Sly Fox Critique

Sly Fox Critique - Greta Streed October 6, 2008 Theater 110...

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Greta Streed October 6, 2008 Theater 110 Section 01 Sly Fox Critique Sly Fox is a great example of a satirical comedy. The whole play laughs at human nature and defines our shortcomings. Although there are many elements of a farce-type comedy such as the improbable situations and emphasis on humor and ridiculous situations I don’t believe that the purpose of the play was simply to make us laugh. At least for me, it made me look deeper into human nature as a whole. “Satire uses wit…irony, and exaggeration to expose or attack evil and foolishness. Satire can attack one specific figure, or it can be more inclusive” (Wilson Godfarb, 2008, pg. 122). In the case of Sly Fox the satire is comprehensive in that all the characters are guilty of greed and manipulation. Even the judge profits off of death with a funeral service, sometimes even providing a service for someone he sentenced. Sly is a greedy and selfish individual. The fact that he keeps a chest of gold at the foot of his bed proves his obsession with wealth. Throughout the play he uses his pawn Able to do his cunning for him. They
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