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The Passing of Grandison Study Guide: The Passing of Grandison Remember, for our purposes satire is defined as a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption.
Chesnutt uses satire as social criticism to targets injustice and disparity in institutions of power, including government, businesses, and even individuals. The three overarching types of satire are: Menippean satire criticizes mental attitudes and ridicules character types, such as single- minded people, such as bigots, misers, and braggarts.
Horatian satire is marked by joviality and hilarity although moralizing Juvenalian is austere, harsh, and often punitive in tone Which forms of satire are used in this story? Give examples using concrete examples from the text. Is there a moral to the story? Does this story use irony or sarcasm? Explain your answer. Be sure to use concrete support from the text. How is irony used in this story? How is exaggeration used in this story? How does exaggeration contribute to understanding Grandison as a complex character?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ; The Passing of Grandison by Mark Twain ; Charles W. Chesnutt
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn portrays the escape of a fugitive black slave and a young white boy. Introducing episodic events during their journey, the author Mark Twain utilized satire and allusion to criticize the ignorant south. Similarly, The Passing of Grandison ridicules the self-righteous misconception that southern slaves were loyal. While both works encompass other key themes, both serve to censure the southern pro-slavery ideology thereby attempting to reflect on abolitionist sentiments and promote anti-racist sentiments. When the main character, for instance, Huck, stumbles upon the Grangerford family, he is informed that there is a long animosity between the Grangerford family and the Sheperdson families, and that they fought for so long that they forgot why they were fighting. Although it seems laughable, Mark Twain uses such absurdity to convince the audience that the southern lifestyle almost serves no constructive purpose. By dismissing the southern culture, slavery, the very core of southern values and economy, is also condemned.
The Passing of Grandison
It was pretty good just a little difficult to read Jun 18, Daniel rated it liked it The story begins by relating the story of a white man who was imprisoned for trying to help a black man escape to Canada in the s. In an attempt to win the heart of Charity Lomax, Dick Owens decides to emulate the aforementioned white man and help one of his father hundred or so slaves to escape to Canada. He takes a trip up North with one of his fathers slaves, a man named Grandison, who appears to be the most loyal of all of Mr. Owens slaves. Dick and Grandison travel to Boston and Niagara The story begins by relating the story of a white man who was imprisoned for trying to help a black man escape to Canada in the s. Dick and Grandison travel to Boston and Niagara Falls, among other places, and he repeatedly gives opportunities for Grandison to escape, but the loyal Grandison never does.