Satire In Connecticut Yankee
The story A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur?s Court was written by Mark Twain. Mark Twain is an author known for all of his best-selling novels, also, for the satire used in his stories.
Satire is poking fun at a social custom, political practice, individual, or an organization in an attempt to get people to recognize and correct a problem.
There were many instances that satire was used in both Twain and Malory?s version. Hank fools everyone into thinking that he has magical powers. One of the biggest tricks he pulled was when he was getting ready to get executed. He told them that he would take the sun away from them, but they ended up moving the execution up a day, therefore, there was no eclipse. Somehow though, they had gotten the date mixed up and it really was time for the eclipse. So he tricked them into believing that he was taking the sun away from them, and they named him chief executive.
Also, Merlin tries telling everyone that Hank really doesn?t have any magical talents. To
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