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well a satire means the ridicule of human folly so The Great Carbuncle is a satire because it makes fun of how all the different people tried to reach the gem but all failed but Matthew and Hannah. The Seeker died before he could reach it, the cynic was to blinded by his stuborness, and all the rest of the people got lost; so in the end only the people with the good intentions found the gem and even when they found it thhey did not take it. So its making fun of people who are so wrapped up in material wealth that they dont see wht really matters.
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