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Unformatted text preview: make this scene more humorous are the use of satire and sarcasm. Sarcasm is shown in this clip when the general tells the President that the Russian is just lying about the "Dooms Day" machine and it is just an obvious Commie cover up for the attack back. He then trips and falls and gets right up to argue that they are going to "clobber us." Sarcasm is also shown when the general talk about how he wishes the Americans had a "Dooms Day" machine. Another comedic instance was when Dr. Strangelove couldn't get the cigarette out of is hand. The last and final comedic technique to make this frightening idea humorous is the irony of Dr. Strangelove's name. Of course when he roles out and begins to talk, the audience notices that he is a bit strange and it is quite ironic that he would change his name to "Strangelove."...
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- Spring '99