Why Satire Is Good

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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. This quote suggests that when we are being satirical and making a comment on society, we tend to see everybody's actions and flaws very clearly as if through a glass. however, we don't notice anything about our own actions, behaviour or flaws. One of the most common issues with tackling cultural and intercultural issues through satire is that it can often be seen to be trivialising the issue. Its can be suggested that when using humor to approach certain subjects such as race or sexism that you are rather than exploring and…show more content…
Their focus on Powerful and Political characters throughout history does mean that a lot of the humor is highbrow and factual. To understand the satirical quality of the humor you first need to understand the original happenings and the cultural issues they are trying to address. However, throughout their work there are a series of easy one liner jokes to ensure they keep a wide range of viewers. It wasn’t originally a humor that appealed to the masses but as time went on they became so popular that even now monty python has just finished their reunion tour that sold out in over 10 minutes at london O2 arena. This genre of humor is timeless because no matter how much time passes there will always be injustices in the world to ridicule and
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