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Explore how Oscar Wilde opens Act 2 of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

the idea to be a ridiculous ‘modern mania’, a new concept or idea that is full of lunacy. Although her personality may appear to be like that of a Puritan, Wilde also presents her with a more sympathetic, softer edge too, perhaps for means of humour as it only seems to intensify the absurdity of her character. Speaking of fiction, she describes it, in a rather untrue manner, as “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily” lecturing Cecily to not speak “slightingly” of it. Of course this is...

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Humour in Advertising

Humour in Advertising Introduction The Encyclopedia Britannica defines humor as a ¡§form of communication in which a complex, mental stimulus illuminates, or amuses, or elicits the reflex of laughter¡¨. Many marketers use humor in advertising as a way of appealing to consumer¡¦s emotions. These positive emotions can potentially lead to cognitive processes that entice the consumer to purchase the related product. Doing it right means not only engaging the prospect but getting them to remember...

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Funny Ads

Humour certainly succeeds in getting people’s attention and is the most effective advertising strategy of our time.” Advertisement is one of the important things for a company’s marketing. It can say that in today’s modern life advertisement plays a key role in order for any company or product to succeed the advertisement must deliver a powerful message which attracts the consumer’s attention (Creativenerds 2010). That is because “advertising can achieve communications object such as informing...

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Under Milk Wood – the Voices

juggles his omelette" It does the same thing further down the page when it says, First Voice: "Mrs Pugh" Mrs Pugh: "nags the salt cellar" The Voices also build a relationship with the listener, they seem to be trustworthy and to have a sense of humour, and this helps the listener to learn about the characters and to understand the town. An example of this could be found in the prologue when the First Voice addresses the listener personally by saying "Only your eyes are unclosed" and again when...

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cosi: comedy and human suffering

the damages caused by love through the mental patients but uses comedy to humanise and break down the audience’s preconceived perceptions of them. Like Lewis, Nowra assumes that the audience has had little experience with the mentally ill. He uses humour to allow the audience to understand mental illness and human suffering in a light hearted way by breaking down preconceived distinctions of ‘mad’ and ‘normal’ by society. This is evident when Doug describes burning his mother’s cats to heel their...

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Laughter Is a Powerful Antidote

Physical sufferings or ailments are often the symptoms of some inner mental disorder or conflict. So, if we change our attitude towards life in general and to diseases, in particular; have frequent occasions to laugh and remain optimistically in good humour, we shall surely be able to overcome many of our physical ailments. It is a scientifically established fact that laughter, in the sense of a cheerful and hopeful temperament, improves digestion; regularizes hormone secretion in the body; and thus...

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Shaun of the Dead

Wright and is set in a city in London. “Shaun of The Dead” is a ‘spoof’ of “Dawn of The Dead”. Wright uses lots of different techniques to make it humorous, such as stereotypical gags, classic British satires, subtle humour and many more. Edgar Wright conveys a sense of humour through the characters. The main character, Shaun, is not the typical character you would expect to try and save the world. Shaun is a complete anti-hero from the beginning because of what happened in the pub and how...

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Literary Analysis on an Excerpt from A Summer Life

what he has done, so guilty that it turns into some sort of paranoia. He believed that everyone had known that he had stolen the pie. The gold- colored pie filling that coated his face was somehow the teller of all his secrets. This also adds to the humour because the reader knows that nobody knows or probably cares. The reader can see that adult Soto does not see it as being a big deal as well. He is mocking the childish mentality he had towards the situation and is amused that he actually took the...

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Narrative essay

They were actually wanted the grant money to buy a van to take the elders to traditional festivities. But the government gave them photographic equipment instead of money. Then they borrowed money from the Band Council. The scene works to provide humour and motivation for Will's commitment to do the photographs. The optimism of Harlan and Big John in the face of enormous odds is funny and admirable at the same time. Harlan carries a bag everywhere with him, Will asked about it and Harlan says it...

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The Mongolian Wedding

maintained the reader's interest to the matter by using an immense method for ridiculing strange traditions or reactions or by the aid of thriving language devices no to mention in compare to the Western culture. As for his comedic tone and great sense of humour, Stewart described every incident in full-detailed ironic manner. First he gave a light hearted comment how the old Russian truck carrying hordes of wedding guests was the equivalent of the wedding Rolls Ricer back in his hometown. Then he ridiculed...

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