The Veldt: A Literary Analysis

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Any author knows that you need literary devices in order to make a story more interesting. There are three stories that use theses literary devices the first story is The Veldt. In "The Veldt," George and Lydia Hadley live in a "Happylife Home" with their children, Wendy and Peter. This Happylife Home includes a nursery that can create artificial environments. The children use the lions of the artificial African veldt to murder their parents. Then there is The Lottery,In "The Lottery," the inhabitants of a small town gather in the town square to draw lots. Whoever draws a slip of paper with a black dot on it will be killed. After two drawings, a woman named Tessie is stoned to death in the town square. Lastly there is A Rose For Emily In "A…show more content…
For irony to be used correctly, the reader must be able to clearly understand the difference between what is being said and what is expected. In the first page of the short story The “Lottery”, Jackson uses Dramatic Irony to put readers off guard by them expecting something good to happen, but it actually was the opposite. “ The lottery was conducted-- as were the square dances,the teen clubs,the halloween program--by Mr.Summers”(Jackson 1). Another example of how the author used irony to develop the story is when she used situational irony to give you a hint on about who was going to be the “winner” of the lottery. Irony helps the story, it increases the focus on the difference between the way things could/should be, and the way they are. Irony forces the reader to notice the difference more clearly. In conclusion, without irony, stories of any kind would not have any appeal and probably be very boring.
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