It’s been argued that satire is as good as it is evil, As well as providing clarity and humor it has also been known to influence social exclusion. “Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own, Which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.”(Swift, 2007) This analogy of Satire shows the negative effect it had and continues to have on modern society and cultural issues.
What is parody/satire? What purpose does it serve? Parody is defined as the imitation of existing artistic productions with “deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.” Similarly, a satire uses exaggeration and humor to criticize certain moral or character flaws such as stupidity. The purposes of parodies and satires are to provide entertainment, criticize public figures, expose political/social injustices, and communicate social ideologies. Examples: “Weird Al” Yankovic made a career out of writing
differences. Monty Python explored the concept of war many times throughout their 4 series. In the sketches ‘Mr hilter’ and ‘The killer joke’ 20 years after the war tackled the delicate subject of hitler's ruling years. Monty Python used humor to appeal to people thought the idea of distancing us from traumatic historical events between the different cultures opening ourselves to dialogue around the subject and allowing us to laugh freely at the concept rather than shying away from it. By using satire to allow
Regardless of the criticism that Monty Python’s Life of Brian received form Hollywood about the unrealistic depiction of Jesus, it is a refreshing portrayal of Jesus himself and the ideals and characteristics that his image projected and promoted. The ideals portrayed by Brian, such as kindness, generosity, and honesty are those displayed by Jesus himself. In one scene Brian preaches to all of his followers, “ You don’t have to listen to anyone but yourself.” Such teachings like this reflect the