The Analysis of Irony in Hansel and Gretel Short Story I. Overview Hansel and Gretel is a story by Grimm 's brother, which tells about siblings who are thrown away by their parents because their parents have no money to feed them and their mother insists to leave them starving to death. Even though their father feels bad about leaving them in the wood but their father has no choice but to obey the step mother. Fortunately, the children are smart enough to find way back to their home although they have to face a wicked witch first before they arrive home safely. II. Theory The explanation of irony according to DiYanni: "Irony involves a contrast or discrepancy between one thing to another.
However, in the movie there are many more differences in characters and relationships, plot sequencing, and details compared to the book version. For example, how the book begins with Meg up in the attic scared to death, because of all the raining and thundering and the possible tornado. So she has to downstairs and that’s when Charles Wallace is already down there knowings she would come and prepares her a sandwich. However, in the movie it begins with Meg outside wishing for her father to come back and when she walks inside her Mother and Charles Wallace are there preparing sandwiches. Another difference is how Meg meets Calvin.
The Ox-tail soup is used as a mean of communication of Tita’s memories. After a while her sister’s family moved out, and their child died soon later. When Tita heard the news; she is going crazy, she yells and talk back to her Mama Elena. Mama Elena is so mad of Tita’s disrespect then she whips Tita in the face with a wooden spoon; then broke Tita’s nose. Soon after Tita gets kick out by her Mama, but Dr.John allows Tita live at his house, but Tita condition is bad, Tita loses her memory because of the suffer “after tasting a spoonful of soup that Chencha had made and brought to Dr.John Brown’s house Tita had returned to her senses” (Esquivel 123).
I can not seem to get Elizabeth’s attention for more than a second without her looking at me the way she does. She looks at me as though she might never forgive me and it really hurts me inside to know I have caused her so much pain. I enter my house with my gun after a long day in the woods planting crops. I lay my gun against the wall and make my way to the kitchen quietly listening to Elizabeth’s soft voice singing our beloved children to sleep. I see a pot in the fireplace and go give the soup a taste.
In Document A in “Yellow Star” its says “I miss my real doll. And we are all hungry. But there is not enough food for dinner. Mother does not eat her meal. She gives it to me instead.
This drawn out ending is foreshadowed with symbolism throughout the entire story. The instability of the stereotypical gender roles in the household, music that Norma Jean drifts away from, and log cabin all play significant roles in symbolizing the inevitable end of their marriage. Leroy and Norma Jean appear to swap the conventional gender roles in the story, and this troubles their marriage. Leroy sits at home all day like a bored housewife, and takes on hobbies that are considered to be traditionally feminine. While Norma jean assumes the role of the sole breadwinner and engages in hobbies like body building, Leroy makes crafts from kits and sews needlepoint
Grimm uses the characters of Cinderella and Snow White to perpetuate the idea that women should lead quietly domestic lives. In Cinderella, Cinderella spent most of her time in a kitchen. She truly embodied a woman of the early 1900’s. She wasn’t allowed to do or go as she wanted to, like her step sisters but was forced to work. For Example, “There she had to do hard work from morning till night, got up before day break, carry water, light fires, cook and wash” (121).
It created a lot of controversies and was heavily criticised as it questioned the traditional roles of men and women among Europeans who believed that the covenant of marriage was holy. Most critics around the world believe the play led to increase awareness on the need for women’s rights in all continents, on the other hand some critics opine that the play depicted women as inferior creatures and dolls who have no personality of their own. Nora Helmer the main character strives to achieve the perfect concepts of life set by the society and her husband. Nora is trapped in her home where her Torvald has built a wonderful life for his ‘doll wife’. Nora’s transformation comes when she discovers the role in doll house imposed on her by the society and her husband and she is desperate to free herself in order to discover her identity.
In Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, she demonstrates how being restricted to one role because of their gender can, therefore, have major consequences just like how it did to Edna. Women were viewed as nothing more than a maid, when in reality they did so much and were not appreciated. They had to cook, clean, look after the children and much more when they could have been doing bigger and better things. Those who decided to not do what was required of them had to face major consequences such as their children being taken away or being shunned by their community. Women today are finding cures for diseases or running their own businesses, instead of being the one at home yet, they do not get the same praise men do.
My first textual evidence from the grimm brothers is that the story says “There she was obliged to do heavy work from morning to night, get up early in the morning, draw water, make the fires, cook, and wash.Besides that, the sisters did their utmost to torment her - mocking her, and strewing peas and lentils among the ashes, and setting her to pick them up. In the evenings, when she was quite tired out with her hard day’s work, she had no bed to lie on, but was obliged to rest on the hearth among the cinders. And because she always looked dusty and dirty, as if she had slept in the cinders, they named her Cinderella.” that is how they acted and this is what they got in return “So as the bridal procession went to the church, the eldest walked on the right side and the younger on the left, and the pigeons picked out an eye of each of them. And as they returned the elder was on the left side and the younger on the right, and the pigeons picked out the other eye of each of them. And so they were condemned to go blind for the rest of their days because of their wickedness and falsehood.” My second textual evidence from the grimm brothers is “And so they were condemned to go blind for the rest of their days because of their wickedness and falsehood.” this