The Still Alarm is a fictional society that parody British society. The term parody refers to the practice of placing satirical comments or exaggerations about a subject in order to make fun of it without fully caricatur
The term parody was first used in the late 1400s to refer to military tactics that were modeled on earlier strategies, but which were exaggeratedly new and novel.
Parody has been used in literature and culture ever since, including when we think of Russian vodka or the perfume Vanilla Bell.
This article will discuss which line from the Still Alarm contains a parody of British society and what this line does.
“Is it a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals?”
The line between satire and serious social commentary can be thin. When a line is drawn, it can make or break a piece of writing.
In the Still Alarm, the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals is a spoof of British society. The society represents all the wrong things in life, including animal rights groups that oppose elective surgery.
This parody makes sense in light of the novel’s setting: at a gas station near an animal research facility.
“Are you prepared to state what time you returned home last evening?”
This may be a hard question to answer, so do not make the assumption that everyone is home around 6:00 p.m.!
Many people return home late, or early, depending on what they were doing before they came home. Some were sleeping, while others were watching TV or sleeping more seriously!
If you answered yes to this question, then you are correct! The night time society we live in is very serious. Only the most important things need be addressed during this time.
However, between 7:00 and 7:30 a few people start getting busy and personal again. The first thing they should do is get a good night’s sleep! This reawakens the rest of the population and makes them more prepared for what next day will be like.
“Have you ever studied massage?”
The term massage has been around for a while, but in the last few years it has gained popularity as a way to relax and spa-ify yourself.
While not exactly massage, the term parody has been used in relation to society, having a slight tinge of humor to it.
Parody media such as television shows, plays, and movies use certain terms and concepts that are not necessarily translated into English but convey the same thing.
This is true for words like fashion, entertainment, and spic and spicly. When these words are put together, they create parody fashion TV shows like The Floozy Show or entertainment like George S. Kaufman’s Still Alarm presidential commission on terrorism.
“Are you familiar with the mechanics of a trolley car?”6) “Do you always take this route to work?”7) “What is your occupation, sir? What was your occupation, madam? Have either of you ever acted as an agent for an insurance company or life assurance company or loan company or government bonds or stocks… ? Are either of you in good health… ? Do either of you have any physical disabilities… ? Are either of you in financial need… ? Have either of your families been troubled by insanity… ? Do either of your families have a history going back more than three generations in this country… ? How many children do each of you have… ?”8) “…any children born out-of-wedlock… ?”9) “Do any members live with one or both parents who are not part o…”10) “…a member has suffered depression associated with eating food containing wheat…”11) “Does anyone suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome?”12) “Have any members changed their diets recently, especially toward vegetarianism…?13)”Have any members changed their exercise patterns recently,… ?”14)”Did anyone see anything unusual at or near the time and place that the incident occurred…?15)”Is there anything else that might help us understand what happened here…?16)”Was there a disturbance at home recently,… ?”17)”Did anyone here know the deceased… ?”.18)…the identity and whereabouts and well-being now [of]…”19)…the results [of] medical tests [for…]20)…the names, addresses and phone numbers [and e-mail address]21)…the dates when individuals joined our community.22)…our records regarding payments made.23)…our membership list.24).25).26).27).28).29).”30).”31).”32).”33).”34).”35).”36).[if applicable].”37)[if applicable].”38).[if applicable].”39)[if applicable].40)[if applicable].41)[if applicable].42).[if applicable].43).[if applicable].44)[if applicabl45).[when applying];
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