Reading both “The Necklace” and “The Ransom of Redchief” I’ve examined that the authors use the situational irony in both stories to change the reader's feelings about the plot and the characters. In “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loisel has a couple of situational ironies involving the necklace she borrowed from her friend. “The Ransom of Redchief” has many situational ironies that involve Johnny AKA Redchief. Mathilde Loisel in the story “The Necklace” is very unfortunate after losing Mademe Forier’s necklace. One of the situational ironies in “The Necklace” is that she wants to be beautiful and rich, but she becomes the opposite.
In addition, Helen was a wealthy person as she would have inherited money from her mother once she was married, leaving less money for Dr. Roylott. This was a motive for why greedy Dr. Roylott would have killed Julia. It was brought up that Dr. Roylott had a background of violence; in consequence of his short temper, society did not necessarily enjoy being around Dr. Roylott (Dr. Roylott versus society). Nonetheless, the man versus society conflict was mainly external as Dr. Roylott did not feel concerned that society loathed him. Another event included when Dr. Roylott followed Helen to Sherlock’s home; once Julia left, he unsuccessfully attempted to intimidate Holmes into staying out of the case (Dr. Roylott versus Sherlock Holmes).
Lastly, Ashleigh would do anything for her dad. Ashes stole the money because Ashleigh cares about her dad too much, she believes that her dad will pay her back, and Ashleigh would do anything for her dad. Ashes cares about her dad too much, that is why she stole the money. Ashes saw her dad was worried about something and didn’t like that he was worried. Ashes wanted to take away the stress that he had.
Good authors create interesting characters that evoke some emotion from their readers. That is the case of the protagonist, Mathilde Loisel, in Guy de Maupassant’ story “The Necklace.” Mathilde comes across as selfish and unsatisfied person and is easy to dislike. She first shows the quality of selfishness by purchasing a dress with money which her husband “ had set aside just that amount to buy a rifle” (Maupassant 222). Mathilde was so worried about buying a dress she didn’t even think about her husband. She proves herself to be unsatisfied when she is allowed to pick out some jewelry from her wealthy friend, but she declines the jewelry and asks “‘ haven’t you something else?’”(Maupassant 225).
As well, she prides herself on knowing people and being able to read them very easily, unlike her older sister Jane. As the novel progresses we get to see her flaws, her positive attributes and how she deals with discovering new things about herself. She hates Darcy for being so prideful, but then she begins to question if maybe she was just too prejudice. Aside from having this ability, so she thinks, to know people she also knew she was different than her society which plays a big role in how she sees herself. The society they live in pressures girls to get married for the status and the money.
` . To be marginalized is to be treated as insignificant, which can serve to be a double edged sword that can serve the oppressor or the oppressed. Her marginalization allowed her to beg her grandmother “(Jacobs 116) not to allow her children to be impertinent to the irascible old man”. Her marganizalition aided her because her unimportance drastically reduced the rate at which people searched for her. This ability to go undetected not only protected her but when used resourcefully allowed her to protect her children from potential danger.
Unfortunately, her malicious words stir up even more trouble than there already is. This is because whoever reads the letter rethinks their situation and eventually that is the only thought on their mind, causing them to act out. Specifically continue with the same behaviour but, exaggerating it. An example of this in the Short Story “The Possibility of evil” is when Miss Strangeworth sent a letter in the past to the parents of a young girl in the town named Linda Stewart about possible nefarious behaviour hidden in the area “Linda Stewart’s parents would never have been aware of possible evil lurking nearby if Miss Strangeworth had not sent them a letter”. Due to this letter Linda Stewart has been crying constantly!
Nora will do whatever it takes to get it through with Krogstad that he will not tell Torvald about the money. Once again, Nora goes against the stereotypical norms for females and acts like a wife to Krogstad. She is very influential with her looks and wants to show Krogstad her undergarments which is a manipulation she is playing to get him on her side. Krogstad appreciates the show Nora has put on for him but he says that he will send a letter to Torvald and which it will discuss all the truth behind the money Nora has acquired. As time goes on, Nora talks to Mrs. Linde and tell her about what happened with Krogstad and what he is planning to do.
Which also implies that he believes women are self-important and only care about money, instead of caring about their actions. Daisy was so desperate to find a wealthy man to have in her life, that she stopped waiting for the person who she genuinely loved. She decided to marry somebody who she didn't actually care about, simply because he was wealthy and Gatsby was not around
Lord! Why should you not think that we women make use of our reputation, as you men of yours, only to deceive the world with less suspicion? Our virtue is like the statesman’s religion, the Quaker’s word, the gamester’s oath, and the great man’s honour: but to cheat those that trust us.” Lady Fidget is in such a confessional mood that she soon makes open reference to Horner’s being her lover. The revelation shocks Dainty