Free Essays on Humour

  1. Humour

    Importance of Humour Summary: Discusses the importance of humour and explores many different uses for humour. Describes how humour can be used negatively. Humour is the tendency to look at things from the mirthful or incongruous side. It is the quality that makes something laughable or amusing. Humour is the...

  2. Humour and Leadership

    Why it is possible to be serious at work without being serious – the use of humour in the workplace and how it impacts on the effectiveness of leadership Leaders in today’s cut throat world of corporate industry face an enormous challenge. In the midst of achieving the organisation’s goals and pursuing...

  3. Humour Advertising

    Impact of humour in ads Humour can be defined as the capability to be laughing at things, the way in which everybody sees that some things are entertaining, or the value of being funny. Funniness is generally used within publicity nowadays whether this is on radio, in newspapers, or on TV as part of...

  4. Humour

    Humour is a phenomenon which is influenced by culture. It can be difficult to determine what aspects define a certain sense of humour. A nation’s wit is linked to the historical development of the country. How funny somebody finds a certain incident depends on many factors including age, personal experience...

  5. The Four Humours

    Katelyn Harding The Four Humors’ Influence on the Modern Day World The Four Humours created a new way of thinking in the field of medicine during the Middle Ages. This way of thinking is originally accredited to the great philosopher Hippocrates, though it has been changed...

  6. 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...

  7. In the Films You Have Studied, How Important Are Performances in Creating Comedy?

    to discuss how the performances (mise-en-scene) in each film creates humour for the audience and therefore defines its genre. I will first discuss East is East, the film mainly uses accent and dialect as a way of creating humour, George uses words akin to British culture such as ‘bloody’, he says...

  8. British Sense of Humour

    British sense of humour "Britain is known for its humour as France is known for its food and wine". If people who are living outside the United Kingdom are asked to characterise British humour, many of them will probably mention the jokes of one of the Monty Python series or maybe quotes from...

  9. Humour in Tragedy

    Humour in Tragedy Shakespeare’s play Hamlet has been performed more than any other play in the world. By reading or watching the play, a conclusion can be made that the humour is what makes it so appealing. “Well aware that several hours of unrelenting angst would be a bit much for his audience to...

  10. What has research told us about the place of fun and humour at work

    What has research told us about the place of fun and humour at work? In your view what significance does this research have to offer the practicing manager and students of Organizational Behaviour? Fun and humour are very ambiguous terms when it comes to completely defining what makes people laugh...

  11. Humour Theory-the Flinstones

    Prehistoric Humour - The Flintstones I. Caricatures and cartoons Why do we laugh? Laughter is one of the things we just don’t give ourselves an account to. It just happens, and in most of the cases it is out of our control. (see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3077386). We need certain...

  12. Humour

    think that humour really is the best medicine. If someone is really upset or really angry a joke could cheer him or her right up. Also laughter could really release someone's stress, and if people were a lot less stressful then the world would be a much better place. Although humour usually cheers...

  13. Humour Ad

    Humour in Advertising 1. Humour is generally used to evoke the recipients’ attention Due to the fact that many markets are rather saturated today, many commercials aim rather at the recipients’ emotional attention than at presenting a product’s features and advantages. In order to appeal emotionally...

  14. Aboriginal Humour Essay

    Compare racial humour across continents. Are there similarities between the ways in which different international communities respond to racial stereotypes and colonialism using humour? The effects of colonialism have been felt within Indigenous communities across the globe for centuries. One component...

  15. Essay on Humour

    HUMOUR Humour is a complex issue that has been looked at through several disciplines including philosophy, and within anthropology. Debates ensue as to what humour is and if it can be defined. Were an extraterrestrial to visit earth and ask what the purpose of laughter was, we would provide an answer...

  16. Novel Discussions

    fear and tension? What effect would this have on the reader? Why humour? • Atmosphere (rest of novel) = Suspense and humour are used at various points in the novel e.g. chp 55 when Pip has no expectations there is suspense and humour. • Themes: (Need to discuss each theme and show how it is introduced...

  17. Humour

    B) How can you use humour to your advantage in formal communication? a. Humour as a tool of promoting your product/business. 1. Humour is also a great tool that can be used to market your business. It is another way to engage with your customers on a different platform. (Martinez, L. (2009)...

  18. Humour and Irony in 'the Guide"

    Humour and Irony in The Guide (B.O) As a humorist R.K. Narayan occupies highest rank among all the indo-Anglican novelists. His humour is all – pervasive and most varied. There is in him virtual humour arising from jokes, jests, repartee and retorts. Again, one get in him humour of situation and of...

  19. The Effect of Humour in Galloway's the Cellist of Sarajevo

    People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Riddles and jokes have been told for centuries to make light of situations and to make people laugh. Humour is the tendency of particular experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. People are able to be amused, laugh, or smile at something...

  20. Humour Seduces a Girl

    Seduce your girl with humour When it comes to seducing a woman, nothing, as it turns out, works better than a man with a self-depreciating sense of humour. What's more is that this finding is based on a two-year scientific research which found that men who can poke fun at themselves are most the...

  21. What has research told us about the place of fun and humour at work

    What has research told us about the place of fun and humour at work? In your view what significance does this research have to offer the practicing manager and students of Organizational Behaviour? Fun and humour are very ambiguous terms when it comes to completely defining what makes people laugh...

  22. Humour and wisdom

    Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—i.e...

  23. catcher in the rye Humour

    dance. Salinger used Holden’s sense of humor to show his childish side, and also to help readers connect with Holden. Without the childish and witty humour the book may have put off readers because of how sad and dark the novel was. Holden meets the mother of one of his classmates and lies through his...

  24. Choose Two Servants and Two Scenes from ‘the Rivals’ and Explain How You Would Direct Them to Show the Role of That Character and How It Would Create Humour.

    explain how you would direct them to show the role of that character and how it would create humour. In act 1 scene 1, we are introduced to Fag, the male servant of Captain Jack Absolute. Fag is an object of humour, we learn he loves gossip, and has an eye for fashion, but the real comedy is in how he...

  25. Humour During the Holocaust

    Function of Humour During the Holocaust Humour is often used to make sense of absurd and terrifying things. From the earliest of conquests to the modern day revolutions, humour has made clear the unclear, and comforted people in times of tradgedy. It is only fitting, then, that humour has been used...

  26. The language of humour

    THE LANGUAGE OF HUMOUR – THE HUMOUR OF LANGUAGE IRONY AND HUMOUR IN INTERPERSONAL VERBAL ENCOUNTERS Zsuzsanna Ajtony Abstract: In this paper the problem of verbal humour and irony is approached from a sociolinguistic perspective, starting from the Semantic Script Theory of Humour (Raskin 1985), which...

  27. three main theories of humour

    this, looking at humour and what we find amusing raises some interesting questions. Why do we find some jokes humorous and not others? What can we define as amusing? And what philosophical value does ‘humour’ have in our lives. This essay will be exploring the three main theories of humour and the important...

  28. ‘the Merchants Tale Is Full of Destructive Wit and Farcical, Popular Humour.’

    ‘The Merchants Tale is full of destructive wit and farcical, popular humour.’ In the light of this comment consider the variety humour in the merchant’s tale. The coupling of obscenity with literary art, which thus enables the discourse of poetry to become the object of satire, is, as critic David...

  29. Humour and Satire in Urdu Literature

    Humour and Satire in Urdu Literature Tazeen Gul* & Tabassum Javed** Abstract Humour & Satire are an integral part of all forms of literature; & when the tragic part of a drama/story becomes unbearable, humour/satire provide a much needed diversion & relief. This article examines the effect of humour...

  30. Discuss the physiological changes that occur in humour

    Topic 4 Discuss the physiological changes that occur in humour, differentiating between laughter and silent appreciation of humour. How strong is the research evidence for these physiological changes? Theories of humour Perspective from the humanities The humanities have been concerned with the nature...