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Satire Great Expectations English 1 CAS
Satire In a literary work, satire is writing that ridicules its subject through the use of techniques such as: – Exaggeration – Reversal (irony) – Incongruity (things that don’t match up or make sense) – Parody (mocking) in order to make a comment or criticism about it.
Satire Though it often is, satire does not have to be funny. A satirical scene can even be dark or ominous depending on the author’s purpose.
Satire QuickWrite Based on the previous definition, generate a list of films, television programs, or print sources that represent this definition.
Examples of Satire The Colbert Report Bruno The Ben Show “8 Reasons to Oppose Gay Marriage” AMND Community Oliver Twist 30 Rock
Examples of Satire The Harvard Lampoon The Onion The Campaign The Dictator Spaceballs The Soup Willy Wonka Tosh.0 Family Guy Boondocks
Dickens & Satire Article In Great Expectations, Dickens primarily critiques the rigid and often superficial class structure of Victorian England. In other works, he takes aim at social institutions and treatment of the poor.
Satire in Great Expectations While Dickens’ language is often verbose, the intent is to use exaggeration to achieve elements of satire. Listen attentively to the reading of excerpts from chapter 4 (first two). – Listen for elements of comedy, exaggeration, or mockery. – Underline or highlight what you find to be satirical.
Satire in Great Expectations What lines, phrases or words did you identify as comical OR exaggerated? Why were these words emphasized in the reading? How does it enhance the humor OR irony of the situation? Read the third excerpt silently.
StepBack Did you find Dickens’ satire to be comical or dark? What is he exposing/ridiculing/critiquing in the novel? How did engaging in this exercise help you to better understand the concept of satire?