Gargantua and Pantagruel

What, exactly, is comic about Gargantua and Pantagruel?

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This parody was written in the 16th Century and is known as a satirical masterpiece. Depending on your sense of comedy, you may actually find this rather odd (I'm being nice here), but let's face it...... this was written a very long time ago. Because this is such a complex piece, I'm attaching a link for you below. You're going to want to scroll down to the second section entitled, Gargantua and Pantagruel(of course). It's not too long, but it does detail why Rabelais wrote the volumes and what exactly he meant to accomplish by his often vulgar depictions. I have to tell you, I don't find them extremely comical. My husband though......... he thinks its a hoot!