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Department
English
Course
ENGC36H3
Professor
Holly Luhning
Semester
Fall

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Lecture4 - 20/09 Tuesday,September 20, 2011 10:38AM  Satire - Dominantmodeofdiscourse - Usingironytodisplaytheshortcomingsofacontemporaryissueorfocusingoncultural,political, philosophicalinstitutions/ideas - Affectsocialchangebyrevealingshortcomings - Variouselementsused: ○ Parody,lampoon,caricature,juxtaposition  FamilyGuy,AirFarce,punkmusic,etc.  Playedtohumorousaffect,andembodyparticularideologiesinordertoexposetheflaws withinthatideology ○ Createhumorousaffect,butdon'talwayshavetobefunny  i.e.AmericanPsycho-exposingthenarcissisticqualitiesofcorporateAmerica - Hasa reputationforcausingcontroversy ○ i.e.SouthParkgettingthreatsfromshowingpicturesofMohammad - Commonlyinterpretedasveryserious,andmistakenassupportingtheideologyratherthanmockingit ○ i.eJonathanSwift'sAModestProposal  ProposesthatIrishfamiliesshouldselltheirchildrentoEnglishfamiliesandcutthemupfor food-startedadiscussionthathefeltwasbeingignored - Drydenpointsoutthatothersatiresdon'thaveany bite  Dryden - Classicallyeducated ○ Drawsonthemand showsitoffin hiswork - Didhavepopularfollowingthroughhisplays - PriortorestorationheworkedforCromwell,aswasShadwell ○ Theydisagreedonmanythings-DrydensupportedacomedyofwitwhereasShadwellfocusedon humours ○ WitmeantparticularthingstoD. interms ofsatire - imagination,intelligence, originalthought, talent ○ Witwasthe#1 attributethathe feltwasassociatedwithcomedyandneededtoaffectsocial changeinlargersociety  i.eSeinfeld,curbyourenthusiasm ○ Specificcharacters,quirkycharacters,amorecontainedideaofcomediesdealingwithmore interpersonalrelationshipsinordertoentertain - ShadwellwasabigsupporterofBenJonson(contemporaryShakespeare-verywellregarded,adisciple ofJonson) - DrydenandShadwellsupporteddifferentpoliticalpartieswhilebothunderCromwell ○ DrydenflippedandbecameamonarchistandStuart-supportingCharles  WhenJamesbecamekingheshiftedagainandbecameaCatholicanddidn'tflipagainwhen Jameswasnolongerking ○ ShadwellwasaWhig,orliberal  MacFlecknoe - Tautology(line30) ○ Repetition-mockingtheepic ○ Hisattributesarestupidity,badwriting,etc-stressingthat
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