Irony in “the Escape” by W.S.Maugham

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In the literal work “The escape” written by W.S.Maugham, irony plays the inevitable part in making the success of the story. The narrator recites how his friend, Roger Charing, tries to get rid of a woman, Ruth Barlow, through the process in which he escape from the little lady, the author expresses his severe irony towards Ruth Balow and her scheming deeds. First of all, irony refers to the incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs. Right from the beginning, Maugham has stated a rather funny anecdote like this: "If a woman once made up her mind to marry a man, nothing but instant flight could save him." It sounds as if the woman is a persistent predator that is willing to chasing its prey to any corners in the…show more content…
I shall never get over the blow, but of course your happiness must be my first consideration.” He is just a perfect actor in love just like her. Here comes the irony for love, love just a lie, a seemingly beautiful love is full of lies, in which both of two people are liars. The fact that ironic details appear everywhere in “The escape” finally constitutes a humorous as well as interesting story for readers. Not saying direct words but through the profound implications, the author secretly send us deep messages about love, marriage and

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