"Sense of humor" and the art of characterization are the two things that shine the prose quality of Addison and Steele, do I agree? Comment

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Steele had a great experience of the town and he saw the development of the city life. He became aware of the vanity, ignorance and selfishness which reined the town. He had a keen insight into human nature and knew the dangers of false ideals. Which he tried to presents his essays for the reader's .Steele and Addison addressed themselves to the society in the middle classes. in 18th century the people wants to be educated and try to improve their manner but this desire loose their morality and they became fashionable .Their essays shows the best picture of the new social life of England.

Sense of humor......they both are the social reformer. There is a conflict and tension of the society which they wrote in. and also conflict between rural and urban and also there is a political and social tension. Though they are the social reformer so they want to change their society through their writing and by using their weapon as a satire and irony at his disposal.

They show the true satire and that should be general and never hurt the person but attack the vice or folly. They indirectly humor or satire their character.

Characterization...the club they made their different characters from different section of the society. Each members of the club are from particular class or way of life in the English society of the time .their characters are shows in realistic manner and which meant to be social types. Addison's essays deal with a variety of subjects, which are topical matters, fashions, gambling, swearing, manners, etc. Anyway, spectator that he was, with a desire to reform the society; he has presented in his essays a vivid picture of the society of the times. He intended to reform the people by holding up a...