Many authors have applied lampooning in their work to bring to light certain issues by criticizing different ideas in society such as politics, class division, wealth, and marriage by adding irony, sarcasm, and ridicule to emphasize the ludicrousy of the issue the author evaluated. One author that incorporated lampooning in his plays was Oscar Wilde. For example, in The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde publicly criticized the Victorian society so that audience was conscious of the foolishness that occurred in their society. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde used irony and satire to ridicule the views of the upper class, such as their obsession with wealth, their shallow, and materialistic personality. One of the many issues Oscar
He also satirises the naivety of society and how people 's unquestioning absorption of propaganda only encourages the media to exploit them on a broader level. This idea is also illustrated through Leunig’s Sir Good Strong Cardigan where the increasing fear of Islamic terrorism is expressed through a cartoon showing the power that lies in the creation of false stories and information that manipulate the public for political ends. Through both of these texts, we see that people in a position of power have the ability to alter the public 's perspectives in order to portray a particular message. The representations of people in politics can be depicted by those in control and have the ability to manipulate the information received by the public, however, this
It’s objective was to make the so-called ‘sinners’ aware of their wrongdoings and compel them to repent. The most important feature of a sermon is the application of a scripture text to the personal experience of the listener. Especially this last part is what reduced many of Edwards’s listeners to tears. In Edwards’s sermon the scripture text is “Their foot shall slide in due time”. This meant that eventually, all sinners would be punished by God, which could be at any time.
By shedding light on areas that need addressing, Russell rightly stirred a great deal of controversy and disagreement. Frequently, our man-made traditions, behaviors, and actions within a religion are wrongly designated as holy, but as we often say in class, “absolute power corrupts absolutely”; this is very evident in the watering down of Christian tradition through the power-grabbing tendencies of human nature. However, as in any aspect of life, if we are not willing to look into the parts of ourselves that need improvement, we will never grow. Though I may disagree with his broad categorization of Christians, I agree that his points are valid and definitely give the Christian faith a great deal to consider and work to improve
Arnold and Beyer (2015) explain that Job deals “with undeserved suffering and the attendant problem of theodicy…[that is] the attempt to justify God’s ways in the world” (p. 270). Job and his friends hold a theology of retribution: blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28). Consequently, as they correctly believe that God is righteous and just, Job’s friends blame Job himself for his sufferings. Elihu summarizes their beliefs, “It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice. He repays a man for what he has done; he brings upon him what his conduct deserves” (Job 34:12 & 11, New International Version).
Miller writes, “Parris: Now Mr. Hale’s returned, there is hope, I think - for if he brings even one of these to God, that confession surely damns the others in the public eye, and none may doubt more that they are all linked to Hell. This way, unconfessed and claiming innocence, doubts are multiplied, many honest people will weep for them, and our good purpose is lost in their tears”.(128). This clearly shows understatement because they act like it is no big deal they are trying to get people to falsely confess because they want the public to think they are doing the right thing and helping. Furthermore, Miller uses understatement cleary to convey his meaning. Clearly, Miller uses characterization to convey his meaning.
The themes taken up in Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Much Madness is Divinest Sense,” are those of sanity, insanity, and rebellion. For instance, many of Dickinson’s poems reflect her own feelings and moods towards the society she lives in. According to critic Joyce Hart, “Dickinson writes that the majority defines the term ‘madness’ and judges it to be wrong. The majority dictates the rules, and those rules demand conformity. To go against the majority means the perpetrator with be punished.” By using a paradox, and the inversion of this paradox, connotation, and denotation, Dickinson is able to show the fact that people who are mad may actually be the people who have any sort of sense and challenges the constructs of the society she lives in.
William Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Massive Dispute of Jealousy, Envy, and Betrayal The emotion or feeling of deep insecurity of other people whether they are close to us or not. Jealousy is demonstrated throughout Shakespeare’s infamous play “Othello” many times. The play shows readers that one bad eggs evil ways can ruin prosperous ventures for everyone. Throughput the play there is one main character, Iago who disputes the main traits of jealousy and betrayal. Betrayal can be used to manipulate the antagonist character, from thoughts to many traits of black mailing.
Therefore, for those who are quick-tempered and get angry easily, if they do not control their emotions well, they will be easily exploited by someone else, especially the enemy. Sometimes the enemy will provoke the quick-tempered people to get advantages from them, or even just to make fun of them. There are even some times that they get provoked without intention from the one who caused it. But in the end, the quick-tempered people will get hurt. This is because after they snap out from their angers, they will regret what they did when they are angry.