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Final paper outline - Will Cliff 5/25/10 Scandinavian Final...

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Will Cliff 5/25/10 Scandinavian Final Paper Outline Intro: Context Comedy is a light and easy way of presenting issues that people otherwise would not want to discuss. The ridiculousness can be highlighted Thesis: Through the use of comedy as a tool to critique societal norms of class and gender, the tales Jeppe of the Hill , The Emperor’s New Clothes , The Ugly Duckling , and the film Together are able to evoke sensible emotion from the audience as they highlight the outsider in an effort to promote equality and the preservation of life. Body: Jeppe of the Hill o Ludvig Holberg, the writer of Jeppe of the Hill , uses comedy to illustrate the abuse of power the elite Scandinavian population bestow upon the larger, lower class. “But we were almost the bigger fools because of his determination to tyrus to the point where we would either have had to ruin the charade or allow ourselves to be mistreated by that coarse peasant. We can learn from his behavior how tyrannical and arrogant such people become who are suddenly thrust from the gutter into positions of honor and nobility.” (Anderson 51-130) By having Jeppe act so tyrannically when in power and not act in sympathy for the people where he came from, Holberg illustrates the ridiculousness of the hierarchical system as a whole. Here, the Baron is acting as though people of the lower, peasantry
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course SCAND LIT 50w taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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