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1 Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change 2 The text I have chosen for this speech is and episode of Family Guy Family guy much like The Simpsons is a satire on the middle class society of America Some could go as far as to say that family guy to a certain extent is a parody of The Simpsons For those of you who do not know what family guy is here is a brief over view 3 Family Guy is an animated television series set in the town of Quahog Rhode Island The title character is the head of an Irish-Catholic lower-middle class family frequently beset by the consequences of his antics As a situation comedy the premise closely mirrors that of The Simpsons but the delivery of laughs is brought about quite differently 4 Brief cutaways and flashbacks to various points in history geography and reality involving the characters and their ludicrous actions are a staple of the shows unique brand of humor Seth MacFarlane who voices many of the characters created the show 5 The show revolves around the adventures of Peter Griffin and his family Peter is an incompetent production line worker at a toy factory and a bumbling drunken father yet still a dedicated family man His wife Lois is a stay-at-home mompiano teacher and the daughter of wealthy socialites Their children are the socially awkward and 6 status-conscious Meg the mentally slow yet artistically gifted Chris and the diabolically super-intelligent baby Stewie The family also lives with an intelligent cynical alcoholic talking dog named Brian From this description it is easy again to a certain extent to see how family guy is a parody of the Simpsons 7 each main character in family guy can be mirrored
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