The Story of an Hour, and The Interlopers can be compared and contrasted in many different ways. They both make use of irony, and have similar endings. The theme, however, is different in these stories. Irony has three main uses. Verbal, situational, and dramatic.
Irony is the most powerful literary device used in the short story, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. First, a good example of irony in the story is “They were burdened with sashweights sand bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in.” (P,2 Line, 11-13) This quote is Ironic as it tells how this system was designed to hide beauty, yet beauty was still shown by the amount of restraints on the person. Second, another good example of irony is, “The spectacles were intended to make him not only half-blind, but to give him whanging headaches besides.
In “The Drunkard” by Frank O’Connor, situational and dramatic irony are used in the story in order to illustrate Larry’s leadership and maturity and Mick Delaney’s negative behavior and selfishness, while also introducing a humorous element. The use of irony helps to establish the idea that alcohol causes problems within a family. Situational irony is the primary example of irony, and it adds a sense of humor to the story. Larry is the protagonist and narrator of the story, and he is the character that introduces the situational irony. While Larry describes his father, Mick Delaney, as an alcoholic, Larry is the person who actually gets drunk.
Killing Lennie “You hadda, George. I swear you hadda” (Steinbeck 107). Slim, one of the main characters in Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, says this to George as they walk away from Lennie’s body. Slim helps George realize that he did the right thing by killing Lennie himself instead of letting someone else do it before he did.
How would one act if they discovered a potion that could change their whole life instantaneously? The short story The Chaser discusses the effects of what just a few drops of a love potion could do to someone’s life and how it will be changed forever. The idea of having everlasting love is an interesting and scary topic but this potion is something that is even scarier and could ruin one’s life completely. The short story, The Chaser, deals with situational irony as it shown throughout the story that the main character, Alan, is oblivious to the reality of what a love potion will really do.
The story the Pigman is about to highschoolers named John and Lorraine who befriended the Pigman after playing a joke on him. They had pretended to be charity workers and convinced him to donate $10. They continued going to his house when they could and eventually became good friends. Once they had started going over regularly they would go out to places like stores, zoos, and lots of other places. By the time they had become really good friends they had forgotten to tell Mr Pignati that they were just high schoolers and not charity workers.
The television series Shameless depicts a dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher who is a single father of six children in which he spends most of his days on drugs and having misadventures while his kids learn to take care of themselves and survive with doing petty jobs to keep their house. Among the many characters are Fiona, Carl, and Frank. Fiona is the main protagonist who is like the mother of the family and maintains the family afloat but the other siblings have to do their part in the household. Carl is the second youngest boy in the family who has struggles with fitting in society and tries to find who he is by being apart of different groups. In season six, episode three of the series, each characters uses satirical and comedic devices to address social issues of poverty, society, and parenthood that is shown through verbal irony, dramatic irony and understatement.
Two Friends and The Interlopers Comparison Introduction: The story “The Interlopers” by Saki and “Two Friends” by Guy de Maupassant have a plethora of similarities and differences. The following analyzes both stories and compares and contrasts them using the seven elements of fiction. Setting:
Do you think being in the face of danger and or death could bring people closer together? In the short stories “The Interlopers” by Saki and “Two Friends” by Guy de Maupassant, this task was reached. The stories relay a similar message about loyalty and fate. Their demonstrations of this theme are very dissimilar, however. The short story “The Interlopers” shares a team that fear can alter a friendship to the better while , “Two Friends” shares a team of alerting people that the Even when being put in the worst situations when someone who you value is there, fear is worthless to you.
Situational irony, dramatic irony, and verbal irony are used in stories like “The Cask Of Amontillado”, and “The Story of an Hour” to express emotion, make a story more interesting, and give a true meaning to a story. Situational irony was used in the stories “The Story of an Hour”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and “The Sniper” to add surprise and express the unexpected. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the wife, Mrs.Mallard, just received the news her husband died and she went into a room and stared out the window. When she did this the author said “ she was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window” (Chopin 2). The situational irony in this is that we, as the readers, thought she would feel revitalized and ready to take on the world, but she dies on the next page.
The novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is an outstanding book that demonstrates a lot of irony. Irony is the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect, according to Oxford Dictionaries. There are three types of irony. which are verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. In most cases, verbal irony is referred more to when words express something contrary to what someone says.
The love of money is the root of all evil. Sharing the tale of money, greed, and how it's evil is ironic for the Pardoner. Avarice is the true root of evil. The Pardoner starts off his talent by saying a Latin phrase that makes him seem ironic to tell this tale.
In Saki’s short story, “Interlopers”, Ulrich von Gradwitz character’s development from having a hatred mind and being cocky to being caring and forgivable, conveys that you need to get to know the person before concluding that the other person is bad. In the beginning, Ulrich illustrates an independent, cocky, and confident character. While Ulrich came upon Georg in the forest, “man to man, with none to witness,”(1) he is illustrating his independence and his bravery. This is significant because he thinks he is stronger and better than him and his party. The two men want to kill each other showing his hatred towards Georg even though this is the first time talking with each other.