Analysis Of Monty Python And The Holy Grail Essays

1432 Words May 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Films, comedians and other forms of media are able to use various comedic elements in order to make their production funny, and typically entertaining, to the audience. These elements include using the unexpected or the familiar, playing with delivery and timing, double entendre, flawed plan and many others. Monty Python and the Holy Grail effectively utilizes several components of comedy to poke fun at the history and culture of the time at which the stories take place. The film looks at several stories that build onto each other as the quest for the Holy Grail. Three major elements of comedy that the film uses are using the familiar, playing with tradition and authority, and utilizing flawed plans. These three components effectively allow the film to be considered a comedy.
The film successfully uses familiarity in several scenes as a comedic element to tell the stories. One story alluded to in the film took place in the medieval times is the story of the Trojan Horse. This story essentially is when, during the Trojan War, the Greeks supposedly built a wooden horse large enough to fit several of their soldiers inside. They tricked the city of Troy into believing that the horse was a gift so that the hidden soldiers were able to enter the city of Troy and attack. In the film, there is a Trojan Bunny which King Arthur and his men intend use to do the same thing as the Greeks did in history as they attempt to enter a castle. The familiarity of the story allows the audience…

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