Stephen Leasock's "arcadian Adventures With The Idle Rich": Satire

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Russell S

 

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June 3, 2013

 

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vol. 20 p. 5). Whereas Swift's statement suggests that people are not offended by satire because readers identify the character's faults with their own faults; Garnett suggests that humour is the key element that does not make satire offensive. With any satire someone is bound to be offended, but the technique the author uses can change something offensive into something embarrassing...
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With any satire someone is bound to be offended, but the technique the author uses can change something offensive into something embarrassing. Stephen Leacock's Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich is a nonthreatening, humorous, and revealing satire of the moral faults of upper class society. The satire acts as a moral instrument to expose the effect money can have on religion, government, and anything within its touch...
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