The more directly Andersen's tales draw on his own emotional vulnerabilities or satirize his contemporaries, the more powerful they are.
They knew that their society needed to progress, and just to satirize it all the time wasn't going to do that.
He satirizes a variety of targets and yet none more than himself.
She teases, criticizes and satirizes American democracy, but she cares so much it's positively palpable.
As critically self-reflective as she always is, Rose also satirizes the role of the artist as muse and siren, by presenting herself as both subject and object of desire.
She suggests that the article is a horribly offensive diatribe that grossly over-generalises in its satirisation of the downtrodden Ulster underclass.
Their actions, inactions, mistakes, goofy procedures and right-wing tendencies are there - just waiting to be satirized .
The first version of the play used the story line of a senior official's abduction by a Mafia boss as a prelude to the main plot which satirized politicians and gangsters.
After several years of worrying about how to respond to the war, the motion picture industry even generated a movie satirizing its own anxiety.
This acid comedy satirizes the romantic travails of artsy twenty-somethings.