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Thursday, March 10  Turn in Essay on Man discussion questions  Discuss Essay on Man  Enlightenment Literature: Satire  American Enlightenment & Birth.

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1 Thursday, March 10  Turn in Essay on Man discussion questions  Discuss Essay on Man  Enlightenment Literature: Satire  American Enlightenment & Birth of Economics  Homework:  Read Book 4, pages  Read Swift’s A Modest Proposal (pages )  Bring Book 4 tomorrow!  Study for Vocab 11 Quiz  Independent reading book

2 Satire: Weapon of the Enlightenment  Satire as a weapon?  Discrepancies between reality and Enlightenment ideals trigger protests and unrest.  Tool of social reformers to draw attention to contradictions between:  Morals and manners, intentions and actions  Enlightenment aspirations and contemporary injustice

3 Satire of Jonathon Swift ( )  Irish  Traveled between Ireland and England  Fought hard for Irish  Pessimistic view of human nature  Gulliver’s Travels

4 A Modest Proposal (1729)  Background:  Ireland is a British colony  Entirely dependant  Land loss and starvation  Text mocked both Ireland and England

5 Satire  Horatian: playfully criticizes some social vice through gentle, mild, and light-hearted humor. It directs wit, exaggeration, and self-deprecating humor toward what it identifies as folly, rather than evil.  Alexander Pope's The Rape of Locke  The Onion, The Daily Show  Juvenalian: more abrasive satire; addresses social evil through scorn, outrage, and savage ridicule. This form is often pessimistic, characterized by irony, sarcasm, moral indignation and personal attack, with less emphasis on humor.  American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis  A Modest Proposal by Jonathon Swift

6 American Psycho  Novel by Bret Easton Ellis, 1991  Movie starring Christian Bale, 2000  Satirizing the 80s  Consumerism and Conspicuous Consumption  Superficiality – Nihilism  Imagery  Hyperbole

7 Scenes from American Psycho  I am Patrick Bateman (first scene)  Traditional Moral Values  Calling Cards  Mask of Sanity  Shooting Spree  No Catharsis (end scene)

8 Satire – Imagery and Hyperbole  Examples of imagery  Examples of hyperbole  How are they used to support the satirical argument?  What problem is stated?  What is the author’s solution to the problem?  How are imagery and hyperbole used?  What emotions does it evoke? American PsychoA Modest Proposal

9 Please answer in your notes:  What problem does Swift identify?  What solution does Swift propose?  Swift uses satire as a means of social reform. Based on what we discussed in class and the reading, what aspects of society is Swift satirizing?  Cite examples from A Modest Proposal to support your answer.  In what ways is A Modest Proposal a good example of Juvenalian satire?  Juvenalian: more abrasive satire; addresses social evil through scorn, outrage, and savage ridicule. This form is often pessimistic, characterized by irony, sarcasm, moral indignation and personal attack, with less emphasis on humor.

10 Homework:  Hamlet Essay due Monday  Hard copy in class  Tunrnitin.com by Midnight  Read textbook pages  Bring Book 4 to class on Monday


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