RE313 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Eric Idle, Donald Winnicott, Jester

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We"re halfway through our course and a good time to shift gears and get a little comic relief. In this lesson we will think about death and humour. We will examine not only humour about death but also how humour can be used to deal with death anxiety. Offensive humour: offensive humour he"s saying is not so much about denying death, but accepting the reality of it as funny. If we can laugh at the inevitable, at our vulnerabilities and finitude, we take some of the sting out of death: offensive death humour can thus be another way of facing death. It pokes fun at death and, according to thorson, can take many forms including sarcasm, satire, parody, ridicule, and caricature: let"s look at some examples of offensive death humour . That"s death. uploaded on july 22, 2009. https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=l9pqukv9mum. Then it"s the best way to lose weight, mate.

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