Satire reflects in different ways on our society today. While satire was all over back then today we mainly see it in political cartoons and on television. On television there are show such as the Colbert Report and John Oliver who relay "news reports" to viewers. They are poking fun at the news going in the world today. One of the biggest shows of Satire is SNL. Most recently they have had "Trump" on and have been making fun of presidential career thus far. In today's society the big butt and boobs are the goal for many up and coming stars. For television hosts this gives a chance for them to make parody's of them. For example, Ellen DeGeneres has dressed up as a fictional cousin of the Kardashians. In this costume she has the big hair, big
So far this school year I believe things have been quite mellow, but it's still the beginning of the year and I have two less classes than previous school years, so it makes sense. However AP Computer Science is not working out, and everyone else in the class seems leagues ahead of me, and are stooping to a lower level of learning just so newbies like me can keep up. I should have seen it coming though since Mr. Daugherty's classes are fast-paced math courses and in retrospect I have never been good at mathematics. I'm thinking about switching out of the class but then I might have to find another one to switch into, and I'm aware that all the classes that interest me are full and on their way already. I'm falling behind in my college prepping although I've already looked at a few colleges that I find suitable but I need to work on my personal statements and resume and so forth.
So the last two newsletters, in my opinion, were a pleasant diversion and definitely cathartic for me! Soaring rhetoric and amazing separation of independent clauses with perfectly placed semi-colons, passing references to Zero Mostel, zombie apocalypses, orange urine, loan calculations; plus, an obscure Bible reference, regarding seed sowing and free range donkeys. However, no matter how high you fly, someone always seems to be there ready, willing, and eager to shoot you down, and when the other shoe finally does drop from the sky, it usually lands in a steaming pile of doggy doo! So back to the old grindstone W.E. go; but, before unflinchingly diving headlong into number two, let me
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.
The amount of car accidents that happen each year continue to increase. This continues to happen because of the number of people who consistently drive distracted everyday. This is due to a surplus of reasons, however, many fall subject to driving distracted because they prioritize their cell phones more than what is happening on the road in front of them.
For my satire project, I chose the topic of the struggle of customer service and how it can influence you psychologically. The reason I chose this topic was because I am in fact a part time worker at a fairly busy ice cream/ fine chocolate shop in which our primary goal is to keep the customer happy and satisfied. But sometimes, the process of doing that can be challenging and draining for the employee, such as myself. Therefore I chose a topic that I felt passionate about and that I could physically relate to, which helps to make my writing more effective.
My Opinion in on how we can end modern day is to fight to end it by making a statement and not just by yourself but by having a voice that can be heard in your community but also around the country as modern day slavery should stop no matter what type of circumstances that we may be going through as many of today's america problems involve race,sex trafficking,sexuality as many of america's circumstances exists around police brutality against blacks are the more talk about in america today but when so much police brutality going on not only are we killing ourselves but we are killing our society and how next generation will be formed,we are killing our next generation over sexually,race and how we dress and present ourselves in society in my opinion it needs to come to a stop and our voice should be heard not only when a situation happens but making a statement everyday not only just for a week and stop talking about the issue that is present at hand but many ways to bring a stop to the racism and judgment based on race is to make sure your voice get heard by making a statement by joining a local social justice group. One of the many social groups in charlotte that exists are the southern coalition for social justice,freedom
Dr. Seuss, an amazing writer who showed the world of satire and literature to all ages. Books such as The Lorax, The Foot book and The Butter Battle Book are perfect examples of that. Seuss, a man known for his creative vision and use of words, made these books a satire gold mine! We already know about his rhymes but Seuss was also extremely good at using exaggeration. Don't forget his amazing use of onomatopoeias or his profound use of repetition. I could go on forever but the fact is Dr Seuss and his creative mind has an amazing talent for using satire to make his books come to life. To make his books stick around for so long and to open the minds of his reader to the world of satire and the amazing world of literature.
The article Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump For Granting Him Citizenship is satirizing how Donald Trump is most concerned about confirming everyone's citizenship in America; he determines this by racially profiling people. Anyone would want to satirize Donald Trump because he is extremely rude, his rules are obscured, and he is tremendously insulting. In the satire that was created it talks about how Obama wanted to thank Donald Trump for confirming his citizenship in America.
On a dark, cold, rainy night in Pittsburgh, I see a suspicious figure walk past. I leave the cafe to see him checking over his shoulder as he enters the station. I resolve to follow the figure and phone the cops as I think he is up to something.
Freedom of speech is one of the most important rights that an American possesses. Satire should not be censored until it crosses the line into hate speech. Hate speech is aggressive and negative language directed towards a group of people due to something such as race, religion, or culture. Kuruvilla details recent issues with hate speech by writing, “recent prosecutions include a white supremacist convicted of sending a threatening anti-Semitic tweet to a lawmaker.” Hate speech, unfortunately, is not a rare occurrence. It is seen on social media, such as Twitter, and anti-Islamic hate in particular has become a recent issue. It is important to understand where satire ends and where hateful speech begins.
I am writing to you in order to further express my elation towards your career choice. I know that your love of science, math and reading will aid you very much in engineering. Now I know that many an individual has criticized your decision by not only putting you down but by stating preposterous claims as to you being an engineer. These voices state that traditional roles are to be followed and they desire to stifle your love. I would undoubtably hate you if you were to let these irrationalities crush and keep you from your own happiness. Although this is a career typically sought by the opposing gender you should not let sexist comments cloud your judgement. We both know that you have never been much for proprieties regarding gender roles
I hope your second week of WR 121 is going well. I also found the kidnapping scenario interesting because it helped me put in perspective how genre affects our writing. The example you used in your third paragraph is quite interesting as well, i never thought about how everything can be a genre. I wonder if genre is so complex, is their limits to what can’t be considered a genre?
Obtained by the outcomes from corrective action, the genre of satire advocates for the preservation of moral principles, the need to reform, and the attempt to instigate change. Satire has become a powerful art form intended to improve humanity by pointing out the deficiencies in certain human behaviors and the corruptions of modern society. Satire also has the competence to protect its creator from accountability for criticism, because it is covertly implied rather than openly stated; thus, it becomes a powerful tool for people in repressive political and social periods. With its intentions to ridicule those vices, satire has progressively made its way into literature, television, the internet, comics and cartoons. Modern satire as portrayed in the cartoon South Park has transformed into a powerful satirical work, in which four young boys propose to expose the ugly truth, meanwhile the adults render to the senselessness of society. Alternatively, Swift effectively uses each experience in Gulliver’s Travels to satirize a vast of issues which were once significantly influential in the seventeenth and eighteenth century England, including government, human pride, religion, and philosophy. Modern society struggles to obtain the good of civilization which is constantly being threatened by man's immorality, causing satirist to unmask those vices for the society’s good. While knowledge is constantly ridiculed, satire is the hindrance of immoral issues, attempting to condemn the