In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, had plenty of caricatures. Caricatures are characteristics that are over exaggerated in order to create a comic or a grotesque. Mark Twain has written The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with characters that have plenty caricatures, and one of the characters that was easy to spot out is Pap. The examples of pap’s caricatures are very disturbing, with nauseating alcoholism, unpleasant abuse to his son, and finally for inappropriate racism. The first example of pap’s caricatures is alcoholism, the first example in this book is “After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whisky there for two drunks and one delirium tremens” (26).
Making it very clear to him that they are different and, therefore, won’t get along with each other. Being barred from relationships based on differences was the biggest source of frustration for Pip before he received his great expectations. Dickens uses Pip to display how wealth can change someone and make them forget what made them wealthy to begin with. It was Pip’s anger towards the system and determination to change others’ perception of him that got him where he is. Pip tries to ignore this part of his life and isn’t able to see the pain that the convict feels even though he had previously felt the same
Great Expectations is about a boy who is trying to move up in a social rank. He is taken to Miss Havisham so that she can teach him “proper manners.” However, he is treated as less of a person and left disappointment when he fell in love with Estella and she did not feel the same way. Later on, he finds out that he has a benefactor who has left Pip with a large amount of money, and Pip starts getting arrogant. Eventually, Pip regrets his mistakes in the past and tries to return to his old life and realizes it is too late. Therefore I would be changing the story into the late 1950’s to demonstrate the popularity inequality, the circumstantial issues, and the resolution to those issues.
Franklin uses the literary device of satire to criticize the unfair treatment of the court system. Miss Polly Baker uses satire when she defends herself against her crime by saying she should not be punished or publicly humiliated because she did not hurt anyone; however, she should have a statue built in her memory because she has helped the country. She has increased the population and added on to the numbers of kings, which was expected of individuals during this time period. Miss Polly Baker is ridiculing the absurd law, which punishes women for having bastard children. Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker’ uses satirical elements, by adding comedy onto something that is being criticized, which defined the beginning of the American short story period.
The satire shown at the end of the play had the tone of intimacy that indicates that the characters were realizing the error in their personality. Bill and Betty begin to deepen the conversation that the two were having by asking more questions about each other. The first intimate satirical reference happened after Betty stated “Absolutely. I’ll bet you’re a Scorpio” (Ives 15). The snide comment about Bill was the last reference of satire in the play.
Several instances show in the novel that characters say something and their actions don’t match their word. For instance, when the Widow Douglas told Huck that he could not smoke because smoking was “a mean practice and wasn't clean” (2). Miss Watson herself, however, chewed tobacco. Other characters in the novel also serve as the form of satire to hypocrites. The duke, right away says that “ - all black men are thieves - ” (--).
In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens tells the story in the perspective of a young boy growing up in England during the Victorian Era. Philip “Pip” Pirrip is the protagonist, where we discover his life experiences and expectations through his narration. Pip’s sister, Mrs. Joe, and her husband, Mr. Joe, greatly influence his childhood. He meets many people later on who teaches him that not everyone will be happy and what it really means to have “great expectations”. Through Pip’s journey, Dickens suggests that happiness becomes achievable if one learns to accept and fix their flaws.
Of Mice, Pearls, and Critics Former British prime minister Winston Churchill once said that “criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” Many writers use their work as a way to address real-life issues. These issues could be personal, political, social, religious or economic in nature. This form of writing is typically referred to as social criticism.
Prior, in Chapter XXXII, there is a representation of the bad form of the legitimate framework as Pip converses with Wemmick, who advises him that he is in route to the notorious Newgate jail where Mr. Jaggers has been contracted by a thief. At the point when Pip inquires as to whether the man is liable, Wemmick answers, "Favour your spirit and body, no....But he is blamed for it." Without uncertainty, the story of Great Expectations depicts a criminal equity framework that dehumanizes certain individuals and debases others. Thusly, Charles Dickens makes clearing social feedback in Great Expectations, making it one of the best books about social change. Some of these issues are as yet pertinent to our own circumstances and this demonstrates the all inclusiveness of the Novel.
As he reads them, the narrator introduces the resumed plot of each one. Trout uses science fiction and its different elements such as cognitive estrangement and structural fabulation in order to build a metaphor that guides the reader into thinking about an aspect of society that the author wants to criticize. This communicative piece intends to portray social criticism in the way Vonnegut does it, but taken to our reality and analyzing aspects we want to condemn. We opened the book on chapter nine and decided to write our own new plot as if Billy Pilgrim was the one reading it. We wrote the text and inserted it as part of the chapter in order to adhere it to the rest of society’s criticism seen in the book in the very best Vonnegut style.