Our lures were as well. Their lustrous, metallic surfaces became dull and oxidized. They began a whole epidemic in our tackle boxes, spreading their gritty growths to even those lures that hadn’t come into contact with salt water. To save the small remainder of healthy lures, we were forced to adopt the tedious and time-consuming, foreign culture of bathing them in freshwater and keeping them in a clean, quarantined box. Conclusively and strongly stressed to the naive freshwater fisherman, freshwater fishing can shockingly differ from saltwater fishing.
Dan Barber is the co-owner and executive chef at Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. He is an advocate for sustainable farming and speaks out against agribusiness. In his Tedtalk, “How I Fell In Love With A Fish”, Barber informs us that 90% of the fish that we eat have been wiped out of the oceans. He also explains how farms that claim to be sustainable may actually be contributing to the environmental crisis at hand. “For the past 50 years agribusiness has been adamant about feeding more people more cheaply” (Barber) but their methods are not sustainable.
We often see satire in our everyday lives such as on televisions, novels, and music; but why is satire used? Satire is a form of writing used to denounce human vice, giving readers an insight on the flaws that the author sees in society. There are two different types of way to present satire: horation and juvenialian. In the three works: Candide by Voltaire, Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes, and A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift all demonstrate the use of satire. However, Don Quixote presents only horation satire and A Modest Proposal uses juvenalian satire, while Candide uses both types of satire.
Then being able to explain it so well that people will be able to understand and see this trait as if they had never used, or been a part of it before. This is the case with an essay by Charles Gordon, When Irony Becomes Cynicism. Through his essay, one learns where irony’s roots started to grow into today’s monster that it is, and how irony is overused in television, radio and conversation. Gordon has skillfully and honestly shown how irony is perceived and used in today’s society. He fully shows that people use irony incorrectly, and it is to their disadvantage.
Mark Twain had both of these qualities which is why the level of satire in his novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was sophisticated. Some may argue that his humor was too racist, however he set the book in the antebellum south, so... ... middle of paper ... ...en of Humor). H.L. Mencken, a literary critic, pondered this question in his criticism of the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Satire is often written or said by the wrong people, the ‘average person’.
The formal definition of satire is the use of humor to expose human follies. (Dictionary.com). Satire is mostly written because a certain issue bothered the author. Through satire, these issues are brought into the sight of others so that issues could possibly be improved. There are four techniques that are used to create a satire.
“Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own” (Swift). Such beholders, as Jonathan Swift astutely emphasizes, are intended, through guidance of satiric narrative, to recognize social or political plights. In some satires, as in Swift’s own A Modest Proposal, the use of absurd, blatant exaggeration is intended to capture an indolent audience’s attention regarding the social state of the poor. Yet even in such a direct satire, there exists another layer of meaning. In regards to A Modest Proposal, the interchange between the voice of the proposer and Swift’s voice introduces another medium of criticism, as well as the opportunity for readers to reflect on how well they may fit the proposer’s persona.
Nowadays, satires exists in various forms, such as The Simpsons, Spike Lee films, and The Onion. There are three main genres of satire: Horatian, Juvenal, and Menippean. Horation satire is usually good natured, Juveanlian satire is a bit more hard core, and Menippean humor is chaotic and disorganized, with no form of prose. There’s an idea that’s been progressively formulated, and that’s that satire needs to be humorous. This isn’t true, however, that is how it’s displayed today.
Parody is an imitation of a specific known person, literary work, movie, or event; often involves mocking. Parody is a form of satire most commonly shown in Jonathan Swift’s book, Gulliver’s Travels, the movie airplane, and most commonly targets things like present day social issues all the way to politics. Swift really targeted politics and humans as a whole in his satirical work, Gulliver’s Travels, due to his contempt for the human race. Airplane as well was a very well done parody that did a very good job of illustrating satire on social issues and more. Works Cited Swift, Jonathan.
Satire is particularly important in Catch-22. It is often used to highlight the idiocy of the military hierarchy. It also conveys a sense of humor that opposes and intensifies the dark seriousness of the book. Language is also satirized when Heller makes fun of the "official" jargon used by military personnel. Sarcasm could be considered a counterpart of satire.