Juvenalian or Horatian approach

Juvenalian or Horatian approach

Guiding Questions


In small groups, share your responses to the Guiding Questions from the Closing in Lesson 8.

  • What is satire, and when is it too harsh?
  • How can humor and irony make you more persuasive?
  • What do you think is funny? How far would you go to satirize it?
  • Who gets more reaction—satirists or protesters?

Stock Character Cartoon

Work Time

Return to your stock character cartoon.

  • Continue to work with your partner to create a cartoon of a stock character in high school today.

Remember, it’s your choice whether you’d like to make the character more than a caricature. The key, as with all satires, is to make your subject recognizable and familiar through your use of concrete details.

Share your work when you’re done, so your classmates can enjoy it.

Stock Character Cartoon Review

Work Time

Look at your classmates’ cartoons and consider the following.

  • What is being satirized in each cartoon?
  • What are the details that bring each character to life the most?
  • Who are the most effective stock characters?
  • Who are the most Juvenalian stock characters?
  • Who are the most Horatian stock characters?

Stock Character Awards

Work Time

Discuss your opinions about the stock character cartoons with your classmates and come to a consensus on the most effective stock character, the most Juvenalian stock character, and the most Horatian stock character.

  • Who is the most effective stock character? What made the character work so well?
  • Who is the most Juvenalian stock character? What details made the most Juvenalian character so harsh?
  • Who is the most Horatian stock character? What details made the most Horatian character so gentle?
  • Was the “most effective” cartoon more Juvenalian or Horatian?

Other Satirical Strategies


Complete a Quick Write.

  • What other satirical strategies could you use to make the class favorite for the most effective cartoon even stronger?

Open Notebook

Poverty?s Poster Child


Think about what you know about Native Americans and their lives today.

  • Read a column describing the lives of Native Americans today.
  • As you read, think about how you would describe, as precisely as possible, what the author, Nicholas Kristof, wanted his audience to feel or do. What was his purpose?