this quote from Anton Chekhov, one can tell he viewed life in a very different way. Chekhov enjoyed writing stories about reality....   [tags: essays research papers] 1188 words
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Filling the Void: Oppression in Funny Boy - Social contrasts and gender boundaries create oppression and injustice amongst the characters in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy. This injustice affects the composure and behaviour of the characters throughout the novel and it appears in every aspect throughout Funny Boy. Oppression emerges within the Chelvaratnam family, who are displeased by Arjie's "tendencies", and the likelihood that he will grow up "funny." Oppression also surfaces between the Sinhalese and Tamils with ethnic riots in Sri Lanka's society....   [tags: World Literature] 758 words
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A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Theater - A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Theater September 5, 2000: First Audition Less than a week ago, I had never auditioned for anything. Tonight, I was on stage with forty or so actors, most of whom had several plays to their credit. As I had neither a major, nor past plays to back me up, I was nervous. I survived it all anyway, and had fun despite the scary scary evaluative process. September 7, 2000: Callbacks The hyper-talkative freshman girl in my French class looked at the callback list before I had a chance to....   [tags: Personal Narrative Acting Papers] 1927 words
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Good Grief, Charles Schulz: Happiness is not funny! - Good Grief, Charles Schulz: Happiness is not funny. Good grief, Charlie Brown. It can be said that only Charles Schulz could have created Peanuts. A depressed shy man with debilitating fears sought therapeutic help in the characters and events of the comic strip (Johnson A15). An eagerly religious Schulz said that all events in the strip have to be “authentic” and didactic (Hall 20). Peanuts has made readers laugh with mild wit that is created by children who are full of human weakness (Meier 1A)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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THE EFFECT OF PEN HOLDING CONDITIONS ON THE HUMOUR RATING OF FUNNY CARTOONS - THE EFFECT OF PEN HOLDING CONDITIONS ON THE HUMOUR RATING OF FUNNY CARTOONS ABSTRACT Previous research concerning the facial feedback hypothesis contends that manipulation of facial expression induces emotional arousal. The aim of the experiment was to determine whether holding a pen in the mouth in way that resembles certain facial expression effect humour rating of cartoons rated by participants under one of three conditions. A sample of 60 naïve second year students from Monash University was divided into the three treatment conditions to test the hypothesis....   [tags: essays research papers] 2520 words
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Sight Gags and Charlie Chaplin - Sight Gags and Charlie Chaplin We have all seen it done before, either in real life or in the movies. A situation is funny because of the misinterpretation of someone's actions or the complete conflict of what a situation seems to be and what it really is. People come into contact with sight gags all the time. One might be trying to be sneaky and hide something and then when someone looks, one pretends to be doing something else not to get caught. One could also pantomime using an umbrella as a baseball bat....   [tags: Humor Comedy Funny Humorous Essays]
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Funny Short Story - The Scourge Of The Galaxy The pretty researcher walked up to the shack where he supposedly lived. Wendy had heard many stories about the scourge, but she had never seen him for herself. He was a local legend, and she had decided to do her thesis on this obese male. She knocked on the cheap wood door of the shanty, and the door fell off. Wendy anxiously tried to pick the door up, but before she could pick it up, a high-pitched bark came from the dark corridor of the hut. “It’s alright, girlie....   [tags: essays research papers] 864 words
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Best Man Speech Funny & Inspirational - I am going to keep this speech fairly short because of my throat, Pooja said that if I made fun of the groom too much she would cut it. Pooja, you look absolutely gorgeous… radiant. I saw Salim swell with pride when he saw you today. He is truly a lucky man to have someone so attractive, intelligent, warm and caring. A wife who will be all he could ever wish for, and more. And my little brother…well well… you’ve finally done it… after 30 years of endless soulsearching… you’ve finally taken the plunge… and admitted that I am really the best man....   [tags: Marriage] 1025 words
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Funny Graduation Speech: Let Me Out of Here! - First of all, I'd like to welcome all the parents, relatives and friends, on behalf of the senior class. It has been a long, hard road to graduation and I know your presence here is greatly appreciated. My job as salutatorian is to reminisce on our past here at County High, a past that reads like a script of a soap opera. What an interesting four years it has been. I know I'm not alone when I think back to freshman year and remember the first time I stepped out onto our football field ... oh wait, never mind....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 824 words
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Intercultural Communication Through Humor - ... The NS and L2 also try to contextualize the joke and let people know it is supposed to be funny by adding signals such as laughing or smiling. They found that in these intercultural situations, unintentionally hurtful jokes caused by a misunderstanding are often understood as such and not acknowledged as rude. Bell pointed out that although there are “gaps in the cultural and linguistic knowledge” from both sides of the dialog, the L2 is not necessarily at a disadvantage in the conversation (p.38)....   [tags: Communication ]
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Witty Humor - ... Peter McGraw and Caleb Warren explain that for humor to occur there must be a “benign violation”. Essentially, a situation must threaten the listener in some way, perhaps by conflicting with their beliefs, such as personal ethics, behavioral norms, etc., or by seeming physically harmful, whilst remaining innocuous. McGraw and Warren suggest that violations can seem benign if the situation is far removed from the audience so that it does not feel personal, the situation is violating a belief that is not important to the audience, or the situation employs two different beliefs held by the audience that contradict one another....   [tags: Humor ]
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Discuss the different kinds of humour in the play. Is it effective - Discuss the different kinds of humour in the play. Is it effective today. What is its purpose. Much ado about nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. There are many kinds of humour in the play. The first kind of humour we come across is the skirmishes of wit between Beatrice and Benedick. Beatrice and Benedick are both sarcastic people and incidentally are sarcastic about each other. Sarcasm is a very good kind of humour, which is still effective to this day. Many people understand sarcasm and it's a good way of putting a point across....   [tags: English Literature] 579 words
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There`s Always Laughter to Life - There`s always laughter to life Understanding life and why things happen is impossible. Life is like a game, accepting the things that life throws at us is the challenge. For some, giving up is the key to life. For others it`s important to look at the bright side of life and live on. Nick Hornby tackles very serious issues in his novels Slam and A Long Way Down. However, he addresses the topics in a more comic manner which creates a more appealing and effective story. In both novels, Hornby takes on serious issues in today`s society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Defining Different Types of Comedy and Humor - Have you ever noticed how some things can seem very simple, but in fact, are quite complex under further analysis. A great example of this is music. What do you think of when you hear the word music. Do you think of that hot new hit by your favorite artists such as Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, or Katy Perry. On the other hand, maybe you think of some old geezers playing violins and actual instruments in an orchestra. Maybe music isn’t as simple as you thought. There is rhythm, tempo, meter, sound, dynamics, harmonies, keys, time, and a whole lot more....   [tags: classification, definition] 895 words
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Types of Teachers - Teachers serve as the guiding force in a student’s life. They are responsible for molding a student’s personality and shaping his/her mental orientation. Teachers deeply impact our lives and direct the course of our future. One cannot deny the influence of teachers in one’s life. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that, till a certain age, out life revolves around our teachers. They are our constant companions, until we grow old enough to come out of their shadow and move ahead on our own....   [tags: classification, philosophy of education] 478 words
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The Term Genre - The Term Genre The term genre is used to specify different medium of there style. For example people will recognise a comedy film because it will be funny, also there will be funny actors like Will Smith. Genre is specified into sections e.g. music, television, and films. Genre also helps us to make sense of the media, not forgetting producers can use genre to aim at a particular audience, to allow them to choose their favourite genre, to avoid things you dislike. Finally it can tell us about the audience....   [tags: Papers] 767 words
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Humor in Dicken's Tale of Two Cities - A Tale of Two Cities Frequently in literature, humor is added in scenes to make them more interesting and more appealing to readers. Often times underneath the humorous covers lay a much more serious principle. Charles Dickens does exactly this in A Tale of Two Cities, by making slight comedy of issues such as democracy, the lower class, and spousal abuse. In A Tale of Two Cities, the actions of Jerry Cruncher, while essentially very humorless, may seem peculiarly funny to some people. The events that occur in chapter one of book two, concerning Mrs....   [tags: essays research papers] 517 words
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Humor in Chaucer's The Miller's Tale - Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale" should be tragic, because a lot of horrible things happen to the characters. The carpenter's wife is disloyal to him, sleeping with others and making fun of him with Nicholas. Also, he is depicted as a fool. However, readers get a humorous feeling from the story, rather than feeling sorry for the carpenter's unfair life. Chaucer makes the whole story come across as comic rather than tragic. This humor is created by the Miller's narration, the use of irony, the cartoon-like characters, and the twists of plot....   [tags: Comic Effect in The Miller's Tale]
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The Problem with Jazz Analysis Discussed in Robert Walser's Article "Out of Notes: Signification, Interpretation, and the Problem of Miles Davis" - Missed notes, unfamiliar formal structures, and technical intricacies have plagued musicologist’s understanding of Miles Davis’s performances and why he is considered “someone who is indisputably one of the most important musicians in the history of jazz.” However, as Robert Walser discusses in his article, “Out of Notes: Signification, Interpretation, and the Problem of Miles Davis,” part of the problem is the approach taken by musicology for analyzing jazz music itself, attempting classicism of jazz to legitimize it as part of the European classical music tradition....   [tags: music]
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Scene Analysis in "A Midsummer Nights Dream" - ‘Midsummer Nights Dream’ is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and successful plays. The play was part of Shakespeare’s early work. It was written and performed around 1595. ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ is a romantic comedy play; and that’s what I will be focusing on how Shakespeare creates humour in act 5 scene 1. So how does he create humour. There are many ways as to how Shakespeare creates humour; one of the main reasons is through the characters. There are there sets of characters the fairies, court and the mechanicals in this case it’s the mechanicals....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 835 words
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Why People Should Laugh Every Day? - ... In addition, researchers at Loma Linda University state even, “the anticipation of a good laugh decreases the stress chemicals cortisol and epinephrine by 39 and 70 percent.” Furthermore, laughter is a strong element which helps people cope with stress caused by factors in their life. Humor eases one’s troubles, it has the ability to make one forget about those difficulties and relax. So the next time you would like to forget about the problems in your life, I propose you find laughter, because laughter cheers one up when life looks grim....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Birthday Party by Pinter as a Comedy of Manner - AS 'COMEDY OF MANNER' Once asked what his plays are about, Pinter lobbed back a phrase "the weasel under the cocktail cabinet", which he regrets has been taken seriously and applied in popular criticism. Despite Pinter's protestations to the contrary, many reviewers and other critics still find that Pinter's "remark", though "facetious"(teasing), is still an apt description of his plays. Now the Phrase "comedy of menace" is often applied to it and suggests that although they are funny, they are also frightening or menacing in a vague and undefined way....   [tags: essays research papers] 1076 words
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Indifference to War in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front - Indifference to War in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front In Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, characters such as Paul and his friends become indifferent to shocking elements of war through constant exposure to them. For example, the characters are unconcerned about the dangers of the front because they are accustomed to being on the front. In another instance, Paul’s friends show no emotions when they witness snipers killing enemy soldiers. Also, Kat finds the unusual effects of mortar shells amusing....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] 483 words
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Dogma - Dogma Dogma is the latest movie from director Kevin Smith, whose previous movies Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy have become cult hits. This movie should be no different from the last three. Smith has more star power then ever to work with in this movie with such stars as Ben Affleck (who had a part in the Mallrats), Matt Damon, Chris Rock, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, and even rocker Alanis Morissette as God. The story is about two fallen angels, Affleck, and Damon, who has spent the last two thousand years on Earth and are looking to find their way back to heaven....   [tags: essays papers] 434 words
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Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum - Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum This AD is about an alcoholic beverage called Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. When you first see this AD you can clearly see that the focus of this ad is to make you want to drink. It jumps out and says “drinking is cool”. It’s saying not directly but indirectly. The focus of it is to make you want to buy this beer because those people are drinking it. They’re having a fun and great time, so the ad can get those people that want to have a fun and great time....   [tags: essays papers] 437 words
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Letter to Complain to the Creator of the Simpsons Matt Groening - To Matt Groening (Creator of the Simpsons), I am writing to you regarding a particularly concerning episode of the Simpsons. I am a big fan of the simpsons and have enjoyed watching it for years, and until this day have never had to complain about it. I am shocked, furious and appalled about the way you, in the episode blood feud, represented the elderly in a very stereotypical way, the use of inappropriate language, the showing of death also the disgusting display of nudity....   [tags: essays research papers] 435 words
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Comedy in "The Ugly Truth" Directed by Robert Luketic - The ugly Truth directed by Robert Luketic was a delightful and entertaining movie. Katherine Hiegl and Gerard Butler are both well known actors who work marvelously together in this movie. There is something in the movie for all men and women, whether they are on his side or rooting for her. The story of the central couple will grab the hearts of all those who watch it. What makes this movie shine specifically is the script of the storyline and the chemistry between the main actors; however, as a romantic, comedy it could have been better....   [tags: ugly Truth, director, Robert Luketic, ] 852 words
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Leak in the Pipeline - From the cobblestone streets and red roofed houses to its pristine beaches, Puerto Vallarta is a place you take your beaten body to heal. This is the primary reason I bought land and built a home there. The vista surrounding my home is breathtaking and I can easily blend into its surroundings and become non-existent. New York is a powder keg of activity since the Newman murder trial. The police and FBI have joined forces to form a task force to bring me down. The pressure has become intolerable....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 991 words
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Just Joking? - ... Factors that affect Perception of Prejudice Jokes One factor that affects the perception of prejudice jokes towards women is hostile sexism. The study done by Ford, Wentzel and Lorion (2001), suggests that men high in sexist humor perceived a sexist event as being less sexist after having been subjected to sexist humor but men not high in sexist humor still viewed a sexist event as sexist even after being subjected to the same sexist humor. So after having been subjected to sexist humor those higher in hostile sexism treated sexism as more humorous even when presented with a serious sexist situation (Ford, Wentzel & Lorion, 2001)....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Exploring Hollywood Films - Exploring Hollywood Films A genre is a certain type of film and they are each defined by certain codes and conventions. Within a genre there can be different categories these are known as sub-genres, for example, a psychological thriller. There are also occasions when in a film there may be a combination of more than one genre this is known as a hybrid. Genre is an excellent way of classifying a film. Audiences will know what to expect when they go too see a film as they will know if they normally like, thrillers, for example then they make the choice of seeing it....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Vonnegut deals a lot with fantasy in his book, Cat's Cradle. From the beginning, he talks about the religion that he follows: Bokonism. This is not a real religion, however he has rules, songs, scriptures, and opinions of a person that practices this fantasy religion. Within his description of this religion however is black humor as well. I think that by him making up this whole religion and an entire island of people who follow it, is in a way mocking today's religion and the way that people are dedicated to their beliefs....   [tags: Vonnegut Cat's Cradle Essays] 374 words
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The Simpsons - The Simpsons This cartoon for grown-ups takes place in a fictional town called Springfield in the 1990's. The main character in the show is Homer Simpsons, a father of three and a husband. Homer works at the Springfield nuclear power plant. He is portrayed as a slacker who is completely unqualified for his job. He's also shown as a lazy couch potato and a little bit of an alcoholic. He's also shown as a "pig" when it comes to food. His wife, Marge, is a good parent who has to keep an eye on Homer and the rest of the family most of the time....   [tags: essays research papers] 358 words
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Witch of blackbird pond - The name of the book that I read was “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” By, Elizabeth George Speare. The book took place in the year of 1687. Some of the book takes place on a boat called the “Dolphin,” and then the rest of the book in Wethersfield, in the state of Connecticut. The main characters in the book are Katherine Tyler (her nickname was Kit), Nat Eaton, Uncle Matthew, Aunt Rachel, Hannah Tupper, Kit’s cousins Mercy, and Judith, Prudence, Hannah Tupper, John Holbrook, Goodwife Cruff and Goodman Cruff....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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The Humor in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - The Humor in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Comedy should entertain a general audience. It is usually a dramatic work that is light, and often satirical in tone. Horace Walpole once said that "life is like a comedy to those who think, and a tragedy to those who feel." This can be said to be true in as we tend to laugh at comic characters, particularly comic double acts, but "feel" with tragic heroes. The audience at a comedy is likely to feel itself to be slightly superior to, and therefore distant from, the comic figures, even the romantic leads, if it is to laugh at their follies....   [tags: Papers] 1510 words
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Analysis of the Comedy of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - Analysis of the Comedy of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were two great comedians who started their careers in a satirical sketch show, 'Beyond the fringe', during the 60's. The audience expected great things from these two comedians in their own show, and they certainly delivered. I have recently watched three of their most memorable sketches, 'Bo Dudley', un-welcomed visitors and 'Art Gallery'. During 'Bo Dudley' Moore plays a black jazz musician. He is clearly white and has no real idea about the music he alleges he is an expert in....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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Humor in The Simpsons - Humor in The Simpsons I and many other millions of people across the world believe that The Simpson’s is the best programme on television because it is funny in more ways then one. The Simpson’s uses the family lifestyle that many American TV shows have used over past (e.g. The Adam’s family, The Flintstones) but The Simpson’s has proved it is a lot more popular because it uses many more different forms of comedy which work with people from all ages. Slapstick comedy is where someone gets hurt and you laugh but if you saw it happen in real life you’d find it sick for example when homer the father strangles his son Bart in many episodes it would be seen as child abuse in real life but you feel its o.k....   [tags: Papers] 627 words
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Comparing The Importance of Being Earnest Films from 1952 and 2002 - Comparing The Importance of Being Earnest Films from 1952 and 2002 This essay is comparing the 1952 film and the 2002 film, ‘The Importance of being Earnest’. This was first a play written in 1895, by Oscar Wilde. This essay is going to express and show the differences and similarities between the two films, using the play script as a reference. ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ is about two handsome men, who go bunburying. Bunburying is when people make things up, for their convenience, and to get out and not be questioned....   [tags: Papers] 1135 words
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The Show I Love Lucy - I Love Lucy: Why America Loved Her and What She Meant to Us We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can. –- Will Rogers Television’s rise in popularity throughout the fifties saw the emergence of the situation comedy, a style that captivated audiences by presenting a story with a beginning, a middle, and a happy end. One of the most popular of these shows, I Love Lucy, continues to appeal to both young and old some forty years later -- and counting. For most people, the answer to how I Love Lucy continually and effectively draws viewers to the screen is that "It’s funny." There is more to this funny show than meets the eye....   [tags: Television 1950s]
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A Bus Story - During the entire three years in high school, the bus always was my main transportation. I needed to take it to school and take it home. If you wanted to count how many times I took the bus, it would definitely be plenty. Therefore, I had many different experiences on the bus. As you know, high school bus always has many interesting events that rake place. Among those special experiences, there’s one that happened when I was a junior in high school on my way to school. It was a very interesting one, so that I still remember it until now....   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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A Midsummer Night?s Dream - A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy that is full of mischief. Instead of having a main plot, it seems to be about random thoughts and emotions (much the same as dreams are). In fact, I have to wonder how much of the whole play is really supposed to be a dream – as Puck even suggests toward the end of the play. There is no real protagonist to latch onto in this play, probably because there are three main groups of characters, but many people will find Puck to be the most interesting character....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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Movie Much Ado About Nothing - Much Ado about Something My opinion about the movie, Much Ado about Nothing, is that it was a very good movie. This movie had just about everything that makes a movie good. It had drama, romance, action, and most importantly it had comedy. This movie is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Even though they spoke in Shakespearean language, the character’s expressions were enough to make anyone rollover and laugh. The cast of the movie was well organized, because every one of them played the part as if the movie was written for them....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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The Boondocks - Aaron McGruder is an African American cartoonist. At only twenty-six years of age, he is best known as the creator of Boondocks, the popular comic strip that is currently featured in over two hundred and fifty newspapers throughout the United States. Boondocks, which “stars two amusingly surly African American kids who live with their grandfather in a white middle-class suburb” is known for mocking issues that range from entertainment news (such as Whitney Houston), to political news (like the Bush administration)....   [tags: essays research papers] 576 words
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Evaluation of a live Production Blood Brothers - Evaluation of a live Production Blood Brothers Blood Brothers was written by Willy Russell, It was first performed at the Liverpool Playhouse in January 1983. It is a musical / comedy drama set in Liverpool in the 1980’s. We went to see it at the Phoenix Theatre. When we were on our way to see the production I was quite excited and was looking forward to it very much as I had been told by some pupils at my school it was very good. When we arrived at the theatre and sat down in our seats the stage and layout looked very big....   [tags: English Literature] 576 words
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Not So Scary Movie - The Scary Movie trilogy is a spoof of scary and not so scary films. The first of the three movies to date was released in 2000. The movie was based on the scary movies that were released at that time. These movies included: Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Sixth Sense, and The Blair Witch Project. As the movies progressed they seemed to add parodies of not so scary movies such as Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible II. Even though these movies did not seem to fit into the title, they were still creatively incorporated into the second movie....   [tags: Film] 460 words
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