Comedy creates the illusion that things will get better, however, comedy gets better by making the situation worse. In the short story “The Greatest Man in the World” The main character, Pal Smurch, made a record for flying around the world. His achievement was great but his manners and attitude were uncivil. A rude egocentric man could not hold such a record. Society wouldn’t permit it. To make things better, they pushed him out a window. Only in comedy could you kill someone to make things better and The comic view of life is essentially a long-term view. The ideas of destruction and death limit the tragic view. But comedy takes death and changes it. It may be the end of an individual life, but it fits into the larger scheme and the human race continues to live on. In the world of comedy nothing is bad, nothing is taken seriously and everyone wins in the end.