In John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, he used a tone that drew people in as a reader. Steinbeck is a humorous person portraying his sense of humor with, at most times, a sense of seriousness. Throughout the novel, Steinbeck used his humor to create a comical and entertaining tone. Steinbeck shows his comical side in many ways, especially when he is talking about his poodle, Charley. He somewhat makes Charley seem human when he says, "A wealth of combed and clipped mustache gave him the appearance and attitude of a French rake of the nineteenth century"(Steinbeck 124).
In Slaughterhouse 5, the often use of literary elements show how much of a insane and twisted novel it really is. For example, Vonnegut would use satire when talking about war. Satire uses irony and humor to ridicule social conversations. Primarily, this allows the reader to show how destructive of a war is going on meanwhile laughing at some the aspects it contains. Around the beginning of the book, the narrator appears to overstate the problem by saying “Do you know what I say to people when I hear they’re writing anti-war books?
Johnny, a young boy, is kidnapped and for some odd reason, likes it. Instead of being scared, frightened, or horrified, little Johnny has a great time with his kidnappers Sam and Bill. O. Henry makes situational irony evident in his short story “The Ransom of Red Chief,” as he makes his reader sense humor as Johnny has a great time. The situational irony creates an unexpected shock for the reader that is funny and amusing. Authors typically use situational irony to establish a surprising twist on the reader.
Each word is meant to be sarcastic as she is being compared to great people and Lawrence sarcastically represents her as a hero. Lawrence also says, “The Scarlet Letter gives the show away.” He elaborates on this statement for the remainder of the analysis. He uses mockery and sarcasm in his sentences to state that “the show” is in fact pretentious behavior exhibited by the characters (especially Hester) and should therefore not have pity taken on them. By using the choppy sentences, each word is very emphasized. As he is very critical of Hester, the words in his sentences tend to be negative.
In conclusion Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” as a whole illuminates and demonstrates the true meaning of “thoughtful laughter” in the form as simply to express a situation through humor. Jane Austen puts Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in a situation where one makes a faulty judgment about the other, and with that we as the readers “laugh” as Jane Austen describes how Elizabeth and Darcy faced challenges that came about from these misunderstandings. Jane Austen provides the readers amusement in Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s situation but also gives an understanding of a larger concept when analyzed further. Overall, Darcy and Elizabeth came to a conclusion that resulted in a happy relationship when realizing their errors in their decisions. Jane Austen 's use of “thoughtful laughter” helped convey the idea that humor through misunderstandings can allow for happiness to be achieved in a
In order to expose society the author uses incongruity and parody, to show that society is very lazy. The majority of the piece relies heavily on incongruity. The first example of this is the title. Cliff Notes are known for being very dry and without any of the emotions of the book. So, for someone to be moved to tears by the cliffnotes is an extreme incongruity.
While Brutus is the exact opposite, he is not a very good speaker and has trouble getting the people on his side. Mark Antony's speech is all about how Brutus is a traitor, he does an excellent job of getting the crowd to join his side and turn against Brutus, his speech is a great example of rhetoric in this play and it really gives you a look into the type of
It is most wonderful. Now am I fearful…” (Twain 342). Ogre myths are rooted in the most savage aspects of pre-human life (Cirlot 243). Romantic authors wrote about the gallantry and chivalrousness of the nobility and the kindness and graciousness shown towards the common folk (Class). However, Twain exposes the Romantics’ naivety through Sandy’s child-like disillusion of the swineherds as ogres and their idiocy for writing tales themselves about knights and ogres as though they were fact.
Wilfred Owen uses diction and juxtaposition to display his emotions about “the old lie” that dying for one’s country is honorable. Examples of vivid word choice and contrast are evident, creating an impact upon the reader, making them feel almost uncomfortable at times with the powerful similes, that heighten truth to the reader about subjects they are often unfamiliar with. Owen integrates juxtapositions into his work, creating vivid contrasts between two seemingly unalike words. When the men are clamoring to reach their gas masks, the action is described as: “ An ecstasy of fumbling” . Ecstasy is the epitome of happiness, a euphoria, whereas fumbling is a clumsy, unintended mistake.
Chris Wiley, in his essay, “Fooling Around: The Court Jesters of Shakespeare” divides the fools into three categories: ‘Clowns’, who turn farce into precise science, ‘Dunces’, who use their lack of intelligence as the medium of human and the princes of fooling, and ‘court jesters’ who turn fooling around into a respectable position. He calls the jester, a ‘restrained down” and an “educated dunces”. Critic Roger Ellis has observed that the fools were frequently given the reign to comment on society and their action changes the social view, Shakespearean fools demonstrate a subversive potential. Critic Roberta Mullini argued that such characters can be constructed as disrupting the traditional