When situational irony is applied to a story, there often is an unexpected twist in the plot, typically leaving a reader surprised. For instance, O. Henry of “The Ransom of Red Chief” uses situational irony in a comedic manner, whereas Guy de Maupassant uses situational irony to provide a sense of pity towards the protagonist. Nevertheless, authors tend to use situational irony to allocate sentiment. Author O.Henry of “The Ransom of Red Chief” employs situational irony to create a humorous effect within his short story. One example of this humorous irony is when the child’s kidnappers, Bill and Sam, end up paying a bounty to the child’s guardian.
Then as we read on we realize that it becomes important as a new character enters into the story that brings conflict and problems along with him. Even little details that the author writes into the story are integrated into the main idea. McCarthy also includes many clever examples of the literary element irony in this story. The reader notices that Grady seems to have a less than perfect relationship with his father and mother who have divorced. We as readers are also able to understand the humor that is portrayed by the author 's use of verbal irony.
Golding continues to used the changes that each character goes through to show that although evil may live inside one, a person’s background contributes greatly to their outcome. To prove this, Golding uses the character Jack who grew up in a wealthy home and could be considered stuck up and selfish. Throughout the novel these characteristics are shown through the way that he handles being stuck in an isolated island. Jack first begins to reveal his true self when he says “ ‘There were lashings of blood.’ said Jack laughing and shuddering, ‘You should have seen it’ ” (pg. 69).
Irony is often used in literature to illustrate certain situations to the audience. In some pieces of literature that might be pointing out an unjust system, in others that might be to add a comedic effect, but whatever situation the author wants to illustrate, irony is very beneficial. Through small and witty, one-liners, or a bigger dramatic irony situation contrasting two very different situations, irony can be very beneficial for the reader to understand the story. Both “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins have a corrupt dystopian society. Through the use of irony, the author can portray the corruptness to the audience.
Her use of imagery paints a picture for the readers which ultimately helps to make learning the writing process easier. For example, when she says “the critics would be sitting on my shoulders, commenting like cartoon characters”, this creates a humorous and memorable image of shoulder sized critics (Lamott 469). This step in the process is unusual from what other authors say, yet it’s interesting which engages the reader. Lamott also uses similes and metaphors throughout the essay to explain what it is like for most struggling writers. She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468).
Suspense in live to tell and the interlopers The two stories “live to tell” chapter two and “the interlopers” both stories have suspense so the end of the story is ironic. And the both have real interesting endings of the sort’s stories. “Live to tell” was mad by Lisa Gander and “the interlopers was written by Saki. In the beginning of the story, of “live to tell” chapter two, on the first page when he says “I’m thirsty” she asks “what would you like?” He answers not sounding angry “woman bring me a drink, or I’ll break your fucking face. It is ironic to me because he is like tacitly forcing her to give him something to drink and he so saying it in a bad tone and being rude and she says that he is not angry but I feel that he is cause of
Just like how the imagery shifts, so does the tone. Shelley favors the monster throughout this novel due to him constantly trudging through a life filled with judgment. So, in the beginning, the tone is sympathy because of the frigid environment described replicating the monster’s loneliness. Within the middle of the passage, Shelley has a joyful attitude towards the monster’s revel in the beauty surrounding him. Tragically, one weapon flipped everything upside down.
Betrayal is a very common feeling that can occur at any time in life. The way that Shakespeare displays jealousy very much relates to our average day lives. Even common mix ups and misunderstandings stir the pot for what later becomes betrayal. Sometimes It would just be a lot easier if people talked things out before jumping to conclusions about certain topic then causing mishaps but for poor othello the miscommunication led to the death of his wife, the death of his ownself and the broken friendships between his close friends. So in a way I do have to owe my thanks to Shakespeare for writing this play.
The average reader cracks open a good book, falls in love with the main character, cries when they read touching moments and laughs at the humorous ones. Good writers are accredited for their ability to captivate their reader's emotions and draw them deep into their stories world. Good readers read the story twice to feel those emotions all over again. According to Matthijs Bal who conducted numerous experiments on the effects of reading fiction on empathy, “fiction presents a simulation of real-world problems, and therefore has real consequences for the reader.” So what are the effects that reading fiction can have? Reading fiction helps a reader develop empathy, allows a reader to explore different viewpoints and helps the reader to learn social skills.
In almost every chapter, some kind or joke or funny story was told to set the picture. This allows for the reader to connect and feel as if they are in the scene. It humor wasn’t used, the authors would use a dramatic story to invoke a sense of sadness, curiosity, or frustration. For example, “anyone living in the United States in the early 1990s and paying even a whisper of attention to the nightly news or a daily paper could be forgiven for having been scared out of his skin.” This sentence achieves giving the reader a sense of curiosity to know what is so frightening. There was also a very strong sense of logos throughout the entire book.