Communal Satire Midterm Study Guide

Communal Satire Midterm Study Guide - Communal Satire...

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Communal Satire Midterm Study Guide 1) Citing Dryden’s A Discourse Concerning the Original and Progress of Satire, what are some of the common assumptions about satire that we have explored? 2) How does Hudibras use satire to create a difference between common sense and religion? Bogel’s theory of satire says that there are two different kinds of satire: one that builds/creates difference, and one that blurs lines, highlights contamination, or is a critique of category. -Hudibras creates a difference between common sense and religion using many satiric techniques. → One thing that Hudibras accomplishes is getting the audience to align themselves with the satirist in satirizing the satiric object. So in Hudibras, the author uses satire to persuade the audience to not align themselves with the satiric object by making them think “that’s ridiculous I’d never do that” in response to the actions of the satiric object. At one point, when Hudibras is being satirized he is described as a “great fighter” and “always a wounded soldier” but the audience sees this as ridiculous because it is in response to him fighting the mice and rats that have crawled into the food he stuffs into his pants, and the fact
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