Hollywood and Motivation

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Satire, at its best, draws our attention to a societal problem through exaggeration and humor. But satire only works if it also contains a clear element of truth. In this exploration, you’ll look at two satirical critiques of adult disconnection with the younger generation. In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, an economics teacher has developed a clear level of comfort with speaking past all of his students. In a classic SNL skit, Chris Farley depicts an insecure adult attempting to motivate rebellious teens. Engage with the brief clips, and reflect on the patterns they uncover and critique.