He is poking fun at the age old concept of ‘equality,’ one that has inspired wars and movements alike; he accomplishes this by creating a system to make everyone equal, a system that happens to be just as stupid as the idea of ‘total equality.’ Under this system equality is achieved, but it is at the cost of individual freedom and a society full of stupid people, this in-turn creates the situational irony found in the story. The plot of the story itself is a piece of situational irony, however there are many other instances found throughout it, including verbal irony. One specific example of this is when Hazel and George are talking, Vonnegut writes “ ‘I think I’d make a good Handicapper General. (Hazel)’ ‘Good as anybody else,’ said George.” His response to Hazel’s comment is slightly sarcastic, but also ironic, in that she really would be “as good anybody else” because in their society everyone is just as good or bad as everybody else. Another example of this false sense of equality is when George says,
Comic set pieces with caricature-like characters get stale before they've begun, and he spins them out as if he was being paid by the word. A certain kind of broad, formulaic humor obtains, probably what he needed to write for newspapers at the time, but it seems out of place amidst his more mature writing. Whereas the parts where he is achingly funny tend to have a certain realness about them - Clemens is making observations about things trivial and profound that he
She uses different numbers and awards to show how devoted the shows fans are and how well the show is actually doing. Peacocke talks about her own struggle with the shows offensive humor but then now she realizes the use of humor in the jokes. The author uses different segments of the show to show how although the jokes are, at first glance, offensive the hidden meaning is simply "pointing out the weaknesses and defects of U.S. society in a mocking and sometimes intolerable way." (263). Antonia Peacocke uses short parts of from different authors to shape her argument, agreeing with some and pointing fun at others.
Shindler and Goeth. The performance by Goeth really shows what a real Nazi acted like back then. The film is also very graphic and I like that it has a beauty mixed with its gruesome side. Shindler really was a great character because he was funny, mysterious, flirtatious, but he had a darker side that he showed superficially. Gattaca was the best in terms of entertainment.
To what extent is ‘The History Boys’ a comedy of Tragicomedy? Comedy is a subjective genre, one which can be light and humorous or satirical in tone, and usually contains a happy resolution in an attempt to uplift the audience. Due to being subjective, comedy can be split into many different types; black comedy, tragicomedy, spoof comedy or arguably found in this play, satirical comedy. Comedy is created by Bennett throughout The History Boys through several techniques including the contrasting of characters, clever juxtapositions and intelligent metaphors. Although I am convinced about this play fitting to the genre of Satire, tragicomedy is my main focus of which The History Boys fits in as it contains a lot of it, maybe to appeal to a wider audience.
The Importance of Being Earnest: Film vs. Text Oscar Wilde’s highly popular play, The Importance of Being Earnest, elicits numerous dramatic elements which fall under one of the two major dramatic modes, comedy. Throughout the play there are many miscommunications, errors in judgment, and failures by the characters which are displayed in a humorous fashion. With this brilliant play available as text or a film version, one may wonder which medium truly conveys Wilde’s witty characters and genius comedic satire more accurately. Through extensive analysis and in depth research, it is apparent that the film version trumps the text by delivering the play more precisely and grabbing the audience from start to finish with its vivid visual aspects,
show I love, but that not many people understand, falls into that category. South Park is more than just a television show. It is an outlet in which moral messages can be channeled through, in a humorous way that we can all understand and relate to. The key element of South Park is its satirical humor style. Many episodes are based off of real-world problems, and are solved through extensive use of satire.
The movie was nominated for many awards proving how great it was. Djengo unchained would be a great movie in addition to these was because like Crash it showed how bad racism was, even though it was during a completely different time period. It showed how bad people can act in certain situations, and how badly people were treated back
AP English 11 27 September 2011 Grendel and Satire One of the most important qualities of life is a sense a humor. While seriousness is very significant, life would feel boring without humor. Humor contributes to the diminishment of dullness in life and transforms a situation from serious and bland to relaxing and fun. Humor also plays an important role in literature. Two works of literature that help portray the effect of humor are Beowulf, written by an unknown author, and John Gardner’s Grendel.
The big draw, however, are all movies provide some measure of escape from reality. Some of the most successful movies advance the cause of life, its meaning and reveal everyday heroes among us. Charlie Chaplin was one such individual to have an idea to capture on film. Due to the exaggerated presentation of characters and their actions, language, relationships, and situations, most of his work has been aptly categorized accordingly as comedies. Yet, upon closer observation we find how he masterfully intertwines the plight of our social condition in many of his films without ever uttering a sound.