One of the most prominent aspects of irony in both is that both Tessie and Katniss seem to be making fun of their society in a way. Tessie cheers out for her husband when he goes forward to draw the slip of paper for his family. According to Zhu Yuhan “When the result of the lottery is announced, her earlier easiness and peacefulness passes away” (“Ironies in The Lottery”). Tessie is fine with making a small commotion upon her arrival and when the mood is light, but when her husband reveals he has the chosen slip of paper she loses it. She throws a fit and tries to refuse it and blame others.
Her self-assurance comes from a keen critical mind and is expressed through her quick-witted dialogue. Elizabeth 's sparkling and teasing wit brings on Lady Catherine 's disapproval and Darcy 's admiration. She is always interesting to listen to and always ready to laugh at foolishness, stating, "I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can." Because of her exceptional powers of observation, Elizabeth 's sense of the difference between the wise and foolish, for the most part, is very good.
The beginning of the love, and the overall concept of it, are incredibly appealing to Blanche and they make her happy. Although, because the love is so blinding, it eschews Blanche’s vision and she fails to see the true nature of her lover and the situation. Blanche is describing a situation where she truly experienced too much of a good thing. Additionally, the metaphor of her love being “in the quicksands” (114) creates a mental image for the reader of someone struggling to make the love work, but not being able to. The love was doomed from the start to eventually sink into
Cyrano de bergerac by Edmond Rostand is a romantic play that shows the life of Cyrano de Bergerac, Christian de Neuvillette and De Guiche and their love for Roxane. Rostand is able to relate this to real life because he is able to show many problems that people face such as insecurity about their body like Cyrano, as well as insecurity about their intelligence like Christian. Rostand also is able to relate it to real life by displaying love at first sight planning a perfect future with someone you just meet or do not know very well like Christian and Roxane relationship. As well as the other relationship problems, He also uses De Guiche in a way that is similar to people forcing relationships on one another and how they usually turn out. In
The “Sassiness” is supported by the sarcasm in the poem and the pride and feelings of certainty. “The Sassiness” also gives a certain humoristic tone to the poem. The use of the words “haughtiness, sexiness” contributes to this tone of over-confidence, boldness and playfulness. She wants to overcome sexism and the oppression of women by the use of the following recurring questions: “Does my haughtiness offend you? “ “Does my sexiness offend you”, “Does my sassiness upset
But She Likes it Like That: Gender Roles, Realities, and Rape in The Reeve’s Tale from a Feminist Perspective Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again, this time with a vengeance. His cunning characters fairly burst with bawdy antics in The Reeve’s Tale, eliciting delighted laughter from readers… male readers, at least. (CAN I USE THIS ELIPSES FOR A PAUSE IN MY NARRATIVE?) While there is no doubting Chaucer’s work has entertainment value, it comes at a price perhaps too high. Historically, women in literature are oftentimes not afforded kind treatment, and both the wife and daughter in The Reeve’s Tale have a worse fate by far.
His jealousy, his prejudice against blind people, and his sense of humor are presented in absurd ways, allowing him to be a realistic and flawed character in an enjoyable way. The narrator’s relationship with his wife and Robert are also made more realistic through Carver’s use of humor. It also allows the reader to see the changes in the narrator’s character as he becomes less standoffish towards Robert and finally begins to understand and relate to
Cyrano hides his disappointment masterfully and again demonstrates an air of happiness and wit for the people, though his heart is broken by Roxane's devastating news. In Act III, Cyrano and Christian form a collusion to woo Roxane with Christian's looks and Cyrano's words. To Roxane, it appears as though Christian embodies both the curls and the wit. However, the reader, Cyrano, and Christian are all aware of the fact that her dream is not reality. The famous balcony scene in Act III exhibits this theme of appearance versus reality exquisitely.
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.
Later into the novel, however, Daisy’s attitudes towards actions start to unfold. As specified by Fitzgerald, Daisy’s “face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget” (Fitzgerald 9). Certainly, the readers can deem favorable characteristics from Daisy; she has the impression of being a lovable and