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    Black Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

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    Black Humor in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle The phrase Black Humor has the broad meaning of poking "fun at subjects considered deadly serious or even taboo by some"2. This definition is simple, and yet embodies an important idea that is often lost in more complex definitions: the idea that Black Humor can actually be "fun", and provoke laughter. This is not, of course, the only important aspect of the term, and I shall explore some of the other important defining features of Black Humor before moving

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    Essay on Satire and Black Humor in Catch-22

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    Satire and Black Humor in Catch-22 The only thing going on was a war, and no one seemed to notice but Yossarian and Dunbar. Yossarian is one of the few "normal" characters found in the books, or at least he thinks he is. As the story progresses, it appears that no one is "normal." Values either no longer apply, or do in reverse. In this backwards world of Catch-22, where everyone is crazy, Heller uses black humor and satire to make light of an otherwise dismal situation. Satire in the

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    Satire, and Black Humor in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut was written in 1963. "It is a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness" (back cover). It is a book that counters almost every aspect of our society. As well as satire, Vonnegut also includes apocalyptic elements in this novel. Satire, "the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice or folly" (Webster 1193), is very prevalent in Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut hits on many

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    Analysis Of Black Humor

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    Black Humor is the composition of stereotypical ideals that are dramatized in order to make fun of a distinct group of individuals. In the video clip, “BLACK PEOPLE VS WHITE PEOPLE 2,” YouTube user iSekC does not construe but identifies distinctions between individuals that are black and white through exaggerated and dramatic humorous scenarios. Specifically, iSekC utilizes a common topic known to most males of all skin colors, implies a distinction of jargon utilized by individuals that are white

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    A Life Worth Living in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut (1922- ) is an author with a unique perspective on life. He sees in a vivid technicolor things in this world that the rest of humanity may only see in black and white. By the same token he sees life as a rather dark subject, it's the ultimate joke at our expense (Lundquist 1). His life experience has been one of hardship. His mother committed suicide in 1942. Two years later he was captured by

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    and the narrator in this one is the most likely candidate. Through the narrator's eyes, Vonnegut created a story of black humor ending in the destruction of the earth. Vonnegut's writing style throughout the novel is very flip, light, and sarcastic. The narrator's observations and the events occurring during the novel reflect a dark view of humanity which can only be mocked by humor. At the beginning of the novel the narrator is researching for a book he is writing. The book was to be about the day

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    The Movie Fight Club

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    can only keep stopping the plan he made. Axiology Maybe you feel David Fincher (the director) is a ramstam person. In this movie which full of despair, violence and symbolism, he keeps showing his predilection about “black”: The black background, the black theme and the black humor. The events of this story are shown in a flashback. Tyler and Jack have totally different personality. However, Tyler, this crazy man, is the person that Jack wants to be. He creates Tyler. Why Jack want to be Tyler? Why

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    Vision of Evil in Richard III and Macbeth Shakesperae’s play Macbeth is in some respects a relatively simple play. Like Richard III its’ structure follows a standard conventional form: the rise and fall of a great man. The first part of the play follows Macbeth's rise to power. By 3.1 he has assumed the kingship. The rest of the play follows the disintegration of all he has achieved, a process that culminates with his death and the installment of new king. In that sense, there is very little

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    Satire and Black Humor in Dr. Strangelove

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    for its mastery of humor applied to such a sensitive matter. The film is exceedingly loaded with metaphors, innuendos, and allusions that nothing can be left undissected or taken for face value; the resulting effect is understood to be part of Kubrick’s multifarious theme. Kubrick has stated that what began as a “the basis for a serious film about accidental war ” eventually birthed an absurd and farcical classic comedy. The director fuses together irony, satire, and black humor to create a waggish

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    Favorites

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    that of humor, satire and also the descriptions of Chaucer. The most common characteristic that Chaucer is remembered for is that of humor. Throughout all his tales, there is a continuing line of humor within. Not only does he use simple humor, he also uses sarcasm and satire, which I will further explain later. The way in which he describes many of the characters is humoristic, including making fun of certain characters such as the Prioress and the Miller. Chaucer is able to elicit humor in the most

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