While this line is also sarcastic, Klosterman is able to enhance the humor of the line with profanity. In Klosterman’s Harry Potter essay, he states, “I honestly don’t give a shit if my assumption is true or false” (“Death by Harry Potter”). Klosterman casually throws around words most professional writers avoid because it fits his style of humor and connects him with readers. Since Klosterman’s essays are already more informal due to his biting sarcasm and hyperbole, his use of curse words only adds to his growing bond with the audience. Modern society has built crass language into our basic vocabulary; Klosterman’s use of profanity presents him as an average person to his audience in order to connect with them.
Although the humor and irony is greatly exaggerated in this situation, the author’s style assists the reader in relating to the narrator and becoming more involved in the challenges that are presented within the text. Both in this essay and in Putting Daddy On, I was able to relate to the purpose of each narrative although they used different styles. While this essay focuses more on the effect that humor has on its readers, it is still presented in such a way that the argument becomes relatable to anyone who has encountered a situation similar to this
This is situational irony because it’s saying it hates doing these things but does them. This shows humour because of the way they elucidate situational irony in such a limited picture. Consequently, the audience doesn’t need preceding knowledge to figure out what is going
In this myth, she uses a very comical tone, as if she is making fun of the gods, to highlight their flaws. The author’s purpose is to convince us that even the greatest, were abnormal. The tone affects the theme in this story because it helps us understand the mood of the story. “From all the hype about families lately, one might think they are a fairly new thing”(Christian and Mazunik 9). This sentence uses the word “hype.” Hype is a very informal word therefore indicating that the mood of the story is relaxed and not formal.
Sometimes the comic does not focus on a Baby Marvin, but this is usually done to try and humanize the characters. Throughout the comic while Marvin is not speaking he has very distinct facial features. Since he is ‘tell it how it is’ kind of person the reader should easily tell what little Marvin has on his mind. Marvin can be seen used as a symbol for the way people in general think. Where we all want to have the idea we are social and nice people that displays acts of selflessness, but deep inside our heads we all have baby Marvins’ creating self centered thoughts
He maintains a conscious naivety by using derisive underlying sarcasm masked by tactful verbal articulation in response to the authoritative and condescending tone of Herbert's letter, which allows for a persuasive and entertaining argument. Though Seaver uses humor to establish his purpose, he maintains the mutual respect between the two parties, despite him believing the conflict to be childlike and absurd. Since Herbert’s argument can be interpreted in multiple ways, Seaver attacks a fallacious interpretation of Herbert’s argument: the reason he is against the two companies using the same slogan is because consumers will be unable to tell the physical difference between a book and a beverage. Seaver says that “in order to avoid confusion between the respective products due to the slogan, each sales personnel is to make sure that what the customer wants is the book, rather than a Coke,” and adds that he fears “those who read (his) ad may well tend to go out and buy a Coke rather than (his) book.” Seaver also recognizes that Herbert cannot use the threat of the law and therefore ironically mentions his “strong sentiments concerning the First Amendment” and willingness to “defend to the death” Herbert’s right to use the slogan, even though his response was intended to regard his own rights. This ridicule
Finally, Trumbo belittles the reader by saying, “I know the truth and you don’t you fools. You fools you fools you fools...” (232). The repetition mixed in with the pronoun “you” ingrains the message that Trumbo is speaking to the reader and not in a positive way. No one wants to be called a fool, but people tend to believe things more easily if they are spoken directly to. In this case, both the second person and repetition cause the reader to feel at fault for their supposed stupidity and horrid actions.
As one can read in the next sentence, this is not the case with Curt and Ifemelu. She claims that Curt is always exclaiming, “I have an idea!” and this leads her to think of him as a “child surrounded by brightly colored toys…always being told his mundane ideas were wonderful.” This comes off as a bit strange to the reader because Ifemelu is supposed to be in love with Curt. However, the use of the word “mundane” in contrast with “wonderful” makes it appear as though some of Curt’s character flaws bother Ifemelu much more than she
In Much Ado About Nothing, wit was the down fall to many of the characters, but it was also used to provide the audience with comedic relief. Beatrice‘s and Benedick’s pride in their cleverness, Claudio’s assumptions and gullibleness, and Dogberry’s lack or wit and intelligence lead to the misunderstandings and Discoveries throughout the play (Dennis 224). Dennis is saying that each character had a fatal flaw that Shakespeare highlighted by having something terrible or having something ironic happen to them. This shows how he used the elements and levels of wit to captivate the audience by leaving the characters blind to what was really going on. The audience knew the plan for Beatrice and Benedick, but their own confidence in their wit betrayed them.
Stereotype is a funny thing to talk about because it’s easy to make a joke out of it. But when the stereotype is true, it’s really hard to deny the fact that the stereotype is not true and most people, including Asians, think that all stereotype is true. Stereotypes work like a labeling to a specific ethnic groups or person and to be honest, labeling people is not good so in my opinion, I think that we shouldn’t use certain stereotypes to describe a person. Otherwise, it doesn’t affect us