Surprise is an emotion that rarely stands alone. Using situational irony, authors use surprising twists to manipulate the reader’s emotions beyond creating shock. For example, “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry utilizes situational irony to instill humor in those who read the short story. Guy de Maupassant also uses situational irony in “The Necklace,” but the feeling he creates is one of justice. Both short stories, when analyzed, show that the effects of situational irony on a reader’s emotions surpass creating surprise.
The audience can feel differently about the surprises or situational irony for the characters because of who they are and what they do throughout the story. O. Henry’s “Ransom of Red Chief” shows a humorous case of situational irony. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” can either create a sympathetic or lousy feeling for the characters of the story. Both authors from both stories create an unexpected twist which leads into conflicts which then leads into some circumstances. O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant both have a similar yet completely different case of situational
The two men just want the ransom money so that they can give the boy back to his father, “Do you think anybody will pay out money to get a little imp like that back home?” The two men can’t understand why anyone would pay money to get the little boy back, because he is rude, mean, and a little trickster. They up the price of money just because the little boy was defending himself, “That will cost the old man an extra $500,” says Bill, climbing over the wheel. This quote proves that the men only want money because, even though the boy threw a rock at the men in defense, and they just said that they would up the price for the old man to be able to get his son
They are all somewhat relatable and enjoyable, and the use of sarcasm and hyperboles make the reader feel less bad about themselves. When he relates himself to the situation, as well as includes small anecdotes about his own personal experiences, it helps the reader feel like they aren’t alone in certain situations. His columns are meant to point out our flaws, but to also let the reader know they aren’t alone. Maybe we aren’t so different after
Authors often manipulate the emotions of their readers through their writing. Situational irony is a device frequently used that creates the feeling of surprise by providing the story with an unexpected twist that catches the reader off guard. Along with surprise, situational irony can also create other emotions. For example, O. Henry uses situational irony in his short story “Ransom of Red Chief” to create the feeling of humor. Likewise, Guy de Maupassant uses situational irony in his short story “The Necklace” to create a feeling of sympathy.
In the story “The Ransom Of Redchief” the two main characters Bill and Sam decide to kidnap a kid so they can get money from the ransom. The choose Johnny (also known as Red Chief) to capture. Johnny is a very bad choice for a kidnapping for many reasons. Not only is Johnny very energetic and playful but he's also violent when he plays games, but most importantly his dad who would pay the ransom doesn't care enough to pay it. As already mentioned Johnny is extremely energetic and imaginative.
How would you feel if you were taken by two strange men,would you be scared,worried,sad, maybe even happy,well this kid had an emotion that you probably didn't expect. In the story The Ransom of the Red Chief the author illustrates the theme, If a person is determined to do something they could be blind to the things around them that could change how they feel about someone of something. In the story the two men think that since they have the boy they will get the ransom from the boy's father and get away with it “We demand fifteen hundred dollars in large bills for his return,”The two men expect the father to listen to their request but the plan ends up backfiring on them and they end up with a different offer for the kids return because they don't want him anymore and they want to get rid of him. They also think that
In the short story “Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, it used differences in the point of views of the characters to create dramatic irony by the characters Sam and Bill believing that the father will pay to get the son back, yet we can tell from the child 's actions that the father won’t pay that amount, so the father ends up getting paid to get the son back, which was humorous to us but not to the actual characters. An example from the text to support my claim is from page 25,” That boy had Bill terrorized from the start.” This shows that even though Bill was the kidnapper the kid was torturing him. This explains how from the beginning this child was too horrible for anyone to want to handle. We also know that dad, who spent most time with
The author does a good job of creating a plot where a background storyline of what is happening is present to further develop the story. Overall however, the story comes across as positive from the 3rd person view of a narrator, and the backstory doesn’t overshadow the main events which keeps the reader wanting to read more. The author, Josephina Niggli, may have developed this story because of her personal connections to the feelings or events in the story. A long ago party that left her wondering if she should pursue a so-called “Bad Boy” may have caused her to transform these personal memories into a more entertaining fashion. The character Sarita could easily be a representation of Josephina herself meaning that this story would be one built on facts and emotions that should have came easy for the author to transform into a compelling tale of mysterious and romantic relations with an unknown man.
Marv and Harry are the robbers found within the storyline of Home Alone and they show themselves to be very similar to the kidnappers in the story written long before their time in “The Ransom of Red Chief.” Marv and Bill have similar personalities. In both stories there's always a stupid partner I think this because one of them plans everything out and actually thinks about what they should do where the other one doesn't. Marv and Bill both end up getting hurt by Kevin and Red Chief.
“The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all. “In literature there are multiple types of irony like situational, dramatic and verbal. But in the story The Cask of Amontillado they use all 3 types of irony to foreshadow death and in the Ransom of Red Chief they use irony to create humor with all 3 types of irony. Though there are some similarities, O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe use 3 types of irony in Ransom of Red Chief and The Cask of Amontillado just differently.
In “The Interlopers”, irony is a key element the author Saki uses to convey the theme that when people hold grudges, the outcome of the feud is often tragic. The story tells of two rivaling families who lived in the Carpathian mountains, the Gradwitz and Znaeym families. The families quarrel began over the strip of land in between their properties. Both men claimed the land belonged to him and wanted all of it for himself. In the end there was lawsuit stating the land rightfully belonged to the Gradwitzes.
In the play the Crucible there are many central Ideas and themes . They show and develop over the course of the play making it more meaningful . This essay will express two main themes . One example of a theme in this play is irony . An example of irony is whenever in act two Proctor is restating his commandments and he forgets thou shall not commit adultery.
Madame Loisel learns in “The Necklace” that being greedy is not the way you want to live your life. In the beginning of the story, Madame Loisel is a greedy and spoiled person that thinks she deserves the most because she is beautiful. For example, when Madame Loisel gets upset over not having a nice dress for the ball she starts to cry, “Two great tears ran slowly from the corners of her eyes towards the corners of her mouth” (18). She demonstrates how greedy she is by already having an invitation to the ball but is still crying over her dress. This develops the theme that being greedy is not the way to live life because she shows greed and starts crying over her dress when other people would be incredibly ecstatic.