From its inception, the world had never been a perfect place, so human beings make attempts to improve the world through many strange and varied forms. So, comedy and satire became tools of “punishment” and “shame”, in order to draw attention to our habits, reactions, acts etc..
- Brainstorm a modern issue affecting America or the larger world.
- Create a video version of your own satirical proposed solution to the problem you choose
- Audience is fellow students
- You are one group, six members. All appear in video.
Like Swift’s work, your proposal should
- Be both playful and ultimately shocking or ridiculous
- Shine a light on a real issue
- Use imagery (images, sounds and verbal imagery) to affect the viewer
- Use irony – is one of the most common tools of satire, and it expresses something that opposes itself or what is expected. Bender defines irony
- Use exaggeration – overstating something in order to highlight your point
- Use juxtaposition: putting two unconnected ideas into correlation
- Use oxymoron: combine two contradictory terms.
- Use parody: to imitate, to impersonate others in order to ridicule them or point out how ridiculous they or their ideas are.
THIS IS DUE TUESDAY TUESDAY THE 16th.