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Lecture 4

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Steven Minuk

Satire Lecture 4 (TheAlchemist) ➢ Irony  deliberate discrepancy between what one actual does and what one says or believes  derived from the greek word eironia which means " a lie"  rhetorical technique  satire uses irony because it wants to discover the truth about its content Paradox, Antithesis, Parody Colloquialism,Anticlimax, Topicality, Obscenity, Violence, Vividness, Exaggeration ➢ Sermones: chats, discussions ➢ Comedy does not have the same topicality as satire ➢ Satire is very topical ➢ But still comedy and satire overlap a lot so it's hard to separate the two – this is evident with TheAlchemist. ➢ Obscenity & Violence: People are not always comfortable with this History ➢ James I  Elizabeth dies and there's a problem of who's going to be the next monarch  She is succeeded by James I and VI. James was son of Mary Queen of Scots. He reigns until 1625.  Jacobean (Jacobeus is a latin word for James) = adjective to decribe events and writings during period of James  Jacobean literature is a very rich period in the English language. Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Marston. ➢ Religious Tensions  Catholics attempted to blow up parliament  1606 = Parliament passed the Popish Recusants act – pple had to agree to deny the Pope's authority over the king  Hampton Court Conference: creating better cooperation with the Puritans.  Anglican church was the official church.  ➢ Scientific Revolution th  17 century – science emerges in England the continent  Aristotle's work was what passed as science up until this time (for 2000 years)  Scientists during this time started to revolt wanted people to stop reading books about nature written byAristotle, etc.  The revolution is a revolt against the past, obscurity in books, obscurity in language, and it's a call to go out and discover things for yourself  Episteme: are paradigms  Francis Bacon publishes the New Organon (wanted people to think he was the new Aristo
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