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Richard Nixon as Pinocchio, Richard II, and Santa Claus: the use of allusion in political satire. (Research Note)

Grofman, Bernard

The Journal of Politics, Feb, 1989, Vol.51(1), p.165(9) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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    Richard Nixon as Pinocchio, Richard II, and Santa Claus: the use of allusion in political satire. (Research Note)
  • Autor: Grofman, Bernard
  • Assuntos: Allusions -- Analysis ; Metaphor -- Analysis ; Political Satires -- Analysis ; Political Science Research -- Analysis
  • É parte de: The Journal of Politics, Feb, 1989, Vol.51(1), p.165(9)
  • Descrição: THE APPROACH TO THE USES OF METAPHOR AND ALLUSION IN POLITICAL SATIRE IS ROOTED IN THE INTERACTION VIEW OF METAPHOR OFFERED BY THE PHILOSOPHER MAX BLACK. THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON ONE CENTRAL ILLUSTRATION, THE ASSERTION THAT "RICHARD NIXON IS PINOCCHIO"-CONTAINED IN A 1970S MONOLOGUE BY THE POLITICAL SATRIST DAVID FRYE. THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT THE MEANING ATTACHED TO THIS ASSERTION REQUIRES US TO KNOW ABOUT BOTH RICHARD NIXON AND PINOCCHIO. THE MORE WE KNOW OF EACH, THE MORE SOPHISTICATED WILL BE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT MAKES THIS ALLUSION BOTH SATIRICAL AND APT. ALSO, FOR AN ALLUSION TO WORK, IT MUST NOT CONTAIN ELEMENTS THAT APPEAR TO CONTRADICT THE SATIRIST'S CENTRAL THRUST, AND THAT CENTRAL THRUST MUST BE COMPREHENSIBLE TO THE AUDIENCE EVEN IF SOME OF THE FINE POINTS MAY BE MISSED. MOREOVER, SOME ALLUSIONS ARE "RICHER" AND MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN OTHERS, SUCH AS THAT OF NIXON AS PINOCCHIO. TO DEMONSTRATE THESE POINTS, THE AUTHOR CONTRASTS TWO OTHER ALLUSIONS INVOLVING NIXON, ONE PORTRAYING HIM AS RICHARD II, THE OTHER AS SANTA CLAUS.

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