Consumed by sorrow and suffering destitution, Monsieur Lantin had no choice but to sell his wife’s fake jewel for a mouthful of rice. What shocked him is that those ‘false gems’ were all real and worth much money. He sold his wife’s gems and became rich, and eventually married another woman who was virtuous in fact, bad-tempered though, which gave him much sorrow. On the
Lancelot and Guinevere The love story of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere was very slow. At first Queen Guinevere ignored Lancelot. But then she grew to love him. There were many complications in this love story. They had to sneak behind everyone's back, including her husband King Arthur, everyone then found out, and then they were sentenced to death.
In the context of this specific romance by Chretien, the audience does not know how Guinevere met Lancelot or why they are in love with each other, but Chretien uses the mystery surrounding their relationship to build suspense and to construct Lancelot as a devoutly faithful knight. The omission is used for characterization and plot, and the story stands as a whole without narrative of the first encounter between Lancelot and Guinevere—nor is such an encounter, or any beginning of a relationship, alluded to. Chretien’s audience is not made aware of any gap, and likely doesn’t see the need to fill it. By introducing Lancelot as an anonymous knight urgently questing to rescue Guinevere, the text can build him up as virtuous and loyal, gradually revealing his romantic love for Guinevere until the night they lie in bed together. When Lancelot allows the damsel he would not sleep with to accompany him, the text explains his silence by referencing the “wound [love] has given him,” and notes that “there is one whose remedy he would gladly seek ….” (Vv.
The second example of irony in the short story Winter Dreams is when Judy tells Dexter before he leaves for the war that she wanted to marry him. But when Dexter left, she ended up marrying another guy. This is an example of dramatic irony because it is understood because it is understood by audience reading, but the character still does not understand. The third and last example of irony in the short story Winter Dreams is at the end of the story when Dexter leaves Irene to be with Judy again, but in the end Judy backs stabs him again. This would be an example of situational irony because they situation turned out the opposite than what it should
Both Guy de Maupassant and O.Henry utilize situational irony in their stories to impact the reader's emotion. In “The Necklace” Guy de Maupassant uses situational to create a sympathetic emotion. O.Henry utilizes situational irony in his story “Ransom of Red chief” to give the reader a humorous emotion. Now it is clear that both authors use situational irony to produce an emotion within the readers. Most people do not even notice, but everybody experiences situational irony throughout he or she’s everyday life.
It appears that around every tree, around every bend in the round, and in any castle of village that the knight encounters, there is a damsel in need of his help, which almost always requires some sort of knightly violence.While Lancelot strives to serve all women, it is the figure of Guinevere and his devotion to her that produces his constant need to prove himself with deeds of physical valor or gentlemanly behaviour. Depicted as a true lover, the representation of Lancelot’s masculinity is characterized by devotion and
Then there is the character Clarisse who is spontaneous and curious. She speaks to Montag of the beauties of life, the man in the moon, the early morning dew, and the pleasure she receives from smelling and observing things. Montag has never had any interest in any of those “insignificant’ things. However, by critically comparing and contrasting Montag and Clarisse you immediately discover that Montag is not happy. At first Montag finds Clarisse a bit annoying.
Unrealistic reactions in Marie de France’s “Eliduc” In her lais “Eliduc” Marie seems to have several un-realistic views on the psychological complexity of love assuming that there are no hidden factors that could explain these behaviours. Eliduc appears to have genuinely cared for his wife to whom he had been married to for several years. It looks as though he had feelings for his wife, Guildeluec whether it was romantic feelings or friendship feelings is not speculated on by Marie. We know that during their marriage the married couple are faithful to one another “They lived happily for several years, since it was a marriage of trust and love” (page 1) but Marie de France does not speak about the depth of their love or if their love is “true
For instance, when Mathilde replaces the necklace she goes from the middle class to the poorest of the poor. Instead of being the richest as she had always desired, “Madame Loisel came to know the ghastly life of abject poverty” (7). Mathilde feels that she should have the finest gown and jewels of anyone, but she is only made poorer when her dream comes true for a night. She lost her beauty and her youth as result of her losing a necklace. Another example of situational irony in “The Necklace” is when Mathilde finds out the necklace she had borrowed was fake.