Man versus society

Man versus society

Man versus society is a shared theme of Frankenstein and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Young Frankenstein (1974) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) were released as the Vietnam War was ending, as American society grappled with Watergate, and as the Counter-Culture movement was coming to an end.


Answer the following question in a minimum of 500 words.

How are parody and satire used on modern (early 21st century) society? Find an example of an advertisement or video that you believe demonstrates your perspective on parody and satire. In a minimum of 500 words, explain how your selection parodies or satirizes modern society. Be sure to include a link to your advertisement or video so your classmates and instructor may also view it.

Parody and satire have long been sued to make social commentary, and comedy is often used as a means of escape by society. Answer the following questions in a minimum of 2,000 words:

Compare the satiric and parodic themes of social commentary as developed through humor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Young Frankenstein. What are the major similarities and differences between the two?

Do you believe that one film ultimately makes more powerful social commentary? Why or why not? Be sure to use direct quotations and examples from both novels, correctly cited, throughout your paper.

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