2DefinedSatire mainly exposes and ridicules evil and stupidity as these qualities manifest themselves in persons, groups of persons, ideas, institutions, customs or beliefs.Satire is born of the instinct to protest; it is protest become art and a refinement of anger.
3Two types Horatian Satire Juvenalian Satire Gentle Tries to evoke a smileWriter is urbane, sophisticated, man-of-the-worldAttitude: Amused at foibles of menJuvenalian SatireHarshTries to arouse moral indignation, angerWriter is a serious moralist, a dedicated reformerAttitude: Bitter, denunciatory, attacking vices of men
7SarcasmA harsh, personally directed comment; to use praise to mock someoneExample: To refer to a 98-pound weakling as a “real he-man”
8Overstatement/ Exaggeration To say more than you mean to say; to exaggerateExample: I am so hungry, I could eat a horse.
9Understatement To say less than you mean to say Example: When the computer crashes with all the final grades, and someone says, “We have a small problem here.”
10ParodyMockery of a specific, known person, literary work, movie, event (imitation of a thing in such a way as to make it look ridiculous)Example: General MacArthur said, “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Parodies: “Old blondes never fade, they just dye away.” Or, “Old soldiers never die, but young men do.” (dye is also a pun)
11IronyUsually situational, the opposite of what is expected to happen happensExample: An Olympic swimmer drowns, a fire station burns down, etc.
12Generalization Applying something to all cases, neglecting differences Example: He’s an Asian. Of course he made an A.
13Bathos To go from the serious to the ridiculous quickly Example: “I love my country, my job, my wife, and chocolate.”
14PunA play on words based on the similarity of their sounds; using words that have different meaningsExample: What type of guitar do fish like to play?A bass guitar
15Many modern TV shows combine satirical and comical elements Many modern TV shows combine satirical and comical elements. The most prominent TV satire is the animated series The Simpsons
16Other examples are South Park Animated shows can easily use images of public figures and generally have greater latitude than conventional shows using actors.
17American BeautyAmerican Beauty is an acclaimed 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, beauty, self-liberation, existentialism, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia.
18Saved!Saved! is a 2004 satirical teen comedy about a girl (Malone) attending a Christian high school who becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her.
19Mean GirlsCady Heron (Lohan) is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (McAdams).
20Parodies in Film Robin Hood Men in Tights Spaceballs Young FrankensteinEpic MovieNot Another Teen Movie
21Let’s look at some examples of satire Write down all the devices you identify with each clip.