Essays Tagged: "Sarcasm"

A Look Into the Life and Career of a Legend; A Proposal

that led to his downfall. The pain and the hate of hislife filled the lines, tough hidden under his sarcasm. Hecouldn't take the voices in his head that had plagued him all hislife, that compiled with ... using all of theseresources to find out the common thread that ties together hisdepression, to his sarcasm in his writing, and if the sarcasmwas his way of making fun of himself for feeling the way h ...

(4 pages) 52 1 2.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Tony Kornheiser

not common in the journalistic world, but Kornheiser's humor finds room for them.Tony Kornheiser's sarcasm is almost entirely related to his diction. He contains the skills to take something as insig ... 'going down into the Metro and finding you're on the Concorde.' His figurative language add to his sarcasm. Anytime a metaphor or a simile is used, it is used for exaggeration purpose. Sarcasm is fun ...

(5 pages) 30 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

" A modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

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 a ...

(6 pages) 393 1 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

She Stoops to Conquer Essay that analyzes the use of satire withing the work She Stoops to Conquer.

oops to Conquer does indeed satisfy the definition of satire given, "the use of instruments such as sarcasm, irony, wit, and humor in literary compositions that hold up follies and vices for criticism ... his play.Following the definition of satire which was given, being, "the use of instruments such as sarcasm, irony, wit, and humor in literary compositions that hold up follies and vices for criticism ...

(2 pages) 62 0 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Voltaire's philosophy in Candide

In Candide, Voltaire uses sarcasm to explain his viewpoint of "reason plus action". His philosophy is that it is not enough si ... tely see that Voltaire is mocking other philosophers of this era because Pangloss' ideals reek with sarcasm. However, no matter how ridiculous Pangloss' truths seem (i.e.: "noses were made to support ... strate part of Voltaire's philosophy, and it is through this portion of the novel that the author's sarcasm is expressed. Usually, love stories either have a happy or a tragic ending, but in Candide, ...

(5 pages) 236 0 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Sophocles, life, teachings, and trial

s willing to learn. He achieved social popularity due to his keen sense of humor, and believed that sarcasm was the lowest form of humor. His use of critical reasoning, his unwavering commitment to tr ...

(5 pages) 122 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

To Kill a Mockingbird: Irony and Sarcasm

To Kill a Mockingbird: Irony and SarcasmHarper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is a highly regarded work of American fiction. The story o ... ethod that was used. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes the effects of irony, sarcasm, and hypocrisy to criticize a variety of elements in Southern life.Harper Lee employs the ef ... iticize, however. American political attitudes are also criticized using irony.Harper Lee also uses sarcasm to criticize the American political attitudes that were clearly evident in the South. "(When ...

(6 pages) 61 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"As Good As It Gets" and discusses his OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) problem.

s.Melvin has an abrasive personality. He freely speaks his mind and often with shockingly offensive sarcasm. It's not clear if his outspokenness is related to his OCD. Nonetheless, the things he says ...

(2 pages) 146 0 4.3 May/2003

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

Weltanschauung of Mark Twain in his classic novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

of Huckleberry Finn, the reader can better understand his personal philosophy. Twain uses humor and sarcasm to make social comments and elucidate his beliefs of American society in the South. In his n ... itutions - through the memorable characters Huckleberry Finn and Jim. Mark Twain creatively employs sarcasm and wit to belittle the practices and beliefs held by white society and de-emphasize America ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

John Gardner's novel "Grendel" which parallels the epic poem Beowulf.

nition of cynicism. Mr. Dragon harbors scorn towards his "inferiors" and therefore uses mockery and sarcasm to ridicule them.Mr. Dragon shows contempt and disdain towards creatures he finds despicable ... l humor, which is based on making "inferior" creatures feel small.This mockery connects directly to sarcasm, the other form with which Mr. Dragon condescends. The Dragon lectures Grendel, wanting to e ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The invisible man" by Ralph Ellison.

ty of a person. RalphEllison exposes the protagonist's arrogance in the beginning of the novel, his sarcasm inthe middle, and his acceptance in the end to create the negative overpowering voice of the ... protagonist hasdiscovered that his identity has been lost. When feeling so lost inside he turned to sarcasmas a way to not let the problems affect him. "And my problem was that I always tried to goin ...

(3 pages) 102 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Examines the use of Satire within eminent australian poet , Bruce Dawe's, work.

Satire is defined as the use of wit, especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule, to attack the vices and follies of humankind. In the context of literature an ...

(5 pages) 35 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

What is Satire Literture

ferent works of literature or art form whose objective is to ridicule. An author may express irony; sarcasm or even biting wit and its purpose is to expose wickedness and foolishness. Satire can be ea ...

(2 pages) 60 1 2.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Relationship Between Blake's Songs of Innocence and Their Paintings

then contrast these images with paintings that show another view point, or maybe reveal a sense of sarcasm or irony that could not be attained without combining the two art forms. This combination le ...

(7 pages) 59 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A quick story about the relationship of sisters. written for a moral assignment.

rtunately, a healthy baby was born. Even worse still, she stayed healthy. She's learned a lot, like sarcasm, manipulation, fake crying, and nothing else. Even though her hairs darkened over the years, ...

(2 pages) 51 2 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"Oh,Sweet Irony" / A comparison/contrast paper about the ironies in Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and Susan Glaspell's "Trifles"

no credibility or esteem. While Swift's satirical piece incorporates an ironic tone in the form of sarcasm and shock, Glaspell presents the use of irony primarily through the actions and dialogue of ... e intended meaning is the opposite of that expressed by the words used...usually taking the form of sarcasm or ridicule" (OED online) . In his essay, Jonathan Swift uses this sarcasm as a façad ...

(5 pages) 114 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Ozymandias.

self from Ramses, indicating the faded view of the past king Ozymandias.Great opposition, irony and sarcasm appears when it is said, "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, ...

(1 pages) 71 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Describe the dramatic effect of Enobarbus as a character focussing on two or three scenes of your choice.

hakespeare creates a character that doesn't use physical violence to express his opinions, but uses sarcasm and wit.The first time the audience properly sees Enobarbus as a character is in Act 1 Scene ... sees Enobarbus as a character is in Act 1 Scene 2. This is a classic example of how Enobarbus uses sarcasm to make his point subtly. For example, he says, "I do think there is mettle in death which c ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Mar/2004

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

Abortion - The ongoing ethical battle between right and wrong. A rebuttal to a one sided arguement against abortion.

ts: note to the people out there....*sarcasm* is a language of the future. =PWell for starters the whole world ain't religious. Don't tak ...

(4 pages) 188 3 3.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Theme Behind the Name

ow the immorality in greed, while Poe uses the names in his story to condemn Puritanism.Irving uses sarcasm in his stories and this can be seen in the names he gives to his characters. In Irving's "De ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American