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The Power of HumorJulio V. PardoP.7Although inane and trivial at times, sublime art and versatile humor have the power to impact thecourse of humanity. As correctly argued by Alain de Bottom in his book“Status of Anxiety,”hu-morists play an essential role in the community. The lack of restraint in their craft gives themfreedom to criticize, both verbally and visually, society’s loopholes. And as observed throughoutthe course of history, the power of humor to revolutionize society has manifested itself via thepolitical cartoons during revolutions, satirical literary masterpieces, and today’s politico-analytictelevision programs.Humor was a key component in the realization of changes dreamed by French Enlighten-ment philosophers in the eighteenth century and Cuban revolutionaries in the twentieth century.When king Louis XIV’s extravagant lifestyle and horrible administration skills led to terriblefamine periods in France, satirical political cartoonists were the firsts to blame the royal houseand protest for the country’s misfortunes. Covered by the curtains of artistic license, they

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Term
Fall
Professor
GARMAN
Tags
C Programming, Don Quixote, Marie Antoinette, Louis XIV of France, Louis XVI of France, Dauphin of France

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