Determining The Satirical Nature

Wit, Satire, and Stereotypes

Work Time

Consider the three works you have just examined and the prior work you have done with film and television. Tackle the following questions for synthesis.

  • What is the difference between wit and satire? Can you give examples?
  • What happens if a writer crosses the line of humor and gets mean? What are some possible outcomes of this?
  • Are stereotypes fair? Explain.
  • What do stereotypes do more frequently: expose a truth or challenge a truth?

Open Notebook

Discuss your responses with your classmates.