Throughout the novel, Mark Twain satirizes the societal flaw of religious hypocrisy through irony by showing that characters in the story own slaves and claim to be religious at the same time. For example, the readers are introduced to Huckleberry Finn’s guardians, Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, and it is revealed that they own slaves, “Miss Watson she kept pecking at me, and it get tiresome and lonesome. By-and-by they fetched the slaves in and had prayers, and then everybody was off to bed” (Twain 2). The irony in this is that after making the slaves work all day, they bring them in to pray; however, one of the Bible’s teachings is to respect all human beings and “love your neighbors”. It is religiously hypocritical to own human beings and preach God’s word at the same time.
Dalman and Lei are faced with a dilemma with the operation of Sandwich Blitz. They will need to ensure the proper control is being done by the managers at each location. The manager at the Sandwich Blitz location, who was allowing an employee to claim unworked hours is not adhering to the appropriate guidelines set forth by Dalman and Lei. To ensure that this location’s manager and other franchise managers adhere to the rules and guidelines set forth, the control process will need to be put into effect. The end goal of the control process is to take corrective action or reinforce positive behavior.
O.Henry provides a comical effect when using situational irony in his short story, “The Ransom of Red chief”. In contrast, Guy de Maupassant’s use of situational irony in “The Necklace” elicits a sense of pity or grief towards the protagonist. Emotions, as well as actions respond to other forms of sentiment. For instance, the sense of surprise may lead to anger, or perhaps gratitude. Thus, surprise does kindle to other emotion, yet it is also an emotion itself.
The irony used in the prompt is mostly directed towards the relationship between Phil and his family and how his work life affects that. For example, Phil “dearly beloved” his children, who according to Goodman, had barely even spent time with their father, “asking the neighbors what he was like.” The irony of showcasing this predicament contributes to Goodman’s sympathy towards Phil’s family who never really got to know him and for Phil who spent his time working instead of with his loved ones. Another example of irony is when Goodman mentions about his wife, who’s says she’s been “missing him all these years,” when a coworker mention how much Phil will be missed because of his death. This once again portrays Goodman’s sympathy towards Phil and his family. However, both of these examples also represent Goodman’s disapproval with Phil’s situation.
In Roald Dahl’s riveting short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” dramatic irony is used to build tension. Dramatic irony is defined as a literary device where the reader knows more about a situation than the characters in the story. The main character Ms. Maloney, a devoted and tender wife, suddenly turns into a reckless murderer as her husband tells her he wants to leave. Throughout the narrative a prominent example of dramatic irony is when the policemen eat the leg of lamb. " ‘That's why the weapon should be easy to find.’ ‘Exactly what I say.’ ‘Whoever did it, he can't carry a weapon that big around with him.’ ‘Personally, I think the weapon is somewhere near the house.’ ‘It's probably right under our noses.
However, the ironic nature and satirical tone by the author is evidence to the true purpose of the work: to expose the avarice of landowners and their gain for self-interest. Despite the persona of the work to be one of immovable and confident in stance on his proposal, in which he sees no counter to. This clever conveyance was done by using irony and satire, along with reasoning, stylistic devices of comparisons, associations, and emphasis, and the use of credibility, logic, and emotion to persuade the audience to preferring the
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Authors typically use situational irony to establish a surprising twist on the reader. Guy de Maupassant does this in his short story, “The Necklace.” But unlike O. Henry, Guy de Maupassant uses pity to catch the reader's attention. In both short stories, “The Necklace” and “The Ransom of Red Chief,” the authors use situational irony to impact the reader beyond the element of surprise. O. Henry makes “The Ransom of Red Chief” humorous when he uses situational irony to describe how Johnny feels when he is kidnapped. Johnny likes it when he is kidnapped.
In the title of the work a sarcastic tone is evident; the word choice is utilized to reinforce the argument stating how Coopers work is an offense to the world of literature. This device is the strongest component in this essay because Twain has clearly expressed to the readers his side when analyzing the work. Without the sarcasm the essay would just be a list of everything Twain believes is wrong, but the author was able to make his argument enjoyable and engaging to the reader.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men portrays the migrant workers during the Great Depression, telling the downfall of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, working on a ranch, pursuing their American Dream – having their own land with rabbits, in a straightforward style. The author used not only major but also minor characters to bring out themes and reflect social issues during that time, for instance, social hierarchy, social injustice, sexism, the weak against the strong and innocence versus violence, also to foreshadow different events of the plot. First of all, the author uses the boss to illustrate the social hierarchy and injustice in the society during the Great Depression. In the novella, the boss is the one who runs the ranch and is well-dressed. He only appeared in the second chapter, interviewing George and Lennie, and acted quite generously, had a good impression in the workers mind – “he’s a pretty nice fella,” as Candy once said.