Comic relief (stylistic device)
Comic relief ( English "comic relief", "liberating comedy") is a literary and cinematic stylistic device ( rhetorical figure ). It describes the inclusion of humorous characters, scenes or dialogues in otherwise serious or exciting works. Comic relief is used to briefly relieve tension.
Examples from popular works are:
- Shakespeare : Hamlet , Gravedigger Scene (Act 5, Scene 1)
- Shakespeare: Macbeth , porter scene (act 2, scene 3)
- In the television series Spaceship Enterprise , at the end of an adventure, a joke is made about an "emotional outbreak" by Mr. Spock .
- In the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings the representation of the figure of the dwarf Gimli , often supplemented by the Elf Legolas , but also the two hobbits Merry and (especially) Pippin
- In the Star Wars films, the robots C-3PO and R2-D2 . Jar Jar Binks comes in especially in The Phantom Menace .
- Timon and Pumbaa in The Lion King
- Fred and George Weasley in Harry Potter
- “So it goes” from Kurt Vonnegut's Schlachthof 5 or The Children's Crusade
- Schulze and Schultze from the comic series Tintin and Struppi
- Diedeldum and Diedeldei from films like Alice in Wonderland (1951)
- Baloo the bear from the films The Jungle Book (1967) and The Jungle Book as well as his song Try it out with comfort
- Willi "Klößchen" Sauerlich from the radio play series TKKG
- Olaf the Snowman from Frozen - Totally Unabashed and its sequels
- Usopp, buggy and the former prison inmates of Impel Down from the manga and anime series One Piece
- Jokey Smurf from the comic series The Smurfs of Peyo
- Sokka from the cartoon anime series Avatar - The Last Airbender
- Bolin / Nuktuk from the cartoon anime series The Legend of Korra , the follow -up series to Avatar - The Last Airbender
- Roman Pearce from the Fast & Furious film series
- Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad
- Manuela Kistner: Monologues in Schiller and Shakespeare . GRIN, Norderstedt 2006, ISBN 978-3-638-71870-7 , p. 60 , doi : 10.3239 / 9783638716703 ( limited preview in Google book search).
- Elke Platz-Waury : Drama and Theater. An introduction . Fifth, completely revised and expanded edition. Gunter Narr Verlag, Tübingen 1999, ISBN 3-87808-922-8 , p. 166 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
- Eva Maria Inbar: Shakespeare in Germany: The Lenz case . Niemeyer, 1982, ISBN 3-484-18067-6 , pp. 249 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
- STAR WARS - Religion & Mythology - Part 2 | STAR WEEKS (from diefilmfabrik )