The author’s portrayal of these secret agency officials both makes the reader laugh and also causes the reader to wonder about what much of this classified information is about. This type of humor is how the author portrays his argument throughout the novel. 3. I thought the author’s argument was very funny. It is a common thought the government does hide things from its citizens and it is interesting to think about what those things might be.
Satire being irony, or sarcasm used to expose vice or a moral fault had became the idea for the novel. Thus the setting being World War II made the novel purpose even better. The setting is where the achievement lays “that Heller’s achievement lies in his brilliant use of the setting as metaphor or a satirical macrocosm for many of the macrocosm idiocies afflicting the postwar era in general” (Aldridge). Heller uses satire in order to reveal the idiocy of war (Aldridge). Making Catch-22 the remarkable as well as groundbreaking masterpiece it is today.
Changes of language and structure used also add to this change. ‘Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House’ could be considered to be one of Collins’ more famous works. He uses a shift from a concrete state of understanding to a ridiculous comical image to share his views on The United States’ controversial gun laws. We, as readers, see that the poem is going to be somehow connected to this topic right from the start of the poem as the title answers the implied question of ‘why don’t you keep a gun in the house?’. Collins’ use of selective language in the title, ‘another’ implies that this is not the only reason and that he has strong feelings towards the topic.
As a continuation of his introdution, Colbert sarcastically asks for someone to pinch him because he may be in a dream being so close to Bush. He then continues and tells someone to shoot him in the face, a reference to Dick Cheney accidentally shooting someone he was hunting with. After these introductory jokes, Colbert got down to business with his roasting of President Bush. First, Colbert compares Bush to himself in the sense that they both go straight from the gut and do not pay attention to the facts. He then makes a joke about the government being best when governed least, and states that the government Bush has set up in Iraq is excellent by those standards.
In the late 1950s, he teamed up with Jack Burns, doing conventional stand-up routines. Carlin was a “straight, mainstream, suit-and-tie comic,” he created characters doing take-offs on the news and weather (Altschuler and Burns). By the end of the decade, Carlin felt like he was living two lives. He wanted to please the public, but he was also caught up in the cross-currents of the counter culture. As he began to take lots of drugs, he became more and more skeptical of American society and politics.
Joe Sacco is a journalist who is famous for his comic books and journalisms. Sacco tries to influence people with his comic, “The Underground War in Gaza.” In 2003 the war began when The I.D.F (Israel’s Defend Force) tries to access the border and entered town called Rafah, from there they were working to secure that area. However, Sacco have experienced the war himself to show people what dose happened, show both side of the parties, how they are acting, and how innocent Palestinians are being the victims of the war. Sacco attempts to show how hopeless and sorrowful the Palestinians are through pictures in the form of a comic. Especially, by describing and putting children who were around trying to fight for their families and their own homes.
Corbett also says that the seeing the language in print is very shocking, but the point that is trying to be sent here is that any language in literature on a page can be shocking even if it is not that bad, but when it comes down to speaking the obscene language in public, it suddenly becomes much worse. Holdens language is bad but he can't help it. Corbett says it becomes so habitual and he just seems to lose sight of how much he actually says it. Phoebe reminded Holden in the novel to stop swearing so much but Holden doesn't seem to get it, and he continues. Holden is very adult like just like Corbett said and I believe that is true.
The background a person brings as a reader causes them to superimpose their viewpoint on the writer’s work. A man with a background full of persecution and subordinate relationships would see the story of Walter Mitty very differently than a woman with an Alpha personality and dominant relationships. They both would view the theme differently. The author may have intended satirical humor. The readers may interpret it as a depressing tale in the case of the man and a how to guide in the case of the woman.
His attitude makes the reader start to question himself/herself and, instead of having sympathy for the Duke, the reader is also pulled to a point where you don’t know whether you should believe him. His jealousy and arrogance is demonstrated through his use of derogatory language to describe others. The Duke’s personality is further progressed through the use of dramatic irony. “This grew; I gave commands. Then all smiles stopped together.” What sort of commands did he give?
I would say he is a static character, but you could say he is dynamic because of how he flips out in the end and the struggle he has with himself throughout the story. Since he is dynamic that will also make him a round character. The old man would be the flat character in this story. To me you could argue who or what the antagonist is obvious choices say the old mans’ vulture eye, but I think you could argue whether or not his sanity is the antagonist also. “The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them” (Allen Poe 387), after reading the story a few times I think the disease was Schizophrenia.