Gogol uses words such as “flattering" and “bold" to describe Maxine. By getting more familiar with Maxine, Gogol is dissolving his connection to Bengali culture. For example, “At times… he is conscious of the fact that his immersion in Maxine’s family is a betrayal of own. It isn’t simply the fact that his parents don’t know about Maxine” (Lahiri, 155). Ever since Gogol met Maxine, he is spending more and more time with her.
As Chekov dies the story changes from an omniscient narration to a third person narration, as it was told from a point of view of Chekov it changes to his wife; Knipper, having access to her thoughts and feelings, “Leave the glasses. Don’t worry about them. Forget about crystal wineglasses and such. Leave the room as it is. Everything is ready now.
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.
Robert A.Heinlein once said “The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out alive”. Irony is powerful and can majorly affect someone’s life and emotions. Authors use situational irony to create an unexpected twist in the plot of the story. This grabs the reader's attention and also leaves the reader intrigued. 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.
The word choice allows the tone of the novel and the confusion on the face of each character to become apparent. Through this scene, irony emphasizes the ignorance pertaining to the characters, since these characters establish themselves as the foolish, even though they possess the largest amount of power. Critic Joseph Epstein states, “It held that, in mad, impersonal killing of modern warfare, heroism was a joke…” (174).
There are countless examples of detail in The Death of Ivan Ilyich, but, the one I will be focusing on is, “the raw, shrivelled French prunes he had eaten as a child.” Tolstoy portrays to us that Ivan’s life is soon coming to an end by providing us (readers) with many recollections and details from his childhood. Tolstoy also demonstrates how Ivan will die without truly living because he never thought about how death would turn the corner and take him and never lived his own, unique life. Throughout his adulthood, Ivan made choices and completed actions, not for his own sake, but because that is what society accepted, and he wanted to be accepted by society. The details in Ivan’s life are present, but he doesn’t notice those details and goes right along with his work and card games; never showing any emotion towards practically anything in his life. Ivan demonstrates this lack of vision for details when he goes on to say, “It was
David Foster Wallace once said: “The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.” Situational irony catches the reader by surprise with different types of emotions. Also, it creates an unexpected twist. It shocks its audience but still leaves them wondering. For instance, O. Henry, the author of “The Ransom of Red Chief,” provides humor in order to create irony to mess with the reader’s emotions. While Guy de Maupassant creates an emotional roller coaster in “The Necklace” by using whimsical actions and sympathy.
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.
A theme most commonly used in literature. It has a way of bringing change either to a character or environment that no other theme can achieve, most likely for the worst. We see cruelty everywhere in life and pieces of literature it can sometimes be hard to see when it 's right in front of our face. I had a hard time figuring this out while reading The Poisonwood Bible and Things Fall Apart. It wasn 't hard for me to see what they were doing was wrong, but more of why they were.
All of them have falsified version of reality emphasised through Chekhov’s description of what they wear. The absurdism inherent in the characters is first, chronologically, recognized in Lopakhin. In an objective sense Lopakhin is a financially successful man, however he still a peasant in many regards. Lopakhin himself is aware of this