However, Twain exposes the Romantics’ naivety through Sandy’s child-like disillusion of the swineherds as ogres and their idiocy for writing tales themselves about knights and ogres as though they were fact. Through the adventures of Hank Morgan in sixth century England and by lambasting the nonsensical romantic writers, Mark Twain conveys the message to his readers to be critical of the world.
Prince Naveen and his driver, Lawrence, encounter a voodoo witch doctor, Dr. Facilier, who takes advantage of Naveen and Lawrence’s naiveté and turns Naveen into a frog and Lawrence into Naveen, so that Lawrence marries the wrong girl and Dr. Facilier can kill the girl’s father for his fortune. Tiana desperate for money agrees to kiss frog Naveen, but becomes a frog. On their journey to find someone to break the curse Naveen and Tiana develop feelings. In a twist of events Dr. Facilier makes a deal with the spirits for his own gain prompting him to hunt down Naveen. Meanwhile, Lawrence and Charlotte almost marry, and Naveen and Tiana find out the only way to reverse the curse is for Naveen to kiss a princess at midnight, but all went awry.
(The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Example three: Romeo strives to bring out peace between Tybalt and Mercutio, and eventually between the Capulets and the Montagues. However, Mercutio’s death and subsequently Romeo’s pledge to kill Tybalt escalates a situation leading to his banishment and finally to the death of both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo finds Juliet drugged and assumes she is dead. He kills himself then she awakens and sees that he is dead and kills herself. (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare) Example
In the story Oates writes, “Everything about her had two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that was not home.” (Oates 1) A naive, rebellious, along with a flippant attitude with her mother. Oates draws heavily on mythology to build the story’ core. Comparing Connie to Persephone helps the reader understand the characters place, and who Arnold Friend really is. In the myth of Persephone, she is kidnapped by Hades, god of the underworld. Hades agreed to let her go, but before he gave her back he feed her a pomegranate, making her always be with Hades.
The author of Labyrinth, Jim Henson, uses the literary device irony to create surprise by using dramatic irony, verbal irony, and situational irony. To begin, the author uses dramatic irony to create surprise. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that the main character does not. An example of this is that Sarah does not know that Jareth was the owl. Also,
Rikki-Tikki Tavi found himself in a good place with a human family, but in the garden there were two snakes. Rikki- Tikki made his goal to get rid of nag and his wife. Rikki- Tikki killed Nag first, then Nag’s wife. When Rikki-Tikki went to save Teddy, he crushed all of Nagaina’s eggs except for one. Rikki-Tikki was so determined to accomplish his goal that he would die to do it.
(Beddor 11) As Alyss is saying this, she is supposed to be doing pageantry but instead she wants to play with Dodge. When she says that, she is showing that she is acting childish as she has a big responsibility as a princess and she does not want to do princess things. During Alyss’s birthday party the author wrote, “ Bibwit spat the half chewed cake into his hand and found out that it had been turned in gwormmies. Got you said Alyss as she ran away”. (Beddor 24) During her party Alyss pulls a rude prank on her tutor Bibwit by giving him cake and then using her imagination and turning it into
Another example is in Act 4/ Scene 1, Bottom receives service from four fairies and he gets to tell them what to do: “Get your weapons in your hand and kill me a red-hipped humble-bee.../ Scratch my head Peaseblossom” (4.1.7-12). This shows that Bottom appears to be in control. It may appear that both of these characters are in control, but they are actually not. Robin was able to find Bottom and turn his head to of a donkey’s, only because he was following orders from Oberon. This means Robin is not in control.
The witch Circe had captured Odysseus's men and turned them into squealing pigs. After Odysseus attempts to rescue them the Witch turns them back into men but under a trance. She vocies that her only requirement for their freedom is that Odysseus “must first visit the land of the dead and hear a prophecy from the ghost of Tiresias”(p. 387) Odysseus ventures to the underworld and while he is the only one living amongst the milky souls he see his mother. He had no knowledge of her death; this new awareness forced Odysseus to fight “through the pang on pang of tears” (p. 390) Odysseus had to control his grieving until he should “should know the presence of Tiresias” (p. 390) because his vigilance was for the sake of his friend’s lives. Odysseus adjusts his behavior after his encounter with the dangerous cyclops so that no more of his men will suffer for what Odysseus chose to do.
“The Eyes Have It” concludes with the notion that the English vocabulary once ultimately registering it, can be quite strange. Irony is used by New Criticism as a literary device to give the literature a sense of complexity and deviation. As seen in Texts and Contexts, one of the main characteristics that instills effective work in New Criticism is the ability to be complex, even when seeming simple (Lynn 55). In New Criticism, irony is used as a figure of speech where the speaker 's implication is partially said and partially not said, almost making the reading subjective. The two statements that the speaker have said, and not said are usually in contrast of eachother.