Tragedy, comedy and societal ethics – How I Met Your Mother (S01E19)

Season 1, Episode 19 of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is great for teaching (or learning) the concepts of:

  • Tragedy and comedy (and the relationship between the two); and
  • Societal ethics, especially with regard to recent news that has been making headlines in Singapore.

I’d like to do an extended post on this that explains how and why the above-mentioned concepts can be taught/learnt.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the time and I don’t think I’ll ever get back to doing this.

Nevertheless, I’m placing this post as a marker of my own thoughts and also if anyone else might be interested in this.

Further reading:

  • Fleming, Rudd. “Of Contrast Between Tragedy and Comedy.” The Journal of Philosophy 36.20 (1939): 543 – 553.

In other news, HIMYM is the new Entourage.

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Laremy Lee

A versatile educator, writer and editor, Laremy Lee (李庭辉) has the uncanny knack of being one of the few among his generation in Singapore who crafts compelling stories in different genres.

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