The Machine That Won The War Analysis

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The ironic stories of The Story of an Hour and The Machine that won the war both have similarities and differences. In both stories you think you know what is going to happen until the author switches it up and changes the entire conclusion. Both stories show examples of situational irony. In The Machine that Won the War irony occurs when you think the machine won the war because it has complicated techniques and plans when really you find out the war was decided by tossing a coin. While in The Story of an Hour after Mr. Mallard death his wife Mrs. Mallard starts to live better and improve in health but, when she sees him again she dies of heart complications. In The Machine that Won the War the author makes the reader think that the machine actually won the war with its complicated techniques and plans when really the men who controlled the machine fed it different data and changed nearly everything about it. The men didn’t know exactly what they were doing they just changed data and hoped for the best. One of the men named Swift worked on the machine and told the other men that the machine is just and manmade machine fed data by man, so everything that the machine did was man made. At the end of the story it tells Swift holding and coin reminiscing about something and asking the other men heads or tells. So in the end…show more content…
For instance, one is about a dying lady and the other is about a machine winning a war. In the Story of an Hour you think that Mrs. Mallard is going to get better, but just when you least expect it she dies in a tragic way. In The Machine that won the war you think that the machine won the war with the data the men put into the Multivax when Smith says he never trusted the machine and when it was his turn to decide the decision of the machine he simply flipped a coin to get his answer. It is really easy to contrast these stories because they are quite
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