What is Entertaiment?
Entertaiment is an activity that provides enjoyment and distraction. It can take the form of sports, games, films, art, music, and theater. It is an enjoyable activity that relieves stress and promotes physical health. It can also create an emotional bond between people. Entertaining activities cause the brain to release endorphins, which is known to reduce stress and pain.
What is entertainment to one person may be considered work or a form of cruelty by another. Nevertheless, familiar forms of entertainment have demonstrated an ability to cross media and endure over time.
According to Bates and Ferri, entertainment can be defined objectively, involves communication from text to audience, requires an external stimulus, offers pleasure, and is a passive activity.