To what extent does the power of language have an effect on humour?
This is an International Baccalaureate Extend Essay writing, thus reference the criteria rubric below and follow the Extended Essay writing style. The maximum writing is 4000 words.
use a lot of terminology
Concentrate more on the analysis part in the writing, and anaylse in depth
make the conclusion clear and cogent with evaluation added in
Explore the limitations of the studies from the two texts
To what extent does the power of language have an effect on humour?EE Objectives & overall summary
The main objective of this EE is to explore the power of language within humour.
To illustrate I will be analysing how linguistic techniques, and humour theories evoke emotions from the audience (Joy – laughter, uncomfort from black comedy etc..).In order to start the research,selected a personal favorite comedy text, a stand-up comedy script “2002 Robin Williams Live on Broadway”.have focused the analysis on these three humour theories – Incongruity theory, Hostility theory, and Release theory. These three theories must be introduced in the introduction. (Further information below).
For each section of analysis, a sub-conclusion of the overall summary (2-3 lines) should be added linking it back to the research question allowing all points to be clear.
The overall conclusion should contain:
Summary of the overall analysis
Talk about how there are many similarities and contemporary comedy is heavily based on the Shakespearean comedy and points which provoke laughter are similar.
Lastly emphasise how the analyses that have been made shows the power of language (linking back to the RQ)
In the introduction,wish (1)why built this research question, (2)the concept of comedy,(3) introduction to the three humour theories are included in a coherent way.(4) introduction to the three humour theories are included in a coherent way.
Make reference to these sources and add ‘must add points’ in the explanation
In the Methodology wish the (1) rationale of choosing Robin Williams’ stand up script, (2) thesis, (3) biography of Robin Williams are included in a coherent way.
For the analysis of the Machanicals in “Midsummer night’s dream” analyse the name of the characters as well.
In the third section of the Analysis,will compare the two different texts and find similarities such as Oxymorons in Midsummer night’s dream and incongruity theory, repeating sexual imagery of ass from bottom with Robin’s release theory etc
Critical points to look about