(41)” This is situational irony because Johnny is kidnapped and he does not want to leave even though when you are kidnapped you are supposed to be scared and are longing to go home. O. Henry uses situational irony to make the reader again feel the emotion humor when the kidnappers were attempting to collect a ransom from Red Chief's father but the understood what a pain Johnny is and that he could use that against the kidnappers. Eventually Johnny’s father sent a letter back to the kidnappers proposing his trade. ‘“you bring Johnny home and pay me two hundred and fifty dollars in cash, and I agree to take him off your hands. (52)”’ This statement is an example of situational irony because when a parent's child is kidnapped it is an instinctive reaction to do whatever you can to get your child back.
However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence. These are ironic because the person we admire is actually the “worst of all.” William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello shows the themes of reality through the characters, and their action, Imagine Dragon’s song “Demons” illustrates themes through lyrics and the music video. Both works illustrate the three themes because people always have a hidden side. They are always jealous of what others have. Also, they lose to their dark side.
The direct and indirect characterization of Doodle shows the cruelty and how much the mentally handicapped were neglected in the time of the text in the story “The Scarlet Ibis”. The narrator directly characterized Doodle when he said, “He talked so much that we all quit listening to what he said.” This is showing they don’t care for Doodle. They don’t realize he needs extra help and treats him like a annoying burden. Once they realized Doodle would always be like this they just ignore him, even if he wasn’t speaking. They are treating him like the scarlet ibis when it was in pain and dying they just watched.
“Never lie to someone who trusts you. Never trust someone who lies to you.” -Anonymous. In the play Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare lies and deceit will be shown very well, especially by Don John and Don Pedro, when Don Pedro and Don John deceive and lie to many. Both for different reasons and both have different effects. Don John lies and deceived many, because his brother, Don Pedro, the prince, is happy and Don John is a sad man with no happiness except for making others around him miserable.
He simply was an out of place person in the wrong community for him. Dick Prosser went crazy because of his constant hatred of being not equal to his counterparts around him. He was very obedient at the beginning of the story, but as the story progresses he begins to slowly break down until he goes crazy. The scene where the children find the gun shows that Dick has premeditated thoughts about taking the action he does. The readers of the story will never really know why he went crazy, but the best explanation is that buildup of negative emotion in
Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive. In the play, Romeo says, “You’re this poor and wretched and still afraid to die? Your cheeks are thin because of hunger. I can see in your eyes that you’re starving. Anyone can see that you’re a beggar” (Shakespeare) As Romeo was insulting this man it can be seen how he was acting out and truly not thinking on what he was actually about to do.
He explains it with “ The fun you have in the Dark Playground isn't actually fun, because it's completely unearned, and the air is filled with guilt, dread, anxiety, self-hatred — all of those good procrastinator feelings.” According to Urban, all procrastinators has a guardian angel, which he calls “The panic monster”. He shows up when you are very close to the deadline and there’s a risk of for example public embarrassment. So he makes you finish the assignment. He got a lot of mails from listeners who related a lot, but they were actually very sad because what the monkey had done to them. Because “The panic monster” only shows up when there are deadlines, yet in real life, there are many situations that don’t have deadlines.
Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
In the play, it shows Willy is soft and insecure not just a crazy man. Biff, Willy’s son had caught his father cheating on his mother and that made him feel angry at his father. Willy did not know how his son felt; Willy says [directly to Biff] “what’re you doing? What’re you doing?” Biff says [crying, broken] “will you let me go, for Christ’s sake? Will you take that phony dream and burn it before something happens?...to bed” Willy says “Isn’t that isn’t that remarkable?
Huck lets the two lie and cheat because allow them will give him less trouble than if he were to confront them. Since he let them continue, they put on fake plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, and lie to strangers to earn money by saying they are a “changed man because of God” during a camp meeting. Twain shows how twisted the world is by using these characters to show how being morally wrong can take you farther than being a good person. As shown previously, Twain expressed his opinion on morality in various ways in Huckleberry Finn. He showed how the stereotypes during this time were not accurate at all, and how they can be broken.
In the book Jack is always making fun of Piggy. Jack was being rude to Piggy and saying his fat behind doesn’t do nothing to help while piggy was trying to talk. However some of the time Piggy stands up for himself, “I got the conch … you let me speak!”(Golding 33). Piggy illustrates how its not easy to have integrity. This is because whenever he tries to talk the others mainly Jack just tell him to shut up or take his glasses from him making him feel uncomfortable.
In the short story “Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, it used differences in the point of views of the characters to create dramatic irony by the characters Sam and Bill believing that the father will pay to get the son back, yet we can tell from the child 's actions that the father won’t pay that amount, so the father ends up getting paid to get the son back, which was humorous to us but not to the actual characters. An example from the text to support my claim is from page 25,” That boy had Bill terrorized from the start.” This shows that even though Bill was the kidnapper the kid was torturing him. This explains how from the beginning this child was too horrible for anyone to want to handle. We also know that dad, who spent most time with
In John Steinbeck’s dynamic novel Of Mice and Men, the challenged Lennie’s harmless intentions results in heinous acts due to his decline in mentality and inability to control his own immense strength. In the beginning, Lennie’s simple love of soft things causes inconsequential incidents that quickly escalate into more severe offenses as the story progresses. By the end of the novel, Lennie’s uncontrollable strength and mental deficits leads him to commit unintended manslaughter. Stories of Lennie’s childhood show that from the beginning Lennie has enjoyed petting soft things but becomes hindered by his unmanageable physical power and child-like mind. George’s retelling of his and Lennie’s long ago past reveals Lennie’s Aunt Clara has given him soft things to stroke like a square of velvet and mice.