Irony In The Stolen Party

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In contrast with “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Stolen Party”, there were many examples of irony used throughout the story. Irony is used as a surprise when events result in an unexpected way. These stories have major differences based on what’s being represented. For instance, “The Monkey’s Paw” illustrates what consequences characters commit based on decision-making whether it has impact into their lives or not. On the other hand, “The Stolen Party” portrays how social groups are selfish one another. The Whites and Rosaura, known as the protagonists in both stories, desires to change their fate, but were punished because it made their lives worse than it’s normal routine. Mr. White attempted many risky decisions that completely changed him as a character. For example, he was warned by Sergeant Major Morris to…show more content…
For instance, Rosaura was informed that the rich were “being liars”(1) due to the fact magicians and monkeys exist in the party. She admits it’s not fair if she doesn’t come to the party. However, Rosaura was only invited just to be Luciana’s maid for the party which meant they weren’t friends. For example, Rosaura thought she was going to be awarded with a prize, but Senora went into her purse and handed the price which “appeared two bills”(5). Rosaura wasn’t pleased with it because she was well-behaved and admits she should’ve gotten a better prize. The money was necessary because they were poor. Given these circumstances, “The Stolen Party” is about how people cannot change their lives and will be better if it’s the way it’s used to be. In conclusion, “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Stolen Party” are stories that is filled with sorrow and disappointment. The narrators in both stories convinced the reader that these characters were open-minded, but reveals the opposite as it moves on. The reader is also anxious because these characters are insecure of what they’re
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