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Old 08-22-2019, 05:30 AM
Novelty Bobble is offline
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Originally Posted by Miller View Post
Do you ever read satire? I'd imagine that it's nearly impossible to enjoy a work of satire entirely on its own merits, without any idea of what it's satirizing.
I read "Alice in Wonderland" and "Gulliver's Travels" as a kid and "Animal Farm" and "1984" as young lad without any knowledge of their background. I enjoyed them immensely on their own merits and as I've learned more about them I can honestly say that their emotional impact is not any greater now. From an academic and intellectual point of view I know more but I don't believe I am more effected by them or enjoythem more.
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