Humour in J.R.R. Tolkien's

Humour in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in the Context of English and Latvian Culture
Humour in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" in the Context of English and Latvian Culture

Author(s): Elīna Krasovska
Subject(s): Fiction, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Sociology of Culture, British Literature
Published by: Latvijas Kultūras akadēmija
Keywords: Humour; J.R.R. Tolkien; The Hobbit; Englisn and Latvian culture; cognition; culture phenomena;

Summary/Abstract: This article will be introduced by explaining my choice of the subject matter, I hold the view that humour is a feature of utmost importance for the reason that it helps people to expand cognition of themselves; moreover, cognition is motivated by every analysis of literary works. In addition to this, we know that culture is often referred to as a system of signs enabling society to comprehend itself in relationship with the world. One of the numerous ways in order to divide culture phenomena into a numerous subcategories would be Art, Entertainment, Religion, Philosophy, etc. erous, it can be assumed that humour and literature belong to Entertainment and it is not possible to picture entertainment without humour.

  • Issue Year: 2/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 123-137
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English