2.18 Examples of Satire I everyday life:Most political cartoons, which we witness everyday in newspapers and magazines, are examples of Satire. These cartoons criticize some recent actions of political figures in comical way. Some these shows claim to target what they think are stupid political and social. 2.19 Satire example in literature example There are numerous examples of Satire in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. He uses Satire as a tool to share his ideas and opinion on slavery, human nature and many other issues that afflicted American society at that time. 2.20 Influence of Satire in Modern Society: In both the ancient and modern world, Satire has played an essential part in influencing cultural and societal views on a tremendous array of subjects, particularly in political matters. Television shows like The Colbert Report, comics like Doonesbury and the New Yorker's politically – charged to "The politics of Fear" are all examples of instances of influential, modern- day Satire. On his show, The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert satirizes the view right – wing politicians and pundits by playing the part of a bigoted and narrow- minded pundit himself. When Colbert defends or explains his "beliefs" he does so in an over – the – the way that satirically critiques the rationale of those who would" agree" with him.
government for its continued support of a racist law. By 1986. Local politicians drew up the" Doonesbury Act" repealed the outdated law. Shortly after the (2008) election of president Barrack Obama. Barry Blitt illustrated a cover New Yorker in which he depicted both the president and First Lady Michelle Obama, in the midst of a fist bump, armed and dressed as caricatures of Taliban- style. Muslim extremists, Dadlez explained the cover, " Fear-mongering was mocked and sharply criticized by presenting an outrageously exaggerated example of fear-mongering in the form of a cartoon The cover, however, was taken literally by many and met with significant moral outrage from the American public . Ina press release following the incident, the New Yorker explained that the cover "satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the presidential election to derail Barack Obama's campaign. Butt went onto defend his cover as well, saying " I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic let alone as terrorists in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed tome that depicting the concept would show it as the fear- mongering ridiculousness that it is.