Irony

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  • Irony In The Screwtape Letters

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    that Screwtape committed cannibalism and consumed his nephew due to the unfortunate (for them) results of Wormwood’s attempted tempting. In this satirical book, C.S Lewis shows how the devil attempts to tempt us to consume us in Hell. C.S Lewis uses irony and sarcasm to warn us of the dangers

  • Irony In The Kite Runner

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    Kite Runner, making his life a source of repetitive irony. This however, develops this character’s personality, as well as shapes the person he becomes and his relationship with other characters in the novel. In particular, these ironic events affect the relation Amir has with Hassan and Sohrab, and induce Amir’s feeling of guilt. Hassan’s rape is the first significant piece of conflict which appears in the novel, and the most important piece of irony as well, with considerable recurring consequences

  • Irony And Foreshadowing In Medea

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    In the ancient play Medea, Euripides uses such devices as irony, conflict, foreshadowing, and stereotype to develop the character of Medea. Various examples can be seen within each of the episodes of the book. Within the Prologue of Medea, there is a vivid image of Medea guarding her children like a lioness guarding her cubs. At this point in the play, this image shows that Medea is a compassionate and loving mother figure. The comparison of Medea to a lioness also shows that she has a strong and

  • Children and Irony Essay

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    Children and Irony Irony is, among many other reasons, problematic in the sense that it is both hard to define as well as sometimes hard to understand. Even the most critical and experienced of readers have missed instances of irony at times, and even more so ordinary readers. Furthermore, traditional conceptions of irony almost always talk about the "ignorant" audience that fails to detect the irony alongside the "knowing" audience that does detect it. These conceptions generally take a

  • Irony In Fahrenheit 451

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    The Irony of Montag From a general perspective, literature works are more interesting for the readers when these include a sequence of events that result in unexpected outcomes. If every book you read had exactly what you expected, it would become boring. The fact that the end of a novel is different from what the reader assumes, is what gives life to a story. Readers choose books by their content of conflicts, and often prefer books that are not vague or predictable. The book Fahrenheit 451, is

  • Theme Of Irony In Hamlet

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    Irony is a literary device that signifies the opposite of its intended meaning. It is used for humorous or emphatic effect. A rhetorical device that conveys a message that is clear to the audience but unknown to the character. There are three types of irony which include: 1). Dramatic irony : Occurs when the audience knows something that the characters do not. 2). Situational irony : Occurrence of unintended circumstances of events. 3). Verbal irony: Occurs when the speaker says the opposite of

  • Frankenstein Irony Analysis

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    Ironic Devices Irony is most commonly used in dialogue to express sarcasm and humor, however it can also be applied to add depth to literature. Mary Shelley employs irony in Frankenstein to emphasize the truth and prompt her readers to question pivotal concepts. Her use of irony does not intended for humor, but instead, she utilizes ironic devices to enhance her overall themes and convey the unpredictable consequences of actions. Verbal irony is often confusing, since it expresses a different

  • Irony in "The Story of an Hour"

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    Irony in Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” “The story of an hour” by Kate Chopin is described as a story of great irony having many unexpected twists and turns. Situational and dramatic irony is used throughout the story. This is a story of a woman who finds out her husband’s death in a train accident and reacts with sadness in the beginning, but then realizes a freedom and relief from her repressive life. She experiences a complete joy over the death of her husband and dies from the shock of discovering

  • The Namesake Irony Quotes

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    true good name was lost in the mail? Would the story have progressed in the same pattern? Would the obvious self-identity crisis Gogol faced throughout the novel be present? Would there even be a novel? All these questions focus around the same core: irony. Lahiri capitalizes this literary device to develop the plot of the Namesake. To think that the whole book is rooted in one lost letter is ironic. All the struggles, Gogol undergoes to try to define himself would have been irrelevant if the letter

  • Irony in Pride and Prejudice

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    Irony in Pride and Prejudice Irony forms the alma mater of Jane Austen’s novels. Likewise, “Pride and Prejudice” is steeped in irony of theme, situation, character, and narration. Austen uses it to establish the contrast between appearance and reality. As one examines “Pride and Prejudice”, one discovers the ironic significance of how pride leads to prejudice and prejudice invites pride. Importantly, the novel elucidates how both “Pride” and “Prejudice” have their corresponding virtues bound up