What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that satisfies the human need to enjoy, it stimulates the brain causing realease of seratonin and dopamine. It often hits on themes that the mind was evolved to deeply react to, such as social backstabbing and murders, which is why it gives a good feeling.

According to Bates and Ferri (2010), entertainment is understood objectively, communicates between text and audience, requires an external stimulus, offers pleasure and takes place in a passive form. The story of Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition is a classic example, inspiring retells in music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, a film by Pasolini and an innovative video game.