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Humor The ghost that got into our house on the night of November 17 1915 raised such a hullabaloo of misunderstandings that I am sorry I didnt just let it keep on walking and go to bed Humor is writing intended to evoke laughter A writer can use many techniques to make his work amusing James Thurber creates events in the story that make the reader realize how ridiculous the situation is and laugh The main three situations that appear to be funny are The boys mother throwing a shoe through a window the grandfather chasing the policemen out of the attic and the boy talking to the police in nothing but a towel or his mothers blouse She flung up her window of her bedroom which faced the bedroom windows of the house of a neighbor picked up a shoe and whammed it through a pane of glass across the narrow space that separated the two houses Here the mother is unable to call the police because she is afraid of the buglers that are downstairs so she throws a shoe through the neighbors window and breaks it The neighbor comes running to the widow shaking his fist mother finally makes him realize that there are burglars in the house and he goes and calls the police This is funny because mother is hysterical and she is trying to get the neighbor to understand the seriousness of what is happening Then mother starts to through another shoe not because there was further need of it but as she later explained because the thrill of heaving a shoe through a window glass had enormously taken her fancy This makes the situation even more humorous because she forgets all about the burglar The cops must have realized at once that the indignant white-haired old man belonged in the house but they had no chance to say so back ye cowardly dogs roared grandfather Back t
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