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  • Comparing Satire in Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis and The Simpsons

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    The Power of Satire in Babbitt and The Simpsons Sinclair Lewis used his writing to promote the enrichment of American society by attacking the weaknesses he perceived in his era.  His most notable work, Babbitt, is a satire on the middle class lifestyle and attitude of the 1920s.  Lewis' satirical style and voice is comparable to the modern television series The Simpsons, written by Matt Groening.  Babbitt and The Simpsons contain numerous similarities in satirical writing, presentation

  • Comparing Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock

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    Use of Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock Jane Austen and Alexander Pope had had a myriad of writing styles and techniques from which to express the desired themes of their works.  Satire, however, seemed to be the effective light-hearted, yet condescending, tool that enabled them to surface the faults and follies of their moral and elite society.  In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, satire is used to the full extent in revealing the glutton within a pious

  • Satire Comparing Mosquitos to Telemarketers

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    Just Like Mosquitoes Mosquitoes have three purposes in the world. The first is to suck blood from multiple diseased animals and spread various infections to humans. The second is to bug, annoy, and make as many people mad as possible. The third is to reproduce and make as many babies as they can to carry on the family tradition. To make a parallel to this topic would like discussing telemarketers. Nearly every aspect of a mosquito has a direct connection to telemarketers such as their nearly countless

  • Juvenelian Satire in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

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    to the attention of indolent aristocrats. He accomplishes such criticism through satire, specifically Juvenalian satire. Swift’s A Modest Proposal stands as an example of the type of satire that plays upon the audience’s emotion by creating anger concerning the indifference of the voice created. He complements such criticism with sophisticated, clever language which may be mistaken for the more docile Horatian satire. Yet, this urbane voice, coupled with irony and the substance of the proposals accentuates

  • Rhetorical Analysis of a Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

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    by taking it and providing an unethical and inhumane solution then using rhetorical devices to bring out people’s emotions. Of the many devices he used the one that brought out my emotions and that stuck out the most was his constant metaphor of comparing or “labeling” children as stock or the bodies as carcasses. He does this on multiple occasions throughout this proposal. On one occasion he said: For instance, the addition of some thousand carcasses in our exportation of barreled beef, the propagation

  • Analysis of A Modest Proposal

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    Swift uses satire to grab his audience’s attention and get his own personal ideas and opinions out about all the problems going on in Ireland. In Swift’s essay A Modest Proposal, he proposes the poor people of Ireland sell their children as food for the wealthy to ease their economic troubles since they can’t sufficiently take care of them anyway. Knowing that Swift was a priest, it can be assumed that he was joking and not being serious with his proposal, which is satire. Historically, satire has been

  • Satire

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    Country vs. Court There are many different ways to reveal one's perception of society. In art for instance, the reflection may be revealed in the form of a sculpture, a song or a picture. Satire is one the ways that the reaction or perception of life is expressed. People look at life from different stand points, as matter of fact, they naturally perceive it in numerous ways. As a result of the variety in perception, the way of revealing the effects or reflections of these perceptions also shows

  • Dawson's Landing Analysis

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    basically a god towards his slaves. The slaves were made to feel weak and defenseless towards Percy 's powerful connection as a powerful leader. The slaves is aware that the community is portraying them as filthy animals by their skin color. Mark Twain 's satire is similar to his passage that "The culprits flung themselves prone, in an ecstasy of gratitude, and kissed his feet, declaring that they would never forget his goodness and never cease to pray for him as long as they lived" (47). The narrator describes

  • A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

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    A Modest Proposal A Modest Proposal is everything that a satirical story should be. It includes sarcasm and irony as Jonathan Swift takes us through a roller coaster ride to show us how the poor are treated miserably. The narrator begins by leading us down a path. He seems sincere and thinks it is a pity how everywhere you walk in the streets of Dublin you see the poor begging people for hand outs. He is seeking a solution to help the commonwealth. He appears to be a logical,

  • Social Satire In Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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    omeone once said, "Never assume that every critic is a hater. Not everyone is hating on you. Some people are telling you the truth." In Twain 's novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, his use of satire was seen as a mockery of various social institutions. However, overall, it was a way for him to expose the truth about people. Through the use of various characters, Twain was able to reveal the veracity in the qualities of the failures in human society, royalty, and feuding families. The author 's

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