This question is based on General Literary Principles.
A satire employs
A satire is a literary work that employs sarcasm, irony, and humor to criticize and ridicule human behavior or societal conventions. It uses wit and humor to expose and criticize human vices, follies, or shortcomings, with the aim of correcting them. Therefore, option D, "sarcasm and humor for social criticism," is the correct answer. While satire may contain elements of comedy and farce, its main purpose is not merely to amuse or entertain, but to provoke thought and stimulate change.