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Senior Level English Research Project
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Horation Satire - After the Roman satirist Horace: Satire in which the voice is indulgent, tolerant, amused, and witty. The speaker holds up to gentle ridicule the absurdities and follies of human beings, aiming at producing in the reader not the anger of a Juvenal, but a wry smile.

Juvenalian Satire- Addresses social evil through scorn, outrage, and savage ridicule. This form is often pessimistic, characterized by irony, sarcasm, moral indignation and personal invective, with less emphasis on humor. Strongly polarized political satire is often Juvenalian.

 

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Political Issues

War, Terrorism, International Relations, Export-Import Policies

Globalization, Budget Deficit, Illegal Immigration, Abortion

Employment

Rising Work Stress, The Rat Race, Carrot and Stick Approach,

Gender Bias in an Office Environment, Harassment at Workplace,

Problems Faced by the Working Class

 

Economic Issues

Unhealthy Competition, Unethical Business Practices

Economic Disparities, Unemployment, Inflation, Debt Peonage,

Taxes, Demerits of Capitalization

 

Women


Women's Rights, Fashion Obsession, Working Mothers

 

 

 

 

Health

Increase in Suicide Rates, Increasing Cardiovascular Diseases

Others

Is man becoming slave to technology?, Child Sexual Abuse, 

Crune Rates, Crimes against Women, Gender Inequality,

Animal Cruelty, Racial Discrimination 


Environmental Issues

Pollution, Deforestation, Global Warming, Ozone Depletion

Demerits of Nanotechnology 

Teen  Problems


Obsession with Video Games, Couch Potatoes

Teenage Pregnancy, Addiction to Drugs, Teen Depression

Video: What is satire?

 

Satire on Wii Fit Exercise

 

Satirical Writers and their Books

If you have read some of the books in the goodreads list, you will better understand satire.

Gulliver's Travels        The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)    I Am America (And So Can You!)   America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

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