Describing his stressful emotions, which happened to be situationally ironic, creates an effective emotional appeal to sympathy similar to the childhood chapters. Douglass also used verbal irony to denounce the contradictory and abusive behavior of his masters, which emotionally appealed to anger and ethically to shame; he achieved the same thing through situational irony which logically appealed to an audience well acclimated to sympathizing with a black man. Douglass’ use of irony appeals on multiple levels as he continues to protest slavery and move towards advanced devices, the latter of which will conclude when he recounts
Guy de Maupassant also uses situational irony in his story called “The Necklace.” He uses situational irony to make the reader have sympathy for the main character. Both authors, O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant, use situational irony to affect the reader’s emotion. In the story, “The Ransom of Red Chief”, O. Henry uses situational irony to create humor for the reader. For example, in the story when the kidnappers kidnap a boy, Red Chief, they expect him to be scared. Instead, he is having the time of his life.
Many people shun or act rudely to the people who don’t know any better. Oppositely, in these two stories, the irony is used to show that people who don’t know any better must be taught. “Thank You, Ma’am” uses irony to emphasize the victim acting nicely towards her harasser, giving off a message of kindness to others and teaching them what is right and wrong instead of punishment. “...because shoes
Irony is the use of words to portray a meaning completely opposite than the actual meaning. The first example of irony in the short story Winter Dreams is when Dexter realizes the American dream of being a rich and successful man is not what it appeared to be. He realizes that you have to sacrifice happiness in order to be a rich and successful man. This is an example is situational irony because the outcome turned out to be very different than what was expected. The second example of irony in the short story Winter Dreams is when Judy tells Dexter before he leaves for the war that she wanted to marry him.
Throughout history, irony has been used in a multitude of ways. It is not just a way to inject humor into a story, but a way to slip a message in without saying it flat out. By doing that, it allows the reader to take in the information, and possibly come to the conclusion that the author wanted them to. This way, though, it does not seem like something forced upon them. Authors who used this tactic were Frederick Douglass in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
For example the situational irony in “The Ransom of Red chief” by O.Henry gives the reader a humorous emotion, and the situational irony in “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant uses situational irony to make the readers feel sympathy. By viewing the two short stories it it clear that both authors easily use situational irony to impact the reader's emotion. The short story “Ransom of Red chief” by O.Henry has many examples of situational irony that gives the reader a feeling of amusement. For example Johnny is ecstatic when he is kidnapped, but when someone’s kidnapped, he or she is terrified and scared and wants to go home. Johnny was thrilled to be captured and even begged the kidnappers not to take him home.
The irony the author A.C.H Smith values as a literary device in Labyrinth is using it to create suspense. To start, there are examples of verbal irony. Verbal irony is a figure of speech in which the speaker says the exact opposite of what she or he means. Here are some examples of verbal irony. To begin with, Hoggle says to Jareth “I am taking her to the beginning of the Labyrinth.” When really he wasn’t.
Expository Essay Irony can clearly be stated as the use of words that mean the opposite of what we think it means. An example of a story that uses irony is The Cask of Amontillado. Which is about a man named Montresor who believes this other man named Fortunato insulted him. Montresor’s family motto is “no one insults me with impunity”, he feels justified in taking revenge on Fortunato. In the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, there are countless examples of irony to convey Montresor’s unlawful act, while applying an additional layer of irony to sabotage his revenge.
The irony, a technique where the author creates a difference between what appears to be said and what is real. A media example of irony is Monsters Inc. The irony being the monsters are frightened of the children, when in fact, children are terrified of monsters. The three short stories that illustrate irony are, “The Possibility of Evil,” “The Lottery” and “The Skating Party.” The first being, “The Possibility of Evil” which familiarizes the reader on protective and curious traits. Next to being, “The Lottery” a story most readers cannot connect with though find the purpose engaging.
Many different authors have different styles of writing that they use. Styles can vary to an evil, dark story, to a very humorous and funny story. O.Henry's style is very humorous and he is a master of picking when to use irony inside of his short stories. O.Henry's use of irony to entertain the reader, has humorous statements throughout the story, and his use of descriptive language and imagery to better understand the plot line is excellent in The Ransom of Red Chief. The first literary element that O.Henry uses is irony.