How many does it take to make twelve?’” (Henry 2)This helps develop a humorous tone because the ways that the child acts around the kidnappers is the opposite of what the reader expects. A final example of situational irony is when “Red Chief’s” father responds to the ransom note. The reader expects that the father will be worried due to the child’s sudden disappearance and be angry and devastated at the same time. Again, the father does not react as expected, instead he writes a note to the kidnappers to pay him the money so that they could give the child back. “Two Desperate Men.
In the story “The Ransom Of Redchief” the two main characters Bill and Sam decide to kidnap a kid so they can get money from the ransom. The choose Johnny (also known as Red Chief) to capture. Johnny is a very bad choice for a kidnapping for many reasons. Not only is Johnny very energetic and playful but he's also violent when he plays games, but most importantly his dad who would pay the ransom doesn't care enough to pay it. As already mentioned Johnny is extremely energetic and imaginative.
Have you ever had one of those moments where the opposite of what is expected to happen happens? This is called irony and it comes in many forms. In Ransom of Red Chief, by: O.Henry, irony is found on almost every page, but who is the most ironic character overall? The most ironic character is Bill because he can be followed without knowing, a little boy can make him scream like a woman, and he ends up having to pay off a ransom that he charged. It all started when Bill and his friend, Sam, decided to kidnap a little boy named Johnny Dorset.
Even though the two stories create two different feelings for the readers situational irony is used to create a unexpected twist. In the story “Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry situational irony helps this short story to be a humorous piece of fiction. In particular, when Bill and Sam, the two kidnappers, abduct Johnny Dorset, Son of his wealthy father, Ebenezer Dorset. The two kidnappers expect Johnny to be scared to never see his family again. However Red chief is having a blast out in the wilderness.
Bertha Dorset uses this power to disgrace Lily in order to distract from her adultery in book two and risk losing her reputation. Despite her blatant lying, Bertha’s story of Lily and George’s relationship is believed over Lily’s denial simply because Bertha is richer and an elite. Even Lily realizes this when she scoffs, "‘The whole truth?’" Miss Bart laughed. " ‘What is truth? Where a woman is concerned, it's the story that's easiest to believe.
In May, 1924, two boys, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, sought to commit the perfect crime: kidnapping and murdering their 14-year-old neighbor, Robert Franks. However, instead of executing the perfect crime, they were caught the following day and were sure to be hung. Their families hired a defense attorney by the name of Clarence Darrow who made one of the most influential and well-known speeches against the death penalty: “A Plea for Mercy.” Darrow utilizes historical references, logical and emotional appeals, anaphora, and persona, to sway the court to not employ the death penalty for Leopold and Loebs’ murder. Darrow explains the relationship between past wars and contemporary themes and a large part of that is society changing to be more forgiving. He also uses these devices to show that society is partly to blame for this butchery and could have avoided this ridiculous situation had they changed.
The Necklace is a short story based in France in late 19th century and how people were solely judged on their appearance and wealth rather than personality. Maupassant explores the themes of materialism and selflessness. He follows the guidelines of literary realism to express the real mentality of people at the time. It is based on a middle classed woman married to a well earning junior clerk with a decent life who always thought she was intended for more. Through the use of realistic descriptions and characterization, Maupassant creates for us a negative image of society in France at the time.
The narrator is just asking to get into trouble, first stealing a stuffed parrot to be seen and heard, then stealing a car and kidnapping a baby, signifying purity and innocence, and then leaving it on its own. But when he finally gets caught, he doesn't understand his actions. Through struggle and conflict the narrator went through many emotions on his quest for love. Feeling and expressing ownership over the baby when he knows it is not capable of surviving on its own, something that is contradictory to his normal behavior. “I am not all that afraid.
“... bring Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars, and I agree to take him of your hands”(O. Henry 3). Showing that the dad knows his son is annoying and that he will get his son back. O. Henry’s short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” is a low level comedy that uses comic characters and word play pun to convey the idea that people that do bad, don 't think about the consequences that could happen to them. O. Henry’s story is a low comedy because of the plot and the physical mishaps. In the story the boy hits bill again with a rock.
He wasn 't even aware of the fact that he was being held hostage. He thought he was just having fun. This represents situational irony because this part of the story is unexpected, along with a part later in the story, where they actually pay Johnny 's dad to take him from them. In "After Twenty Years", two best friends split up to other sides of the country to pursue the job they want to make a living out of. One ended up being
To start off on The Ransom of red chief story and movie that is filled with miniature similarities and differences. In the beginning two criminals Bill and Sam come to Summit looking for a ransom so they decided to kidnap Mr. Dorset’s son Johnny, and for return 150 dollars. The story and movie are somewhat similar but has individual differences. Meanwhile the story is originally told as stated above on the other hand the movie has a little twist. For example the first part story Sam and Bill try to sell little Johnny candy from their made up candy shop, as shown in the story the criminals slowly slide In to take the young boy.
Walter never wanted to kill emilio and Krazy-8 but he did it out of self defense since they pulled guns out on jesse and walter and they had to do something about it. when jesse and walter lock Krazy-8 in the basement they flip a coin to see who kills him and walter does not want to kill the man but he knows if he doesn 't that krazy-8 will probably come back and kill walter and his family so it 's a life or death situation for him so he needed to make a decision but he almost let him go if Krazy-8 wouldn 't have had a knife he probably would have been free to go but since he wanted to try and kill walter he had to end Krazy-8’s life. his moral choices and decisions were a hardship for him so some of his choices were overall evil and he tries to make the right decisions but he does what really has to be done in order to keep him and his
That when Rooster told Mattie that he would hate to see anything happen her. (pg.99) Whatever father would do, don 't want to see their child get hurt. There was also a the time when Mattie was hurt when she had shot Tom Chaney once more time and she failed into a pit with rattlesnakes also she hard broken her arm. She got bit
In this story, I wonder if the kids will meet Boo Radley. I predict that the children will not meet Boo because they are frightened of him. First, I predict he will not meet the kids because he was in a gang. The gang got him thrown in jail, but was taken away by his dad to lock him up longer. Secondly, Boo stabbed his family member in the leg.
After comparing both texts, “The Necklace” is a better short story than “The Journey to Galway” because of the strong characterization present in the story. Page 184 of the novel describes, Madame Loisel, the protagonist, as “One of those pretty, charming, young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny… no hopes…” This quote shows that Madame Loisel is beautiful and a charming lady. Her beauty is what makes her think so highly of herself. She believes that she deserves more than what she has in her middle-class life which she describes as hopeless. This quote is an example of strong characterization as it show how she is so distracted by what she does not have and forgets about what