Irony may appear in difference ways within literature. Irony changes our expectations of what might happen. It can create the unexpected twist at the end of a story or anecdote that gets people laughing or crying. Verbal irony is intended to be a humorous type of irony. Situational irony can be either funny or tragic.
Professor’s Name: Student’s Name: Course: Date of submission: Irony Authors use irony in their stories to help maintain the attention of the readers. Irony happens when the readers of the novel predict that the character or the plot in the account has an attitude or intention oppose to that which is really stated. Coraghessan Boyle through his account Carnal Knowledge uses irony to help gives the account a rather humorous tone. The way through which the narrator of the story reacts to the ironic instances assists the readers in understanding him and the meaning of the entire account. Contrastingly the use of irony in Edgar Poe Cask of Amontillado is rather tragic.
Different types of irony within The Crucible The Crucible contains several examples of situational, verbal, and dramatic irony. Arthur Miller uses irony in many ways, his reason for using irony is to catch and keep the reader’s attention. For example he uses dramatic irony to create anxiety and tension within the story. Many other authors use irony to make their audience think about what is being said as well as what is going on in the story. Most irony is used intentionally, but in some cases it can be used unintentionally.
He never stops condemning new ideas about the lottery. When Mr. Adams mentions that a different village is considering doing away with the lottery, Old Man Warner responded, "Pack of crazy fools... listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to live in caves, nobody work anymore, live that way for a while" (Jackson 246). He is holding onto tradition, even some that are no longer being put to use. He is the perfect symbol of everything that is wrong with blindly following traditions.
Mark Twain's Use of Satire in Huckleberry Finn Throughout his pieces of literature, the famous American author Mark Twain portrays his personal views of society using satire and irony in his stories. He makes fun of broken parts in the American society relentlessly and makes sure the readers understand how outrageous some acts were during the early-to-mid 1800s. Twain seems to target specific aspects in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn such as how young people could be conflicted between morality and legality, the loss of self-respect for money, and the effects of herd mentality. He has an interesting approach at giving the reader insight, but his main ideas for the theme shine through and are clearly depicted. To begin, Twain targets Huckleberry Finn's innocence and uses it as a way to show that anyone being raised in a racist, pro-slavery America was conflicted between morals and laws.
She realizes that this is an unpleasurable and outdated tradition and should be forgotten only because she got chosen. However, if her family’s name wasn’t drawn, she would have blindly followed the ritual, thrilled to have escaped a gruesome, sacrificial death. As a reader it is easy to empathize for Tessie since she or others don’t have a voice in their community or are even able to look at the bigger picture and see that the lottery is unnecessary. Not only does the dramatic irony of the lottery allow the reader to understand Tessie’s view, it creates a similar feeling towards Bill Hutchinson. For example, “Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip of paper out of her hand.
An example of this can be found when Ellen wont eat with Starlettas family simply because they are black. But later on in the novel she realizes that racism is wrong. Life advice from the novel ‘A Separate Peace” would be don't let jealousy and envy overtake you, because it can lead to something you will regret in the long run. This example is found when Gene causes Finny to break his leg because he is jealous of Finnys athletic ability. But later on finds out that he ruined Finnys athletic days altogether and ends up regretting it in the long
Therefore, situational irony could be tragic or funny. Usually writers employ strong word connections with situational irony and add fresh thoughts, variations and embellishments to their works. It may range from the most comic to the most tragic situations. Its comical use usually creates unexpected turnaround in a plot for the betterment. Sometimes, these forms of ironies occur, because people identify certain events and situations as unfair or odd.
The people are so tired of these handicaps they are trying to figure out ways to relive themselves. Hazel said “If there was just some way we could make a little hole in the bottom of the bag, and just take out a few of them lead balls” (Vonnegut.p2). To make the situation worst, their entertainment has to be handicapped as well, so they would not make anyone feel bad about themselves. They have masks on their faces and weight around their ankles. If they are truly a utopia they would push their citizens toward success instead of holding them back with these torcher methods.
The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.” Through the outcomes of both plays, the audience is able to receive some hard truths and be confronted with reality. In their respective ways, the two plays reveal truths about the human experience in the way that the plays are symbolic of very real human or societal problems. Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, has a fateful plot with a tragic ending. His play follows the conventions of tragedy, implementing plot, character development,