Tag Archive: A Modest Proposal

Satire: From Swift to Southpark

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A look into the similarities of satirical responses to national problems from Swift and South Park.

Brutality in Satire: The Similarities of A Modest Proposal and American Psycho

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One of the biggest risks a satirist can face is his or her readers entirely missing the point of the work. Two clear instances of this have taken place decades apart from one another,… Continue reading

“FOOLS ARE MY THEME, LET SATIRE BE MY SONG”

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“I believe that the government that governs best is a government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq.” Stephen Colbert Johnathan Swift couldn’t have said… Continue reading

Sharing Satire: Monty Python and Jonathan Swift Creatively Critique Their World

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    As literature for Jonathan Swift and TV/film for Monty Python became relevant, respectively, to a public audience, both, Swift from the 18th century and Monty Python, a British sketch comedy troupe famous in the 1970s and on into the 21st century, harnessed popular mediums… Continue reading

Swift’s Ridiculousness to Reality through a Historical Viewpoint

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  The Pope has decided to follow Swift`s advice to help out with Ireland`s economy. Through the beginning of the 18th century, English and Irish relations were in pitiful standings. Some would say that their… Continue reading

Jonathan Swift’s Lasting Legacy: How A Modest Proposal Impacts the 21st Century

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Throughout history it has been stressed that the space between social classes can be fixed and something can be done to bridge this widening gap, but can there really? In A Modest Proposal,… Continue reading

Pope and Swift’s Satrical Shot at Society

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Johnathan Swift and Alexander Pope used there literary skills to exploit the life of the upper class in England during the early 1700’s. Although both men had small segments of seriousness and rationale;… Continue reading

A Swiftly Indecent Proposal

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Every person with any cultural capital at all knows or has heard of great comedy satire/parody shows like The Colbert Report and Saturday Night Live, and those people most likely don’t think about… Continue reading

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