Essays Tagged: "Satire"

Review of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travel"

any moral and ethical issues. One such issue is that of sin. Swift constantly depicts characters as satires upon their real counterparts and often focusing on expressing one sin in particular. Swift i ... emperor is called, 'Golbasto Molmaren Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue.'(52) This is an obvious satire on the long titles that many members of the nobility carried in the 17th century to distingui ...

(2 pages) 106 0 4.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Racism in Huck Finn by Mark Twain

le of racism in literature, because it uses language describing African Americans which goes beyond satire. It treats them as objects and perpetuates stereotypes. It does not expose and deal with raci ... f, and his writing illustrates it. The use of the word 'nigger' does not merely serve as a point of satire. He is not simply ridiculing the times by using it, but saying, 'this is how it is.' He conve ...

(3 pages) 161 0 4.4 Feb/1997

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

The Satire in Edward Albee's play "who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?"

modern life. By personalizing aspects of the epic Albee has inverted many of its features to create satire. This internalization pits individuals against each other and themselves. M. H. Abrams's defi ... in his book "A Glossary of Literary Terms," is used comparatively to demonstrate how Albee achieves satire.Abrams's first definition of epic is the closest to which "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" a ...

(3 pages) 89 0 4.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Book Analysis of the novel Candide by Voltaire

The novel Candide by Voltaire is a great peice of satire that makes fun of the way people in medievil times thought. The book is about a man, Candide, ... prejudice that they hold within. His thoughts are taken into exaggeration but that is the basis of satire. The conclusions arrived at by Voltaire are valid. He does not have excessive prejudice and h ... e of the creative uses of humor in the book.Voltaire is right in what he is saying. When looking at satire it must not be evaluated too closely. If it is picked apart and some of the things are taken ...

(3 pages) 169 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Satire and Socil Commentary in "A connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain

om years gone bye or at the time of writing. One vehicle which is often used to attain this goal is satire. Mark Twain's novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, is an excellent example of ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.6 Feb/1997

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

Movie review- unforgiven

some time later and allies with the former partner of his Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman).The movie is a satire, typical anti-western about a reformed gunman who comes out of retirement for one last job. O ...

(3 pages) 116 0 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

The portrayal of politics in South American literature

expressed varies considerably depending on the author. In '100 years of solitude', Marquez looks to satire in all it's forms, to express this preoccupation. This is contrasted with Allende's 'The Hous ... first Socialist president in Chile who was killed following the Coup.The Oxford Dictionary defines satire as a piece ' which prevalent follies or vices are assailed with ridicule or serious denu ...

(4 pages) 94 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Satire. Speaks of Joseph Heller.

merica's respectful institutions. To truly understand these novels you must recognize that they are satires and why they are.Catch-22 is a satire on World War II. This novel takes place on the small i ... . Heller does this by criticizing it. Karl agrees with this statement by offering an example of the satire of both the military and civilian institutions in Catch-22:The influence of mail clerk Winter ...

(10 pages) 73 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Jonathan Swift's Real Argument. A close reading of "A modest Proposal"

is envy, but one of his more tame theories, that of 'reverse psychology', may have its roots in the satire of the late Jonathan Swift. I do not mean to assert that Swift employed or was at all familia ...

(5 pages) 168 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare the satire in Gulliver's Travels & Candide

Compare the satire in Gulliver's Travels & CandideSatire means irony. People use satire to expose folly or v ... e folly or vice. Interestingly, in Voltaire's Candide and Swift's Gulliver's Travels, they both use satire to express their profound observations. They have some similarities; such as they both critic ...

(4 pages) 161 0 3.9 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A point by point comarison of South Park and a modest proposal

Swift's "A Modest Proposal", you would hardly think about the similarities it has with more modern satire, such as South Park. This may seem like a extreme jump in styles of writing, but the two are ... jump in styles of writing, but the two are actually very similar. If you first think about how both satires expose inequities and problems in society, you will begin to realize these similarities. As ...

(4 pages) 125 1 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poetic analysis of Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson was an English dramatist and poet, born in 1572 and whose classical learning, gift for satire, and brilliant style made him one of the great figures of English literature. Although he had ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"George Orwell's Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution" Comparing the similarities of key characters that appeared in both Animal Farm and throughout the Russian Revolution.

Many books these days are written with satire to show the ridiculousness of human actions. George Orwell's Animal Farm was written to shed ...

(6 pages) 207 2 2.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Animal Farm, by George Orwell. The purpose of the paper is to describe the use of allegory and satire found in Animal Farm.

few writers' minds. Many of these writers presented their thoughts on the subject in the form of a satire. In other words mocking something in hope for change. Although Orwell agreed with many of Mar ... drunk.This emphasis on the elite and how they have supreme rule also falls into how Orwell utilizes satire. Putting the world situation into the small perspective of farm animals helps to visualize th ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


many methods they can use, including: threats of punishment, stern moral lectures, persuasion, and satire. Satire tries to take a clever and humorous approach to bring about reform in society. It can ... found in any form of media, including: literature, artwork, music, television, movies, and theatre. Satire is effective because it exposed ridiculous elements of society, but does so comically without ...

(1 pages) 53 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by: George OrwellGeorge Orwell's book, Animal Farm, is a satire. It is a story of the transformation of Manor Farm into Animal Farm, back into Manor Farm. Th ...

(1 pages) 39 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, uses textual references to show Miller's opinion that the American dream is difficult or impossible in today's capitalistic society.

nothing but shattered dreams and low wages. Arthur Miller wrote his play "Death of a Salesman" as a satire on the American Dream and what he saw as the futile pursuit and false ideals that accompanied ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Early Modern English (1500-1800)

n" terms, but many survive to this day. Shakespeare's character Holofernes in Loves Labor Lost is a satire of an overenthusiastic schoolmaster who is too fond of Latinisms.Many students having difficu ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Cat's Cradle A book report on Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Report contains a plot summary and covers all elements of literature.

p into one sentence, this is the basis of the book Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. This is book is a satire on the state of affairs in the 1960's. At the beginning of the novel, the narrator researches ... h. Throughout the story, Vonnegut builds up his theme of the pointlessness of life with the help of satire.The narrator, a writer, working on a book about the atomic bomb and its creators, goes to Ili ...

(5 pages) 108 2 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Identify the Codes and Conventions used by the Performers and the Audience in Commedia Dell"Arte

the thematic concerns the form had. It was mainly concerned with examining the human condition via satire. Therefore, the canovaccios were filled with driving themes such as food, drink, sex, love, m ... of the Italian peasantry. Naturally, the vulgarity was toned down along with a degree of political satire for coert performances. However, to the average person, commedia was often immature in its sl ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts