A world without comedy would be similar to a butter knife, it's dull, useless, and achieves very .
The world would be littered with rude, arrogant, obnoxious people creating an anti-utopia. Comedy .
keep the world in motion, it allows people to shrug off rude comments, laugh at one another, and it .
creates a casual enviroment. There are many types of comedy, irony, satire, sarcasm etc. All are used in .
making the world more enjoyable.
The Webster's dictionary defines comedy as "Drama dealing with the lighter side of life, ending .
happily, or treating the subject humorously." There are many different definitions for comedy, but all are .
closely related in saying that the outcome will be happy or comical. Comical stories are easy to read, .
they usually have a fantasy world setting, few main characters which makes the plot easy to follow and the .
stories can be related to real life.
Comedy creates the illusion that things will get better, however, comedy gets better by making .
the situation worse. In the short story "The Greatest Man in the World" The main character, Pal Smurch, .
made a record for flying around the world. His achievement was great but his manners and attitude were .
uncivil. A rude egocentric man could not hold such a record. Society wouldn't permit it. To make things .
better, they pushed him out a window. Only in comedy could you kill someone to make things better and .
it still be humorous.
The comic view of life is essentially a long-term view. The ideas of destruction and death limit .
the tragic view. But comedy takes death and changes it. It may be the end of an individual life, but it fits .
into the larger scheme and the human race continues to live on. In the world of comedy nothing is bad, .
nothing is taken seriously and everyone wins in the end.
Comedy is a literary form that deals with the adventures of a human society in search of survival .
and renewal. A world with comedy is bigger, brighter, hilarious and that's the way it is.