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Satire & Parody
Transcript of Satire & Parody
Hannah Constantino, Angelica Dela cruz, Arvil Revesencio, Shawn Rivera
WHAT IS SATIRE AND PARODY?
WHAT DOES RICHLER SATIRIZE? HOW DOES HE DO IT?
MODERN SOCIETY; ITS PRETENCES
JEWS AND PREJUDICE-ATTITUDES
THE FINE LINE SEPARATING COMEDY AND TERROR:
- WHAT IS FUNNY ABOUT RICHLER'S SATIRE?
- WHAT IS TERRIFYING ABOUT IT?
IN WHAT WAYS IS THE NOVEL "PICARESQUE"?
satire and parody
Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement.
The use of humor to criticize aspects of human behaviour.
It is used as a way to ridicule and shame individuals. Although it may come across as humorous and funny, its intent is to criticize.
an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.
A text which mimics an existing source text, drawing attention to key features of its theme, form, language and/or structure for comic effect
Of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.
Throughout the novel, Duddy deceives those around him to obtain his own selfish desires.
Duddy hides his true identity and character when with Virgil.
In the beginning, Duddy hides behind a false facade, making Virgil believe that he is genuinely a good guy. Duddy makes Virgil believe that he is doing Virgil a favor when giving him a job. When in reality, it relieves Duddy from his debt.
By morphing his surroundings, Duddy manages to change the outcome to his liking.
Courage appears through Duddy, in many different instances.
Duddy went to go see Mr. Calder to clear his brother, Lennie's, name.
Despite the possibility to fail and push himself and Lennie further into trouble, Duddy decides to see Mr. Calder to ask for help. He seeks his influence on Dr. Westcott and asks to keep his brother's wrongdoings a secret. The danger he puts himself in displays how brave and ready Duddy is to do anything to protect his loved ones.
Duddy, at any cost, was determined to own Lac St. Pierre
Pleases and tells Yvette he loves and cares about her to get what he wants.
Duddy was set to do anything to attain land. however he required money. Duddy sold his dead uncle Benjy's furniture, stole money from Virgil's bank account, and worked hard to gain as much money as he could. The choices and actions Duddy makes displays how he prioritizes towards owning land and will do anything to get what he desires.
Throughout the novel, Duddy is quick to praise and seek Yvette's forgiveness, tricking her into believing he genuinely cares. There are many times where Duddy claims Yvette is important to him, to later refer to her as his "girl friday", having no real feelings toward her. He simply keeps her around to purchase the land.
Passion strengthens the need to accomplish a task
Duddy's passion for land pushes him to achieve his goal and dream.
His belief to own land reveals his passion. The moment he officially owns the land, Duddy is impatient and excited to show his family the land. He is proud and eager.
Duddy ruins the life Virgil through his insensitivity
Knowing Virgil suffers from epilepsy, Duddy gives Virgil a job that puts his life at risk. Needy for a driver to deliver products and advertise his campaign, Duddy is unconcerned of Virgils fits and gives him the job. Caring for his job more than Virgil's life displays how Duddy does not show care for others
These characteristics, although not all of them are admired, help captivate the readers attention. we see the life of duddy, a character who makes poor decisions and has poor morals, but remain the center of the novel (Protagonist)
Irony is the difference between what is said or done and what is actually meant.
words are used to show the opposite of the actual meaning
a cutting statement that is meant to make an idea prominent.
can make a point but still be funny.
The act or instance of reversing two subjects
When things do not go Duddy's way, he throws tantrums and he pushes those who care about him in the heat of the moment.
Duddy lost all replacements for a position as his secretary
In the attempt to hire a new secretary, Duddy fires replacements for minor reasons. One was fired due to having her period, and another for asking too many questions. Duddy gives up quickly once there is something he does not like or agree on. Based on finding a secretary he likes, Duddy is unable to stay consistent with each new secretary, demonstrating how he is picky
When Duddy tries to put a price on Bernie's Bar Mitzfah with Mr. Cohen, Duddy becomes timid
When negotiating deals and prices with costumes, Duddy breaks down under pressure. Even though he has set prices, Duddy never gets what he presents and settles with lower. Trying to convince his costumes through lies, Duddy's bluffs are frequently called due to his reckless behaviour. His inability to hold his ground displays his lack of confidence and portrays himself as a weakling.
is also called a spoof, and is used to make fun or mock someone or something by imitating them in a funny or satirical way.
To present things that are out of place or are absurd in relation to its surroundings.
“Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.”
“It's always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.”
The ever popular "Saturday Night Live" where there is a live broadcast of satirical sketches that ridicule the latest celebrity or reality star in the headlines, or even what is going on in the news.
Duddy's short temper is shown when he wishes for Virgil to die because of the accident that destroyed most of the film equipment. Duddy does not show any consideration about the fact that Virgil has a disability during the accident and so he expresses his contempt.
WHAT WE FIND TERRIFYING?
In satire, there is always a point made and criticism- all hidden behind humor.
This creates fear, as it is the actual truth. It is relatable and holds meaning.
It is a twisted way to display what is real and what is not.
Duddy's selfishness is one of the reasons why people left him.
He disregards everyone's feelings and he only thinks about himself. Duddy argues with Uncle Benji on his deathbed rather than giving him peace, he uses Yvette only for the sex and assistance and Virgil for his service, and he is greedy for money to satisfy himself even if it means stealing from others.
It creates a false facade, shielding the readers of the authentic image.
Can bring humor as it shows unusual and illogical perspectives
Quotes/Examples found from the book:
"Tormenting teachers at the Jewish academy"
WHAT WE FOUND FUNNY
Able to laugh about oneself but mean it all the same
The way it is said through the characters make it amusing
Richler pokes fun between close relationships where there is laughter rather than hurt
Richler uses satire to create a lighter environment for the readers to laugh
He relates to society because we laugh at those things (racist jokes)
Jews are judged before actually knowing them
A plastered image is put on Jews that are not necessarily real.
The attitudes toward Jews are either low or high (the boy wonder is idolized whereas the land owners do not want to sell to jews)
-do an example of russel peters or some shows. (He makes fun of indians even though he is one)
You can always add some examples from the simpsons?
How miss does the whole college joke
This Comedian is known for his racial jokes, specifically ones related to his own race.
For comedic reasons, Russel stereotypically makes fun of Indian lifestyles, customs and accents for entertainment, even though he is indian (irony)
What does he satirize?
He focuses on Jews - their lives and lifestyles
He does this through the characters (especially Duddy)
He creates situations where Duddy can bring up Jews and poke fun at the right time
“We’re a persecuted minority. Like the Jews and the Negroes"
"mean I never thought a Jewish girl…"
‘you dirty Jews’
“Do you know what the Jewish national anthem is?” “No, sir.” So Mr. Feeney would go to the board and write, “To the Bank, to the Bank.”
“Do you know how the Jews make an S “No, sir.” Mr. Feeney would go to the board, make an S, draw two strokes through it."
it's an imitation of an original work to target and comment on the author and its style
How the book is PICARESQUE
Artists (portrayed as free individuals, mellow, eccentric)
Through Mrs. Kaczmarek, Satire is shown in her lectures on college and how we should ALL transfer to it. Later finishing with a laugh...
a cutting idea is made and it has an impact on us, while it contains humor (Sarcasm)
Horatian: tolerant, witty, wise, and subtle
Juvenalian: angry, caustic, resentful, personal
As the story is told in loosely connected adventures, it goes from
Richler satirizes business principles:
Shown through Mr. Cohen.
tells Duddy that if he lets the responsibility over Virgil's accident get the best of of him, he will not be able to flourish.
Mr. Cohen's makes a point that money and success are a priority over family and friends.
The author satirizes artists:
He claims that artists are open individuals and eccentric.
Peter John Friar and his work is a parody of artists.
He is naked in his home during the meeting with Duddy which makes for an awkward talk.
Also Bernie's Bar Mitzvfah movie was filled with absurd clips which he called art.
Richler points out that artists are free spirited.
WHEN IS SATIRE SEEN IN BOTH MODERN SOCIETY AND THE NOVEL?
THROUGH the use of RACISM
IN THE NOVEL
RACISM TOWARDS JEWS
Duddy: "I’ve got it. You’re an anti-Semite.”
Lennie: “O.K. I’m an anti-Semite. I prefer the company of Gentiles.”
Duddy: “You don’t mind my sitting here, I hope.”
Between Duddy and Lennie, satire is brought through irony and sarcasm.
Lennie, who is a Jew claims to be an anti-Semite, meaning he hates Jews (irony)
Duddy asking for permission to stay in his brother's presence, for he is a Jew (sarcasm)
for further understanding
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Jewish tradition (changes, changed to fit modern society, commercial)
Communists and Socialists