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Compare And Contrast Satire And Modern Day Satire

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Twain tends to use Horatian satire throughout his novel, while modern day satire is more so willing to write more harsh, Juvenalian attacks. An example is a cartoon depicting the brutality of child labor for the Gap Company in a foreign nation. The adult overseeing the labor clenches a whip in hand, a stern face, and watches the child in a hawk-like fashion. Furthermore, as the child cries through the work, the overseer shows no sign of sympathy. The modern satire is clearly more grating than most of Twain’s novel and this deviation in satire is likely due to changes in society and human sympathy. People react fitter to harsh satire which causes someone to cringe in comparison to the downplayed humor which makes someone laugh, but not necessarily
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