Since his efforts do not work, his girlfriend leaves him to be happier with the caveman. This story is composed of different language elements such as: irony, symbolism, and allusions. Irony is a form of figurative language that is composed to explain the meaning of a story. There are four types of irony such as: situational, dramatic,verbal, and poetic justice. In the story “The Cavemen in the Hedges” the author includes examples of these four forms of irony.
Surprise is something authors use to make their stories more interesting. Authors often times surprise their readers by using something called situational irony. Situational irony is something authors use in their stories to make them interesting to the reader. O. Henry uses situational irony in his short story, “The Ransom of Red Chief” to create humor. Guy de Maupassant also uses situational irony in his story called “The Necklace.” He uses situational irony to make the reader have sympathy for the main character.
The Indian-ness of the book also attracted me as it became more relatable and relevant. Note on the author “Life is an exam where the syllabus is unknown and question papers are not set. Nor are there model answer papers.” – Sudha Murthy Sudha Murthy is a noted social worker and writer in Kannada and English. She is the wife of the noted computer genius Narayan Murthy, the founder of Infosys.’ She is known for her simplistic
Robert A.Heinlein once said “The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out alive”. Irony is powerful and can majorly affect someone’s life and emotions. Authors use situational irony to create an unexpected twist in the plot of the story. This grabs the reader's attention and also leaves the reader intrigued. For example the situational irony in “The Ransom of Red chief” by O.Henry gives the reader a humorous emotion, and the situational irony in “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant uses situational irony to make the readers feel sympathy.
Most irony is used intentionally, but in some cases it can be used unintentionally. Irony is used to illustrate a point which is better than just plainly saying something.The Crucible contains several examples of dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Dramatic irony is a situation of shock or drama in a story. This irony is most understood and known by the audience/person reading it, but is not yet understood by the characters in the story or play. In Act 1 Reverend Hale visits the Proctors home in Salem.
Guy de Maupassant from “The Necklace,” uses situational irony to create an enormous amount of sympathy for the characters of the story. Both authors, O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant, both acquire a tremendous case of situational irony in their stories. O. Henry uses situational irony to produce the effect of humor in “The Ransom Red Chief.” For instance, the boy that is being kidnapped, Johnny, is actually enjoying it. This is ironic because Johnny should be horrified, however he enjoys staying away from home. Instead of trembling with fear Johnny is bouncing with excitement and joy.
In the dystopian novella Animal Farm, by George Orwell, irony is very prevalent throughout the story. Verbal irony came mostly through the pigs violating the 7 commandments. Situational irony came to the story slowly, as the animals’ lives slowly deteriorated and the pigs’ lives became better. Dramatic Irony was not as common, occurring only a few times. Orwell used his point of view, third person omniscient, to portray a sense of irony quite well.
Another method of irony, is verbal irony. Verbal irony is used when a character lies or is sarcastic about a subject. Another way to use irony, is through situational irony. Overall, there are many different methods in which irony can make people feel certain ways. The author uses verbal irony to create emotion in “Labyrinth”.
In this context Maria Tymoczko observes in his work, Post Colonial translation :Theory and Practice (1999) that inter-lingual literary translations and cross cultural texts are essentially distinct forms of writing, but that translation can provide and analogue for post colonial