Holberg uses carnival as a satire to ridicule European society in Niels Klim 1) Carnival was developed from an abstract idea. 2) Carnival is a form of satire. Using carnival is using satire. Some examples of carnival satire is ridiculing European society 3) Carnival in Niels Klim 4) Related to ridiculing European society. a. Government (reversal of human and animal role) b. Society (the “humans” were not as capable as the animals) c. • Mascarade is a typical comedy of intrigue influenced by the Italian teatro dealle maschere • Holberg used half of a play (Mascarade)by Joachim Richard Paulli as his bases • While writing Masacarade, Holberg intended to create a play that would express his idea that society should allow a ‘reasonable freedom’ to its members; this intention was linked to his desire to oppose the state’s repressive policy of prohibiting masquerades and gambling • Mascarade is Holberg’s unintended expression of his unconscious Oedipal ambivalence towards his father, represented in the figure of Heronimus;
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