School for Scandal

What is the author's style in School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

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Satire is style that the author relies on. Satire attempts to blend social commentary with comedy and humor. Satire does not usually attack any individual but rather the institution he or she represents. The intent is to expose problems and create debate that will lead to a correction of the problem. In School for Scandal, Sheridan satirizes a society that is so shallow that gossip and slander— and the destruction of a reputation—are forms of entertainment.