I feel like there are many instances when laughter has a negative relationship with characters in TLUB, more specifically Teresa. She was always haunted by her mother as she harassed Teresa with her obsession with the body and being naked. Also when she is dreaming about the pool dream the people dancing around the pool are laughing when someone gets shot. Usually we envision laughter in a positive light, but
these are two very disturbing examples of the disruption it causes in Teresa's life. There are a few other examples of this in the novel, has anyone noticed any others that I'm missing?