An Age-Old Target Of Satire

Targets of Satire Comparison

Work Time

As you move through your texts and videos, you’ll want to think about what you are gathering on how this target group has been dealt with through the years. Take notes and discuss with your group as you work.

  • How do the various satires compare with one another? What, in particular, is commonly satirized about your topic? Are there universal qualities?
  • Where on the satirical tone scale would you put each—more Horatian or Juvenalian? Can you make any generalizations about the level of harshness of satire for your target?
  • What lines can you excerpt from the texts or videos for your presentation?

Open Notebook