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Humorous vase decorations present the images of grotesque " doublets ” ( the
comic Heracles and Odysseus ) , scenes from comedies , and symbols of fertility .
Finally , in the wider range of humorous literature , related in one form or the
first , the Romanticists searched for popular roots ; second , they never attributed
to the grotesque a purely satirical function . Our analysis of this Romantic phase
is , of course , far from complete . Moreover it bears a rather one - sided and even
In the example of grotesque the object of mockery is a specific nega . tive
phenomenon , something that “ should not exist ” ( nichtseinsollendes ) .
Schneegans sees precisely in this fact the basic nature of the grotesque : it
exaggerates and ...
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