Defining Satire

"About the lies a society tells itself"


One idea you’ll be thinking a lot about in this unit is, why satire? What makes this writing style so effective? “Boondocks” cartoonist Aaron McGruder said in an interview that satire is “about the lies a society tells itself.”

  • What do you think that means, and how does it connect with what you talked about today? Why might a society tell itself lies?

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