Story Of An Hour Situational Irony Analysis

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Situational irony, dramatic irony, and verbal irony are used in stories like “The Cask Of Amontillado”, and “The Story of an Hour” to express emotion, make a story more interesting, and give a true meaning to a story. Situational irony was used in the stories “The Story of an Hour”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and “The Sniper” to add surprise and express the unexpected. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the wife, Mrs.Mallard, just received the news her husband died and she went into a room and stared out the window. When she did this the author said “ she was drinking in a very elixir of life through that open window” (Chopin 2). The situational irony in this is that we, as the readers, thought she would feel revitalized and ready to take on the world, but she dies on the next page. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Montresor was leading Fortunato through the catacombs of the Montresors when Fortunato kept coughing. Montresor insisted on going back up, but…show more content…
In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant the main character, Mme.Loisel, just received a card given to her from her husband, but when she read the card and realized it was an invitation to go to a party she started to cry. The husband asked what was wrong and Mme.Loisel responded “Oh Nothing”(Maupassant 55).The dramatic irony in this is that if you see someone crying there is usually a problem and when Mme.Loisel said nothing that was sarcasm because she wouldn’t cry if there wasn’t a problem.In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe the main character, Montresor, chained up Fortunato down in the catacombs. When Fortunato was ready to leave he said “let us leave” and Montresor replied “Yes…let us be gone”(Poe 10). The dramatic irony in this is that Montresor was being sarcastic as he knew Fortunato was already tied up and couldn’t go
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