What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the act of providing amusement and enjoyment. It is the art of storytelling, music, film and even games. Entertaiment has the ability to stimulate the brain to release seratonin and dopamine, which is why it is so effective in giving us a sense of happiness. Storytelling is a particularly powerful form of entertainment because it can inspire retells in other mediums. For example, the tale of Scheherazade – a woman in the Persian professional storytelling tradition who saves her life by telling stories – inspired Rimsky-Korsakov to compose an orchestral work; Pasolini made a film; and there is now an innovative video game based on it.