[SOLVED] Political Ideas and Beliefs
How would you write a mock-apotheosis/deification today? Which powerful figure would be its subject? Who do you imagine might be its author? What are some concrete physical, character-, or other traits the satirist might mock or belittle, and how or why might he choose these? What might make these funny (and true)? What political, policy, ideological, or other ideas, beliefs, and practices of the satirized might the satirist identify and satirize? And what might the political, ideological, entertainment, or other potential purposes of such a satire be? Make sure to justify yourself: explain why you’ve made the choices that you have, and esp. how they relate to Seneca.Directions:This should be 2 pages, double spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 size font.As always, you will be evaluated on the quality of your writing. You will also be evaluated on your understanding of the principles behind this exercise, in this case, how satire functions. So your assignment must show an awareness of the purposes and strategies that satirists adopt in order to achieve their stated (or unstated goal. You may consider how and why satire mocks, belittles, but also creates community; how it might combine high and low registers and content, and how it is used as a tool to make broader political and cultural observations and statements.
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