What is Satire?

Definition: Satire is the literary art of diminishing a subject by making it ridiculous and evoking towards it attitudes of amusement, contempt or scorn. Characteristics: Satire uses laughter as a weapon to convince the listener or reader of the author’s position. Satire “derides” a problem or situation. Satire may be individual, this is called “Personal…

Canadian Nationalism

At the root of the split in Canada is the reality that two European empires had colonized and dominated history after contact. Of course we talking about the tensions between Canadians of British and French backgrounds. During the phase of the Canada’s early development after confederation frustrations on both sides often boiled over as result…

German and Prussia History

From 1815 to 1847 –          The restored rulers of the German states would reverse/weaken any reforms from the Napoleonic period –          Student fraternities (Burschenschaft) the most radical element in Germany Conservative Historian assassinated, Metternich convinces Emperor of Austria/King of Prussia to institute the Carlsbad Decrees (dissolve fraternities & censorship) –          Further revolts towards 1830 German…