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Satire

An 8th grade English project
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Emily McKenzie

on 11 September 2014

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Transcript of Satire

Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Definition
Description
Mark Twain-Satire Quote
Modern examples of satire
Examples of satire can be found in The Simpsons and SNL.
As it applied to Mark Twain
Satire

Satire in Huckleberry Finn
Example 1:
In Huckleberry Finn, the Grangefords and Shepardsons have been in a family feud for a very long time. Mark Twain uses satire to show the exaggeration of the fight between the two families. This was shown through the fact that no one in the family knew what the cause of the fight was.

Example 2:
In Huckleberry Finn, Ms. Watson is considered an extremely religious Christian woman with strong moral values. The only thing that contradicts this is that she owns a slave. The way she is so hypocritical is how mark twain uses satire in Huckleberry Finn.
Works Cited
Christine. "What Are Some Examples of Satire in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?"" Yo Expert. Interact Media, n.d. Web. 3 Sept. 2014.

A black and white image of Mark Twain. Digital image. Bio. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 7 Sept. 2014.

Saturday Night Live. "SNL Spoofs Obama And BIden." YouTube. YouTube, 2 Feb. 2009. Web. 09 Sept. 2014.

Rich Barlow, "One class, one day: Colbert 101." bu.edu. BU Today, n.d. web.4 sept. 2014.

M, Emily. "Satire in Huckleberry Finn." YouTube. YouTube, 9 Mar. 2014. Web. 5 Sept. 2014.

"The Adventures of Huck and Jim." The Adventures of Huck and Jim. Wikispaces, n.d. Web. 5 Sept. 2014.

"cawuhh" (Username). Huckleberry Finn for English. Digital image. Glogster. Glogster, 2012. Web. 7 Sept. 2014.

Justin Kaplan, "Born to Trouble" One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn, Center for the Book Viewpoint Series, no. 13 (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 19 8 5) 10­11.

Webb, Allen, Dr. "Huck Finn Controversy." Huck Finn Controversy. Western Michigan University, n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.
Satire is still prevalent in our society today because, unlike mindless humor, it can be used to express and provide information on ones views. Since it deals with views on topics like politics it not only is humorous, but also can be the start of an argument or debate.
Today's Satire Prevalence
Example 3:
The Duke and Dauphin are two character in Huckleberry Finn who hold honor over justification and reason. They live low lives and don't earn an honest living. Mark Twain uses Shakespeare's language in the book to mock how Americans copy British literature.
The man in the video is mocking Obama by getting of track and acting like an air head as a way to represent Obama. This is an example of satire because because they are using humor as a way to make fun of or judge Obama.This also would represent satire because some people may find if humorous wile others may not.
When
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
came out, there were many harsh things said about the book. This book has been banned in many places due to it's harsh language and bad grammar. The use of satire in the book can lead to misunderstanding of what is being said, which can sometimes come to consequences of banning books in countries, city, states, and even some libraries. Many people didn't get that Mark Twain used some of this language in the book to inform readers about how words/labels can affect and hurt people.
Misunderstanding the Use of Satire
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