The 18th century is known as The Age of Enlightenment or The Age of reason, to stress the rational trend of the period and the attitude according to which reason and judgement should be the guiding principles for human activities. It saw the birth of a new literary movement: Neoclassicism or Rationalism.Why was satire popular in the 18th century English writers?
Satire was popular among English writers because this is their indirect way of shaming the aristocratic society that Britain had during those days. The humor is often dry and is misunderstood by outsiders where the focus of stories are on actual and current issues that are relevant to that particular age.What was the 18th century called?
The 18th century in england was called Augustan and it was a golden age with a political stability and power as a flourishing of the art. It was an age of materialist society, wordly, progmatic, responsive to economic pressure. His political institutions were hierarchical, hereditary and privileged.