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Comic World

  • By: David Feltmate
  • In: Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
  • Edited by: Salvatore Attardo
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Sociology of Culture

A comic world, also known as a comic vision, is an alternative perspective of life that emphasizes a happy ending over a tragic one. This world is funny and joyous. It is where good prevails and evil is defeated. Comic worlds are hopeful and affirm the goodness in human beings and their societies, emphasizing tolerance and acceptance over exclusivity. They can be attributed to an individual or group (e.g., C. S. Lewis's comic world or the comic world of the Christian tradition), and they are frequently expressed in artistic visions as much as they are explained in logical argumentation. Laughter leads people into the comic world and invites them to dwell there, and comic worlds become apparent to us through our sense of humor. They ...

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