The Ransom Of Red Thief Situational Analysis

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Authors use situational irony to create surprise for the reader. The author creates surprise for the reader through events in the plot. Situational irony is when there is an unexpected twist in the course of a story. O. Henry produces the emotion humor through situational irony in “The Ransom of Redchief.” Also, Guy de Maupassant creates the emotion sympathy for the reader using situational irony throughout the story “The Necklace.” By examining these two stories, it is clear that authors utilize situational irony to affect readers’ emotions. Guy de Maupassant in “The Necklace” uses situational irony to create the emotion sympathy when She was at the ball and she was having the time of her life, “Loisel possessed eighteen thousand francs…show more content…
Henry in “The Ransom of Red Chief” Uses situational irony to produce humor for the reader through the plot. Situational irony is present when the men kidnapped Johnny and he was happy about it. The two men are talking to Johnny, “‘Red Chief,” says to the kid, “would you like to go home?” “Aw what for?” says he. “I don’t have any fun at home . . . I Like to camp out. You won’t take me home again, will you?(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. What Johnny’s father is doing is the complete opposite and that creates the emotion humor for the
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