Debate 5 - the medieval carnival, there was no separation...

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Carnivals act as shields for people to express themselves in ways that they might normally have trouble doing without suffering the consequences. For example shows like SNL and Mad TV can express the political views of the people without suffering the consequences of negative criticism and public disapproval. Mikhail Bakhtin wrote that in
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Unformatted text preview: the medieval carnival, there was no separation between performers and spectators. In fact, performers were really not performers at all; instead, just people expressing their beliefs in an acceptable manner. The nature of the situation allows people to freely express their ideas without the threat of persecution....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2008 for the course CMLIT 105 taught by Professor Beebee during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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