In his article “If We’re Gonna Have Guns, Let’s Get ‘em Out in the Open--Or Else,” Mike Royko utilizes a satirical tone to express how he feels the gun law passed in Kennesaw, Georgia is a childish and impractical one. This law, which was passed in the early 1980s, requires all citizens to have a gun and ammunition in their homes. The first example demonstrated is the utilization of diction. In his article, Royko uses words such as “obvious,” blazing away,” and “meet his maker” which expresses a childish and satirical attitude toward the subject. This shows that Royko didn’t take the Kennesaw gun law seriously and felt that it was a childish and impractical one. Another technique used was a the contradictory statement, “That might surprise
Many comedians have been talking a great deal about politics and the government as a way to spread a variety of messages to the community expressing how they feel about how things are going for America. Therefore many comedians have become more popular in this past election season and with Trump 's new presidency. Stephen Colbert an American comedian, television host, and author uses his spotlight in media as a way to attack President Trump and his administration within his comedy. Colbert uses Juvenalian satire and satirical techniques while discussing politics to reveal his opinions as a way to spread messages to society about the Trump Administration and uses his comedic platform to do so.
Laughter is a crucial thing in our everyday lives and is something you will inevitably do when you are reading Shel Silverstein's poems. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Uncle Ben found a mouse in the house or what a woman in a mink coat fought for? In all of his poems Shel Silverstein uses humor to make a connection with the reader. Shel Silverstein was a jack of all trades, not only was he a fantastic author, but he was also a musician! Although in Shel Silverstein's work he does not have a deeper meaning or connection to his life, often times his poems have a moral. In all of Shel Silverstein’s poems, you can see his creative and humorous sides.
The media creates television shows that appear to be reality however they are not and when looked at, it is easy to see. I will be discussing the relationships between reality and reality TV, satire, and documentary.
Jamie and Mark Roberts of Forteau posted a picture of themselves paddling around in a puddle in the main road of their town using an inflatable dinghy. This is to show the terrible conditions of their road.
In general, hubris is defined as having excessive pride or overconfidence, which can eventually lead to a downfall. In the past, Greeks described hubris as direct defiance of the gods wishes, however, the meaning of hubris has developed over time. Today, hubris is seen more as having a lack of humility or blind arrogance that leads an individual to believe that they are above typical human limitations, essentially godlike. One such individual that exhibits this ill-appealing quality is the current president of the United States, Donald Trump. Over the last couple of years, and since beginning his term in office, President Trump has displayed excessive pride, arrogance, and self-confidence through his political rallies, press conferences, demeaning tweets, and much more. Unlike the leaders before him, our president is simply “…a real estate developer known for golf courses, casinos, and a Moscow beauty pageant; he’s a gambler with other people’s money who exhibits poor judgment” (Blake, “Trump Sharing Highly Classified Information with Russia Shows His Extreme Hubris”). Examining President Trump’s decisions and the examples of hubris presented in Sophocles’ “Oedipus Tyrannus”, Andrew George’s “The Epic of Gilgamesh: the Babylonian Epic Poem and Other Texts in Akkadian and Sumerian” and the “Holy Bible: New International Version”, shows that his hubristic character will result in a tragic end for him and the entire nation alike.
Imagine a world where everyone was accepted, no matter where they came from. It’s a dream world, am I right? Everyone has to come up in the world, and make their own place for themselves. Well, in Fresh off the Boat, Eddie Huang has to do this in the suburban world of Orlando. Being Taiwanese, he does not exactly fit into the stereotypical ‘American’ life. So, in this series, he and his family work hard to live the American dream.
South Park - it either makes you cringe or grin ear to ear. The latter will most likely be the result for the millennial crowd. With the show closing in on two decades it remains as strong and relevant as it was in 1997. However, it isn't entirely without fault given the amount of time Matt and Trey shrewdly concoct an episode. The one week deadline has on very rare occasions diminished the core viewers expectation. But more often what usually follows are extremely memorable moments that wrapped the remaining season in comedic gold. Even when the internet naysayers give their untimely goodbyes to the show at any point in its existence it still manages to be head and shoulders above anything else in the genre (such a thing?). The show has earned
Once again this adheres to the opinions that the Democratic audience held towards Trump supporters, and humorously satisfies the audience as they perceive NBC as validating their pre-existing opinions that Trump supporters are indeed lethargic, superficial, and oblivious. In result this bolsters the reputation of NBC in the eyes of the Democratic audience, thus effectively gaining a larger audience due to the marketing concept above. NBC retroactively confirms the opinions the majority of its audience already had on Trump supporters, effecting their outlook on NBC in a positive way, and thus effectively portraying Trump supporters as lethargic, superficial, and
John Oliver is a reputable television personality and has had his own show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, since 2014 where he takes a comedic approach to commenting on politics and current events. That plays into his initial credibility however, he builds upon that in order to earn credibility by exhibiting charisma. According to our textbook,"Charisma is a word that is frequently used to describe people who are particularly effective public speakers; it is a certain magnetic quality involving a persuader’s ability to command and compel an audience." At around 1:02 in the video above, you can hear the audience roaring with laughter as Oliver was able to command his audience with a comment on the boredom associated with net neutrality.
When I was in middle school, I first discovered Family Guy late at night while I was channel surfing in my hotel room. Usually, cartoons are never shown at night, simply because most kids are asleep by that time. I didn’t find anything decent, until I saw this cartoon. I figured it was for children, but I after I saw the theme song, I second guessed that. I continued to watch the show and even though it clearly had adult humor, I still continued to watch it, because I found it hilarious.
The viewpoint of the political cartoon is that no one takes Al Gore seriously. The word serious is in the cartoon and AL Gore is dressed as a penguin, which is funny. The cartoon is horatian because Al Gore dressed in a penguin suit is humorous. The content creator used sarcasm and caricature in the cartoon. The sarcastic part of the cartoon is Obama asking us to take global warming seriously. Caricature is used by Al Gore dressed as a penguin.
So I watched an episode of South Park recently and that got me thinking, how is something as offensive as this be all right to be put onto national television without angering hundreds and thousands of people? For those of you that don’t know what South Park is, it’s basically an animated sitcom series that has attracted huge hordes of followers ever since it first aired in 1997. It’s quite famous along side shows such as Family Guy, American Dad and Futurama which all seem to focus along the lines of shocking plots, their critical outlook on celebrities criticism and false depiction of religion and politics. This, of course, led to many complaints from the audience about how some of the episodes that have been broadcasted seem to really offend
While there are many ways to deliver a message to a person. Whether it be sitting them down and simply telling them, watching it on the news, or even getting it by carrier pigeon, there are infinite ways to deliver a message but there are none quite like John Oliver. Sure, there are various other comedic news shows such as the Colbert Report but they shy in comparison to John Oliver and the show he hosts known as Last Week Tonight. His delivery and overall persuasion is very effective and specifically in his segment on Municipal Violations, he is just that; persuasive and effective. In his segment on Municipal Violations, John Oliver fulfills the 4 methods of persuasion effectively, enhances his speech using various literary tools, and while his channel may be an obstacle to some, it is not for him.
In a society run by wealthy monarchs and unequal amounts of power, Utopia brings this satirical representation of an ideal republic into stark detail. The world around Thomas More was widening as brave explorers, sponsored by the nobility, were making their way around the world. He begins his book by alluding to this burst of exploration by talking to Raphael Hythloday who “discovered” Utopia. Subtly criticizing English society More writes that Raphael finds fault in English society with the execution of thieves. He thinks the thieves should be pitied and then helped to become better citizens. More also writes that the holding of land by the oligarchs, and other wasteful social actions lead to a society that produces thieves, "…what else is