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The Definitive Guide to Satire Etymology, History & Love



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2.9 The Definitive Guide to Satire Etymology, History & Love
Satire is an indirect form of critique, in that it mocks or attacks an individual or idea by proxy. Satirical speech and literature is generally used to observe and judge the " evils" or morally questionable ideals held by individuals, groups and sometimes entire cultures. The attack itself is derived from what is known as the satirist's social motive – their own worldview, believes is" right' based upon what they ridicule as "wrong. Jean Weisgerber's Satire and Irony a Means of Communication states, Satire is manifestly directed to people. It involves the victim it attacks and the pulicit tries to persuade. It restores to language its full status as a means of communication, its end is rhetorical. The purpose of Satire is primarily to make the audience aware of the "truth" TReh satirist makes an argument that relies upon the intellect of the listener to decipher hidden meaning, with the ideal end goal to inform, enlighten, explain and correct the audience. Due to its critical and judging nature, Satire is sometimes deemed excessive or in poor taste.

Satire is unpopular because it is upsetting instead of helping, it uncovers hidden wounds and leaves it to people to recover their health or to burse the sick. In other words it is negative rather than positive, for while it makes us aware of some tangible evil, the contrasting good often needs of be further defined and remains in any case a mere idea. Despite the aggressive, sometimes – personal attacks that are derived from works of Satire, it serves a special purpose. Catharsis. Satire, particularly in the form of comedy, allows both narrators and audiences to turn outrage, hatred and "other socially unacceptable impulses into socially acceptable and even delightful forms. Neither the victim of the satirist's attack, nor the satirists are subject to physical violence.
2.10 Classifications of Satire
Satire and its forms can be categorized in a number of ways including classification by tome, by topic and even by medium. As previously mentioned, the term Satire was originally derived from satur, defined y Quintilian and performed by the actors of Aristophanes' Old Comedy. Two Roman poets, Juvenal and Horace, were responsible for further defining satirical works by their literary tone.

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