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My Use Of Satire In Literature

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I have forever been a keen reader of satire. I am especially fond of the way it depicts truths that are sometimes harsh and indigestible in a comic manner. While other genres of literature usually bury the shameful aspects of society in a bolted coffin, satire unearths the coffin of shame, unlocks it and teaches people to confront their shame. As I have grown up watching political satires such as Yes, Minister, Yes, Prime Minister, The Thick of It, Veep, etc., I might be, in a way, prejudiced in my opinion. Nevertheless, I am also quick in admitting my faults, thanks to the influence of satire.

I come from a society where admonishing politicians is almost a religion. I myself have often participated in this national ritual. As I became more
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