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Another example can be found in the famous Manneken - Pis of the Brussels
fountain . This is an ancient figure of a boy urinating with complete openness .
The people of Brussels consider him their mascot . There are many similar
In the first example ( clownery ) the laughter is direct , naïve , and devoid of anger
. The stutterer can laugh at himself . In the second example ( burlesque ) irony is
added to laughter , arising from the degradation of high literature . Moreover ...
In the clownery example no one is mocked , neither the stutterer nor Harlequin .
In the example of burlesque the high style of the Aeneid and classicism in
general are the object of mockery , but there is no moral incentive for irony . This
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ONE Rabelais in the History of Laughter
TWO The Language of the Marketplace in Rabelais
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