A satire is a genre of literature or sometimes visual arts (including performing arts) which ridicules shortcomings or vices belonging to humans or some deficient practices/ attitudes in a society (it can even have modern forms of expression like internet memes). The aim of this shaming is to draw attention to these problems in order to address/ eliminate them. Given that satire is a powerful strategy to produce change around us and address society’s imperfections, it can represent a valuable lesson and hence, a frequent topic in essays or papers assigned to students. Prior to writing a satire essay or analyzing a satire, it might be very useful to check a few samples both for content, style, and structure.
Satire, Catch-22, Yossarian, Novel, Joseph Heller, Doc Daneeka, Closing Time, Cold War