I’m trying to learn for my Literature class and I’m stuck. Can you help?
Analyze the parody of the show. The message being presented. Does it challenge the status quo? Promote it in someway? What is the cultural capital needed to understand the commentary and message. You can focus on a segment, or the show as a whole. This includes asking how the show is able to present an alternative view on issues, when other news-based shows are unable to do so (and just claiming it is because it is humorous is not complete).
KEY QUESTION: Do satirical news shows challenge the status quo and why?
You will develop an argument using this artifact. It is best to focus on one idea in each paper (such as race, gender, attractiveness, power, etc) and discuss how it relates to the society (this is how you bring in
the articles). Use at least 3 references (ASA citation) in each paper (at least 2 from class reader).