Satire Essay

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Satire Essay Stephen Marić Satire is a powerful tool, which can expose the faults in the world. Do you agree? One could say that satire is a powerful tool, which can expose the faults in the world. This is demonstrated through George Orwell’s Animal Farm where the author is satirising the Russian revolution through the use of animals and Larry Charles’ Borat were The Kazakhstani people and their lifestyle are being criticised. These texts show that satire can be used to portray places and events; satire can be used to portray people, and satire can be used to portray ideas Satire can be used to portray places and events. In Animal Farm the Russian Revolution is satirised through old Major, who starts a rebellion with the animals against Mr Jones. This is seen in the lines, “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades”. The use of juxtaposition between the animals and the humans highlights the extent of the rebellion and the harsh mentality that the revolutionist animals possessed against the humans. Orwell uses personification of the animals in order to represent humans by them. The use of personification foreshadows the outcome at the end of the novel. This impacts the audience’s perception of the animals by allowing them to resonate with them and compare the animal’s behaviour to their own. The use of personification is ironic as they are acting like people even though they call people the enemy. Similarly Borat uses satire to portray places and events. In Borat the country Kazakhstan is satirised through its depiction as a harsh country. This is evident through the quote ‘‘my country send me to United States to make movie-film. Please, come and see my film. If it not success, I will be execute’’. The use of broken English exposes that is Borat is uneducated, and belongs to a nation with a poor education system. This also evokes feelings of humour and
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