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Parody, Satire & Don Quixote

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Ansley Stephenson

on 24 April 2013

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Transcript of Parody, Satire & Don Quixote

Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Soldier, adventurer, writer, dreamer
Known for his bravery and courage in battle and in slavery, displayed gallant traits of knights
Spain’s most celebrated writer
Greatest work is Don Quixote, considered the first novel written Parody Parody & Satire a humorous imitation of another, usually serious work
suggest exaggeration or distortion to ridicule the work, its style, or its author, but only as a means for fun. Examples of Parody Scary Movie: exaggerates the tactics scary movies use to scare their audiences, as well as the plots
Austin Powers: parodies spy movies like James Bond
The Daily Show & The Colbert Report: parodies serious news shows
"Weird Al" Yanokovic: changes the lyrics to popular songs Satire uses... Exaggeration: To enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen.
Understatement: To play down or make light of an obviously large/serious event.
Faulty Logic: Absurd judgments and reasoning Satire writing that uses humor to expose and mock human foolishness
take aim at individuals, institutions, types of behavior, or humanity in general
HOWEVER, the ultimate goal of a satirical piece is to inspire positive change Examples of Satire The Truman Show- reality tv & tv in general
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Dilbert comic strip - the corporate world
The Simpsons - late 20th & early 21st century Western society
South Park
Futurama DQ parodies the romance stories of Cervantes’ time and the Middle Ages
DQ uses comic adventure of an elderly man who thinks he is a knight to parody the chivalric qualities of knights A theme is central message or idea conveyed by a work of literature. The details of the work point to its theme, which is usually about life or human behavior in general.
In Don Quixote, Cervantes explores themes aboutreality and fantasyrealistic and idealistic attitudesthe rich and the poor
the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
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