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The Mikado: Criticism The English Society And Beliefs

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Words are used for communication, and the meaning behind a word is for expression. Humans created languages, word forms, and symbols to understand different individuals. Along with the human history, languages are not just for communicating the daily bases. Instead, people use words, languages, and symbols to pass their own thoughts and beliefs to the others. For example: William Schwenck Gilbert used the operetta The Mikado to criticize the English society and beliefs. The Mikado is the musical comedy theater, as we know it was made popular by Gilbert and Sullivan. The Mikado reflects sharply in its mirror both English sentimentality and English acquiescence of brutality.
One of the faulty logic of the false dilemmas that when the Mikado declared each judge must be his own executioner he meant the executioner had to cut his own head off. This declaration of execution represents English acquiescence of brutality and the unreasonable laws and culture. William Schwenck Gilbert plays wording nicely on making jokes to the Japanese, but indeed to the English people.
In The Mikado, the sparking lyrics and the vagaries of love set in a fanciful Japanese society. For example: KO-KO (Lord High Executioner of Titipu) is engaged to YUM-YUM (Ward of KO-KO). Even YUM-YUM doesn't like KO-KO, she can't refuse him because of in Japan girls do not arrive at years of discretion until they are fifty- from seventeen to forty-nine are considered years of indiscretion (Gilbert, 1885). Usually, people don't marry to their own daughters, but the English aristocrats do- they only allow to marry their own family members enable them to keep their pure blood relation, that is English sentimentality. <...

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