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Coetzee’s Use of Humor in Disgrace (1999)

After reading Coetzee’s novel (1999) and then the literary criticisms that followed its publication, the inevitable conclusion was that the many different interpretations of the novel demonstrated it reached readers in highly individual ways.  Indeed, it seemed that many of the criticisms were of different books.  The purpose of this paper was to focus on…

Sociology of Humor

Humor is an important part of everyday interaction. It serves mainly as a social lubricant that creates a lighter atmosphere between a speaker and an audience. Provided that it is not provoke offensive behavior, humor can be used as a first step towards building individual relationships. A more relaxed ambiance between people, in turn, is…


Humor is infection. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you…



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Life of Isaac Deutscher

Trotskyism is a theory by a German, Leon Trotsky who was a Bolshevik-Leninist and also a Marxist. Trotsky politics do not advocate for socialism but rather proletarian revolution in a country, proletarian revolution is a revolution whereby the working class work together to overthrow bourgeois. Trotsky’s followers are known as Trotskyist or Trot. The play…

Is Humor Persuasive

Humor can be one of the most effective tools to use with persuasion, as it can provide many benefits with very little cost or drawback. Some of the benefits of using humor to communicate an argument include increased attention span, an overall more enjoyable reading experience, not to mention the comfortable environment comedy will give…

Vital Function

Alain de Botton states a truthful and realistic point about humorists. Humorists have the ability to say things the average person will never say, this defines and makes humorists important, yet there role may be misconstrued . Humorists give people the opportunity to listen to stories, words, conversations, and more that cannot be heard on…

Workplace Humor: A Double-edged Sword??

Even as the modern world is running after countless gadgets to stay away from stress and strain, the growing band of counselors are busy providing solutions towards happy life, the significance of humor holds on its top position as a remedy of all such problems, let alone being instrumental in enhancing interpersonal communication or enlivening…

The secret of humor

The book The secret of humor was written by Leonard Feinberg and published in 1978 by Robopi publishers. Feinberg begins by introducing the over one hundred theories of humor that have been proposed over the past three millennia. Certain theories are also presented, such as the idea of humor as being a “pleasant surprise. ”…

Laughing It Out: The Practical Benefits of Humor

All it takes is a little sense of humor. It is indeed among the simplest and noblest answers that one can find as a cure to so many disorders and distresses in this world. A small laugh, a chuckle, a giggle – quite unimpressive but, yes, this is the antidote to it all. Ever wonder…

Happiness and Humor Group Promotes Life Satisfaction for Senior Center Participants

Abstract The effects of a Happiness and Humor Group in the promotion of life satisfaction in an elderly center were examined. Fifteen participants in the beginning of the study were given a self-rated 32-item Life Satisfaction Scale Survey. After which they engaged in a once a week, 10-week program for the Happiness and Humor Group….

Contemplative Essay – Humor

Introduction Johnny was a strange and interesting man. He knew how to be angry magnificently, but was fearful and embarrassed when he laughed. When he did laugh, for an instant his whole body would relax. Then he would snap back into his protective stance with his shoulders up and his body tight and rigid. With…

Humor in Advertising

If you hear the word “coke,” what is the first product that comes into your mind? Or if you hear the name “McDonald’s,” what television commercial do you remember? When we hear these words or terms, we can easily associate them with products because of the advertisements that we see on television, hear over the…

My Humorous Experience

My friend and I once took our snack at a quiet corner in the college cafeteria when he shared to me an experience he had while volunteering in a home for the elderly. He said that one time a hearing impaired grandma had her friend, who was then also deaf with old age, for a…

What are the unique characteristics of Jewish humor?

Perhaps the greatest contribution of the Jews to American Society and Entertainment is Comedy. The names of great Jewish comedians: George Burns, the Marx Brothers, Lenny Bruce, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen are staples on the comedy scene today. The reason for this is the unique quality of Jewish Humor that it manages to be self-deprecatory…

The Effects of Humor and Incongruence on Word Recall

Fifteen undergraduates from the University of California, Los Angeles participated in this experiment. There were 8 men and 7 women, age ranging from 19 to 30 years old. All 15 participants were enrolled in a research method class and they participated in the experiment as a part of a course requirement. Design A 2 x…

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