Through humour, satire, and a range of experiments with language, the collection offers an oblique commentary on Caribbean society. mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature; The film is an incisive satire on religion and British society, with the Church of England hierarchy particularly coming in for a skewering. Related: satire; sat iring. Once we become a world useful reference of knaves, there will be no room for satire. Ambrose fierce, “Devil's Dictionary,” 1911 Proper satire is distinguished, by the generality of the reflections, from a lampoon which is aimed against a particular person, but they are too frequently confounded. I therefore offer a modern example by an anonymous poet, from a poem “In Praise of the Whole Generation of Modern Authors.” Do not, however, expect a devastating satire on the military; this film is so innocuous that the defence Department let Reitman use Fort Knox, Dy. to make it. Derived by implication from this corrective purpose, the theme of satire must be the maintenance of standards, the reaffirmation of values, and the necessity of reform. Without regard to where he finds it, Pope feels compelled to combat vice and work for the establishment of Truth and Virtue, out of concern for himself and for man in general; those in superior moral positions have a duty to be standard bearers for the race and to resist or reprove every unpropitious act which would tend to lead man farther down from his already poor state. Satire Newsletter 3 Fall Kingsley, William.
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Usually, a satire is a comical piece of writing which makes fun of an individual or a society to expose its stupidity and shortcomings. And the Brobdingnagian King's estimate of humankind seenms to be slightly inflated also: “I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth” G. Do not, however, expect a devastating satire on the military; this film is so innocuous that the defence Department let Reitman use Fort Knox, Dy. to make it. See also jovial The Purpose and Method of Satire Originally published: August 20, 1990 Version Date: October 24, 2004 It seems to me a contradiction in terms to say, as some have see, for example, Clark 498-505, that satire need have no moral lesson or didactic purpose, for the essence of satire is aggression or criticism, and criticism previous to the era of existentialistic nihilism has always implied a systematic measure of good and bad. The basic mood of attack and disapproval needs to be softened to some extent and made more palatable; wit and humour serve this end by making the criticism entertaining, and even attractive. New York: Odyssey Press, 1960. But, if my Design be to make mankind better; then I think it is my Duty; at least, I am sure it is the Interest of those very Courts and Ministers, whose Follies or Vices I ridicule, to reward me for my good Intentions.” Ideally, of course, the satirist would like to see a return to the practice of morality which he feels has been abandoned by society; but he is aware that not only to stop the decay of civilization but also to reverse the trend of decay and to move toward a true moral progress is almost a futile attempt, because it calls for a complete moral regeneration of man, and such a regeneration is virtually impossible. And in my low Station, with no other Power than this, I hope to deter, if not to reform. Haag, William.