Essays Tagged: "Parody"

Margaret Atwood - relationship between three of her poems.

ctimized by gender and politics. In her stories Atwood combine fantasy and social realism, myth and parody and poetry, and also uses postmodernist devices to unsettle the certainties of traditional re ...

(7 pages) 95 0 3.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Grunge Literature, What quality in a novel is it which prompts it to be labelled as 'grunge literature'? And why do so many authors of books which fall into this genre object so strenuously to the la

y of the novel. There is one common thread which runs throughout all grunge novels, and that is the parody of modern western society and the values which it endorses.Justine Ettler, 'Sydney's Empress ... th the dispassionate discourse of the media. The River Ophelia is a reclamation, through a feminist parody, of the media's representation of women, pornography and of the male dominated, often misogyn ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

The Power of Illusion- an essay about "The Purple Rose of Cairo"

gets beaten up because he expects Gil to 'play fair'. This moral statement, although somewhat of a parody, shows us that it is possible to be brought into a totally different era (the 1930's) and gen ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" is an outstanding example of the neoclassic genre of mock epic.

uses the mock epic to satirize the triviality of18th-century high society through exaggeration and parody. Basing his poem on an actual incident that occurred among some of his acquaintances, Pope in ... with petty subject matter in the exalted style of the great literary epics. This genre is a form of parody for satirical purposes. The poem uses the trivial story of the stolen lock of hair as a vehic ...

(3 pages) 124 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Discuss the sexual hipocrasy that runs rampant through the novel "Joseph Andrews" using the character of Mrs. Slipslop as the primary basis for your argument.

In Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Fielding attempts to parody the situations in society that, to him, appear unjust and inappropriate. One of the character ... ternally; besides he is horribly indicted to wenching" (JA 54), the reader is left with the comedic parody of the hypocrisy become evident once again. Fielding demonstrates the cunningness of the invi ... often tedious task. Her status as waiting gentlewoman, and her closeness to her mistress make this parody seem all the more laden with ridicule and hypocrisy.Fieldings own preface sums up what this n ...

(5 pages) 41 0 1.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

are the best of all memorials of the Victorian love of nonsense. In them are elements of satire and parody which connect them with a long tradition, but they shot through with a quality distorted logi ...

(1 pages) 98 1 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Oedipus Wrecks", a Successful Appropriation of the Greek Tragedy?

a different setting to create new meaning and explore the themes in a different way, in this case a parody of the original, rather than using the same story and characters and presenting it in a diffe ... sent (dismay, panic) and absent (happiness, relaxation) from his life to shape meaning and create a parodying appropriation rather than a serious one.Interestingly, though, the plot of this appropriat ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Representation of Industrialisation in Dickens' "Hard times".

throughout this paper that not only is Hard Times a work of fiction, it was meant to be a satire, a parody of ideas and ways of thinking at the time. In most respects, it wasn't meant to accurately de ... In most respects, it wasn't meant to accurately describe the way things were.Dickens covers up his parody with a realistic and extremely accurate depiction of the typical industrial town. Coketown is ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

"Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?" written by William Shakespeare. The other also has the same title, "Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?" written by Howard Moss.

two poems have not only the same titles but also similar stories. In other words, Moss's poem is a parody of Shakespeare's poem. By the way, how are they different and also similar?The First Impressi ... his good character disappeared. However, in Moss's poem, I just find the description of the weather.ParodyShakespeare's poem and Moss's poem are similar to each other. As I mentioned in the introducti ...

(3 pages) 104 2 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

This is a complex essay written about Karl Marx's 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. It describes why the revolution was doomed to failure from the outset and the travesty of Bonaparte's failure.

ents such as this draw their ideas from the past, thus the revolution of 1848 had nothing better to parody than the revolution of 1789. The fault here, however, is that the 1848 revolution sought to m ...

(4 pages) 52 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Discuss whether or not Chaucer's the miller's tale is accurately described as a fabilau.

the tale and also its coarseness of language and description. The miller's tale is used as a parody of the knight's tale, which is a joke aimed at the 1st fictional audience of the pilgrims tra ... audience of the pilgrims travelling towards Canterbury. The coarseness in this is self evident, the parody is based on the fact the knight's tale was gentle and about chivalry, whereas the miller's ta ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beginning with line 115, examine the ways in which Chaucer presents Alison in the Miller's Tale.

is in line 115 to line 162. This is Alison's description, Chaucer is writing the miller's tale as a parody of the knight's tale. So as the woman the men were fighting over in the millers tale was desc ... s desirable to the fictional male characters of the pilgrims, and she also has to create a suitable parody to the knight's tale for the 2nd actual audience.The description starting on line 115 is almo ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Animal farm as a social Criticism.

o uses allegory to show a social criticism effectively. As in his novel Animal Farm, Orwell makes a parody of Soviet Communism as demonstrated by Animal Farm's brutal totalitarian rule, manipulated an ...

(4 pages) 86 1 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Miller's Prologue and Tale, Chaucer. Is the Miller's Prologue and Tale, primarily a 'comic tale', or a 'serious tale'? Discuss.

-provoking in its message.The comical aspects of The Miller's Tale cannot be ignored with ease. The parody of the Knights Tale and other similar literature during Chaucer's time, and the satire of Cha ... ost complete parallel of the Miller's Tale and the Knight's Tale before it, suggest it's purposeful parody. A serious parody which suggests how far the Knight's Tale is from reality, and how remote an ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Evaluate the importance of food in Como Agua Para Chocolate with direct reference to both the narrative form and content of the novel.

different from any other romance novel and the device of treating the book as a cook book serves to parody ' Novelas Rosas '. The book is split into 12 monthly chapters each one starting with a recipe ...

(7 pages) 51 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Analysis of sonnet 130 by shakespeare

mately betrays the poet by loving other men, appears in sonnets 127 to 154. Sonnet 130 is clearly a parody of the conventional and traditional love sonnet, made popular by Petrarch and, in particular, ... speare is using all the techniques available, including the sonnet structure itself, to enhance his parody of the traditional Petrarchan sonnet typified by Sidney's work. But Shakespeare ends the sonn ...

(2 pages) 107 2 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

THE PRETENTIOUS AND THE PRECOCIOUS: The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer; Analysis of Monk and Oxford Cleric

l of The Canterbury Tales is to criticize society; he accomplishes this through use of fabliaux and parody, as well as descriptions of two characters, Monk and Oxford Cleric.Chaucer ridicules--and ext ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Successful Satire within Volatire's "Candide"

writes a successful satire of optimism because Candide includes the two main components of satire; parody and irony. Parody is "[a] composition imitating another, usually serious, piece. It is design ... or wit. A successful satire would present an idea in a way that would make it seem ridiculous using parody and/or irony. An example of a satiric passage from Candide reads:'It is proved,' [Dr. Panglos ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Flamenco World of Don Quixote

Following the concert of "The Flamenco World of Don Quixote" made me realize how amazing this parody was with a realistic idea. The performers were dressed in colorful costumes. There were fanta ...

(2 pages) 45 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Parody is the greatest compliment to the original- discuss in relation to the mouse trap by agatha christie and the real inspector hound by tom stoppard

"Parody is the greatest compliment to the original"By definition, parody is a comic imitation of a pi ... nt to the original"By definition, parody is a comic imitation of a piece of writing. The essence of parody is the treatment of a light theme in the style appropriate to a serious workIn parody, the th ... that easily lend themselves to ridicule. There can be no doubt that "The Real Inspector Hound" is a parody of Agatha Christies play "The Mouse Trap". The characters, setting and to some extent the plo ...

(7 pages) 53 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers