Europamester Satire Essays

Satire om Henrys vej mod debutromanen efterlader for mange spørgsmål

Skal man le af Lone Abuars' fjerde roman, eller skal man have ondt af hovedpersonen?

Mens vi snasker rundt i Klaus Rifbjergs efterladte småperfiditeter om navngivne kollegaer og konkurrenter, minder Lone Aburas os om, hvor galt det kan gå, hvis man glemmer at dø, inden man får sendt sine svinerier på gaden. Hendes fjerde roman, ’Det kommer til at ske’, er en slags autofiktionens konsekvensberegning skrevet med forståelse for stoffets underholdningsværdi og med en bekymret smilende afstand til det fortællende forfatterjeg: Hvor ussel kan man blive. Og hvor dum!

Henry har knap fået studenterhuen på, før hans dagbogslignende tekst ved en kammerats ufine mellemkomst lander i en forlagsredaktørs vridende hænder. Henry, der har »store planer« for sit liv, overtales med et snuptag og en omgang billig ros af denne bogbranchens klassiske overskurk til at »skrue op« for dramaet i beskrivelsen af barndommens omsorgssvigt. Mor gik i søen, og far foråd sig på chokolade og angsten for dommedag, mens psykologer og pædagoger gjorde store øjne. »Der bliver nødt til at være noget konfliktstof«, fremturer redaktøren og foreslår, at Henry gør veninden Alma »mere usympatisk« og vennen Adam til hellig kriger. »Der er ikke nogen, der er så gode i virkeligheden«. Eller måske er der? Adam er en ualmindelig kammeratlig kammerat, hvis hjem er ualmindelig hjemligt og hvis åg af omverdenens fordomme er ualmindelig tungt: Lærerne fatter ikke, at Adam, hvis fortid er ’belastet’ og vist også lidt etnisk, pludselig kan regne sine regnestykker selv. Er det synd for Adam? Er det sjovt?

I hvert fald. Henry har større ambitioner end at støtte sin gamle skoleven fra »betonen«; han gennemtrumfer sit bogprojekt og beholder de rigtige navne (fejl nummer 1) og fremstiller veninden Alma som »emsig og smådesperat« (fejl nummer 2). På romanens sidste sider iscenesætter Lone Aburas så Alma & Adams store hævnaktion, hvis fiffige finale, ganske som Henry siger, ligner »et dårligt filmmanus«.

»Var det en fælde? En intrige? Det kunne jeg selvfølgelig ikke tro. Jeg lo lidt forskrækket«. Uden at røbe fældens karakter kan man godt røbe, at Henry ikke blot bliver holdt for nar, han får også til opgave selv at beskrive sin naragtighed, nu han er sin egen fortællings forfatter.

Det er lige her, i valg af fortælleposition, romanen har sin svaghed.

Problemet er, at Lone Aburas' nye roman lægger sig et lunkent sted i svinget mellem komedie og socialrealisme

Lone Aburas har en skræmmende – og for det meste skræmmende god – ligefremhed i den måde, hun fremskriver tidens dårskab og dagsordensættende temaer på i sine romaner. Da hun skulle udgive dét, medierne og bogbranchen samstemmende har døbt »den svære toer«, tog hun klicheen på ordet og døbte sin anden roman ’Den svære toer’. Som ikke lignede nogen svær andengangsfødsel, snarere en velskabt roman. Da bogmafiaen så råbte på samfundsromaner og litteratur med holdning, svarede Aburas koldsindigt igen med den ondeste sædeskildring fra samfundets velmenende fedtlag, ’Politisk roman’. Så kan vi lære det! Nu er det ’forfatterens fortumlede vej mod debuten’, der, ligesom i debutromanen ’Føtexsøen’ udsættes for Aburas’ aldrig amokløbende, men punktvis ondt rammende satire.

Selv om etikken omkring selvbiografisk stof er blevet vendt og drejet, kan vi – som Rifbjerg-bogen viser – godt klare endnu en runde. Problemet er, at Lone Aburas’ nye roman lægger sig et lunkent sted i svinget mellem komedie og socialrealisme. Et sted, hvor det er svært at holde af, med, eller bare fast i den sprogtone, der er Henrys. Som nok tager farve af tidens og kammeraternes slang; »fråder«, »mega«, »sindz«, »IRL«, uden at stemmen bliver rigtig klar, sjov eller interessant. Hvis Aburas havde redigeret sin unge forfatterkollegas genfortælling strammere, grebet ind, når selvrefleksionen bliver indlysende slap, ville faren selvfølgelig være, at Henry kaldte på den respekt, som tilsyneladende ikke er Aburas’ ærinde. Tilbage står jeg med en uvished om, hvad ærindet egentlig er. Hvornår er det sjovt, hvornår er det synd?

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Satire Essay Topics List

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, satire is defined as “humor that is used to make fun of and often show the weaknesses of someone or something.” Satirical or satire essays often make use of humor, irony, and hyperbole to poke fun or criticize an object or a person. A majority of these are aimed at politicians, particular events, or even celebrities. The purpose of writing a satirical essay is simply to entertain readers and therefore, topic selection is indeed critical.

Consequently, here are examples of satire essay topics you can consider when writing your essay:

  1. Increased fixation with social media platforms.
  2. Employment: The harder you work, the lesser the pay.
  3. The US government struggle to develop a new health care act.
  4. The federal budget and its flaws.
  5. Kevin Durant getting booed in return to Oklahoma.
  6. The rift between Dalai Lama and the Chinese government.
  7. Increased rate of teenage pregnancies.
  8. Workplace harassment.
  9. Sexual harassment in the workplace.
  10. Gender bias in the workplace.
  11. Problems the upper-class individuals face.
  12. Facebook and Instagram friends are the best.
  13. How to twist a lie and make it convincing.
  14. Why school is a waste of time.
  15. Video game skills should be considered during job interviews.
  16. Why the phrase “Any publicity is good publicity” makes zero sense.
  17. The recipe of being an annoying human being.
  18. How to change from an extrovert to an introvert.
  19. Special guidelines on how to fail in your exams.
  20. Do politicians tell lies?
  21. Why should the Avengers lead our troops in the fight against ISIS?
  22. Why I will hire Mike Ross and Harvey Specter as my lawyers?
  23. Do we really need gun control?
  24. Why global warming is simply a hoax?
  25. Advantages of being homeless.
  26. Do we really need the freedom of speech?
  27. Writing a movie review on a movie you have never watched.
  28. How to avoid getting punished even while you are on the wrong?
  29. How to pass your exams without studying?
  30. Reasons why dropping out of school is important for some people.
  31. Why it is important to have your teenager son/daughter as your financial advisor.
  32. Why you should be friends with your parents on social media.
  33. Why it is important not to ignore strangers.
  34. Reasons why some men should consider being stay-at-home dads.
  35. Why your pet will never assume the role of your best friend.
  36. What diseases has music really cured?
  37. If the ozone layer is depleted, what will we be left with?
  38. Who is the slave, man or technology?
  39. What should be the appropriate sentence or punishment for animal cruelty charges?
  40. What exactly is meant by the phrase “rat race”?
  41. Are rats also involved in their rat race?
  42. Reasons why girls workout more than boys.
  43. Eliminating currency can help solve the problem of lack of money.
  44. Why cars should be banned to help reduce air pollution.
  45. Why FIFA should make soccer watching illegal to avert the dangers of hooliganism.
  46. Food should be distributed according to a person’s body weight.
  47. Equal salaries are the only solution to help eliminate social prejudice.
  48. What will we do when the graves become overcrowded?
  49. Using illegal immigrants as free workforce can help prevent others from coming.
  50. Why TV shows currently make a strong case to be considered as babysitters.
  51. If you wake up as Kanye West tomorrow, would you remain married to Kim?
  52. As president for a day, which basketball game would you rush to watch?
  53. Each country should build a wall round its borders to help keep its people in.
  54. Is healthcare as complicated as the Republicans are making it to be?
  55. Will it ever be possible to assign one’s sleeping time to a robot?
  56. Should teachers be required to wear uniforms?
  57. How to win an argument with your girlfriend.
  58. How to break up with your girlfriend via social media.
  59. A guy’s hairdo advice for girls.
  60. Steps on how to be annoying on social media.
  61. How politicians lie and blame it on their duty to the citizens.
  62. Things to do to avoid getting into a relationship.
  63. What to do when your boss finds you mocking them.
  64. Ten reasons why brushing your teeth brings you closer to your grave.
  65. What are some of the problems that the working class individuals face?
  66. How to arrange and have an awkward date with your crush.
  67. Why Donald Trump is my hero.
  68. How not to do your chores.
  69. What to do when surrounded by zombies.
  70. If my identity is stolen, will I have a different face?
  71. How to always show up late for dates.
  72. How not to get asked what you are currently doing with your life.
  73. How aliens built the Great Chinese Wall.
  74. How to breakup with your girlfriend without talking to her.
  75. How to defeat terrorists by downing our fighting gear.
  76. How to be a nosy friend.
  77. Here are some of the real causes of global warming.
  78. Why I will be voting for Captain America as the 46th President of the United States.
  79. Why we need an off button for the Internet.
  80. Why conservative media houses should exclusively cover news regarding Trump.
  81. Google is indeed making us more knowledgeable and hard-working individuals.
  82. Why I prefer North Korea’s press freedom to ours.
  83. Why women lift heavier weights than men especially in the gym.
  84. Why recycling is the worst remedy for environmental pollution.
  85. Top 10 reasons why Russia is America’s closest ally.
  86. Reasons why Brexit is good for Britain.
  87. Five reasons why animals should have equal rights as human beings.
  88. Why deforestation must continue to help accommodate the surging number of people.
  89. Is capitalism the direct opposite of communism?
  90. Should people be forced into interracial marriages so as to help eliminate racial discrimination?
  91. Why Kenneth Bone became an Internet sensation during the presidential debate.
  92. Five reasons why President Trump was sniffing a lot during the debate.
  93. Why President Trump has the best temperament compared to a majority of former US presidents.
  94. Why President Trump is likely to deliver on all of his promises before his first 100 days in office are over.
  95. Why I prefer taking the trash out over all other chores.
  96. Why the barter system is better than the current monetary system.
  97. How students can experience a stress-free environment in college.
  98. How mathematics came to be my favorite subject in school.
  99. Why the government is right to infringe on our privacy.
  100. Where do all the mismatched socks disappear to?
  101. Some of the inherent mistakes within our families.

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