Wit, Satire, and Stereotypes
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?
Discuss your responses with your classmates.