ANTERBURY TALES?THESIS: THE ELEMENT OF SATIRE WITH RESPECT TO CHAUCER’S “CANTERBURY TALES” It is human nature to laugh when an event goes wrong or to make a mockery of an all too serious person. But what if authors had the power to use this instinct within humans to drive a point across? In fact they […]

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French Satire “Candide”

Candide is a French satire that was first published by Voltaire in 1759. By and large, the book speaks volumes on the absurdity of the society at the time. Additionally, being a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, the author dwells on the folly of philosophical speculation in unprecedented measure. The Norton Critical Edition of […]

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Effects of Satire on Enlightenment

The works of Voltaire and Swift are the philosophical works that contributed immensely to the inception and changes during the periods in the 18th century. In this article, there is a focus on the contribution of satirical works on the two intellects towards advancing the cultural, philosophical and religious ideals of enlightenment and the definition […]

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Comedy, Humor, and Satire in Drama

Comedy refers to a movie, play or other forms of drama that is full of humorous characters and has joyful ending. It usually deals with the daily lives of ordinary citizens. For this reason, characters in comedy are plain and live an ordinary life. The first examples of comedies were mostly satirical. The Greeks used […]

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Satire in 1984, Rape of the Lock and Gulliver’s travels

Satire is defined as a literary genre or form used to ridicule, tease, torment and ‘poke fun at’, satire can employ irony and burlesque as methods of playfully making fun of a subject while at the same time making an extremely valid and thought provoking point which excites and stimulates the reader with its intellectual […]

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Vices of Human Nature

The first five minutes before exercising are crucial as they are used to stretch and warm up. It is pure folly to start running without warming up, improvement will never be made, yet it is a commonality in many people’s lives. In order to make improvement in life, common and unnecessary vices, such as not […]

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Satire is a literary work in which the follies of its subject are attacked through irony, derision, or wit, usually to fulfill a corrective purpose. Those who satirize are called satirists. Satire is an art, and while making a point, it should do it in such a way that the reader doesn’t feel assaulted, or […]

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Dependence on Technology

“A Modest Proposal” Is a satirical speech that uses humor and irony. Swift begins by talking about the poor state of Ireland and expresses sympathy and the need for a solution. He then asks if anyone could find a fair, cheap, and easy method of making the children useful sound members of the common wealth […]

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Analysing Satire

The satirical piece to be analysed is a piece from the Onion a well-known satirical show / site. The piece of theirs is called “armed gunman” sketch from the onion movie. All the satirical elements displayed within the sketch, as well as the invited alternate and resistant views of the piece will be analysed and […]

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Evelyn Waugh Humor

I am a student of philology profile, on the lessons of home reading we get acquainted with the work of various British writers, among them: Lewis Carol, Oscar Wild, Evelyn Waugh and ect. I have not quite understood humor and satire of many works. Moreover, many foreigners think that English humor is not funny enough. […]

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