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“...NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, LET THE VIRGINIAN WOLFSNAKE NEAR A TYPEWRITER.” Theory of Incongruity, Bakhtin's Theory of the Carnivalesque and Metafiction in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.


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Title: “...NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, LET THE VIRGINIAN WOLFSNAKE NEAR A TYPEWRITER.” Theory of Incongruity, Bakhtin's Theory of the Carnivalesque and Metafiction in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Authors: Skynäs, jennie
Issue Date: 21-Nov-2017
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: kandidatuppsats, engelska
SPL 2017-024
Keywords: A Series of Unfortunate Events
theory of incongruity
carnivalesque
metafiction
Abstract: The aim of this essay is to map out and examine the various forms of humour present in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. In addition, this essay analyses what purpose the humour serves to the text. The essay’s claim is that humour is ever-present in the books and provides not only comic amusement, but also dismantles general ideas and norms. Due to the humour’s complexity, I argue that several theories need to apply as frameworks in order to fully understand the humour and to... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/54468
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