Essays on Irony

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Revenege in “The Cask of Amontillado”

“The Cask of Amontillado” is a Gothic fiction by Edgar Allan Poe who develops the theme of pride and revenge to show the motive for Montresor actions and to foreshadow what is to happen in the story. “The Cask of Amontillado” is told in past tense about a chilling murder Montresor committed 50 years ago. […]

Pages: 2 Words: 536

Literary Analysis ‘The Cask of Amontillado’

The Cask of Amontillado is a short literary work wrote in 1846. From the same author that brought us The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe. This short story also has a Gothic nature. Edgar Allan Poe, was born in the early eighteen-hundreds. His accomplishments as a poet and author are wide […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1007
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The Novel ‘Heart of Darkness’ 

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness tells the tale of a sailor, a petty trader and commander, as well as a tyrannical company, through symbolic hidden meanings and irony. Ultimately bringing forth, the true meaning of the novella. Throughout Heart of Darkness, How these figurative elements are executed, lures the reader and envelopes them in a […]

Pages: 3 Words: 926

Devices ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’

In literature, forests have a bad reputation. Little Red Riding Hood gets tricked by a wolf in a forest. Dante starts his descent into hell wandering around in a forest. The Forbidden Forest near Hogwarts gives Harry Potter almost nothing but trouble. Forests are full of creepy fungi, jagged rock, twisted branches, and deceptive little […]

Pages: 2 Words: 657

Irony and Symbolism in “persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi

Every war has millions of stories, and people who lived through it all tell the best ones. Persepolis refers to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, published in the United States in 2003, is a graphic autobiography novel by the Iranian author, Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi details her experience and life before, during and after […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1542

Irony and Black Humor in Slaughterhouse-Five  

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five novel has an extremely dark, tragic story line. But, in Vonnegut’s melancholic autobiography, he incorporates a fair amount of irony and black humor into the novel. As a result of including black humor and irony into the story, the novel enables the reader to comprehend the terrors of war – and contributing […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1797

Critical Paper: Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare is effortlessly one of the finest British writers of all time. Many of his works are focused on life, love, death, revenge, mystery, and tragedy, and after almost four-hundred years since his death, they are still celebrated all around the world. Specially Romeo and Juliet, which between tragedy and comedy, the transition is often […]

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Cask of Amontillado: a Tale of Death and Revenge

The Cask of Amontillado is a short literary work wrote in 1846. From the same author that brought us The Fall of the House of Usher, Edgar Allan Poe. This short story also has a Gothic nature. Edgar Allan Poe, was born in the early eighteen-hundreds. His accomplishments as a poet and author are wide […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1007

The Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex

Having decoded the Sphinx’s riddle and rescued the city of Thebes from destruction, Oedipus is named their king. Although a plague is devastating Thebe’s people, and many bird entrails and oracles strongly propose it is due to the murderer of the last king, Laius, still living in the kingdom and is unpunished. In order to […]

Pages: 3 Words: 770

Use of Black Humor and Irony in Slaughterhouse-Five  

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five novel has an extremely dark, tragic story line. But, in Vonnegut’s melancholic autobiography, he incorporates a fair amount of irony and black humor into the novel. As a result of including black humor and irony into the story, the novel enables the reader to comprehend the terrors of war – and contributing […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1796

Language and Setting Discussion of Hills Like White Elephants

Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” begins with a long description of a valley in Spain surrounded by hills, trees and fields. An unnamed American man and a young woman named Jig, wait for the train from Barcelona. The couple talks and drinks beer while they wait at the train station. Jig stares out at […]

Pages: 3 Words: 922

Famous Stories of the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

In Andrew Jackson speech on Indian Removal and Michael Rutledge “Samuel’s Memory”,diction plays a huge role on developing the tone.While Jackson use of word choices makes his address to congress sound uplifting, Rutledge use of word choices creates a tone of confusion. In Jackson address to congress on the Indian Removal, Jackson creates a tone […]

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Political Comedy the Death of Stalin

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Til Schweiger, and Melanie Laurent. The film tells the alternate history story of two plots to assassinate Nazi Germany’s leadership, one planned by Shosanna Dreyfus, a young French Jewish cinema […]

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Review

In the opening of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Coelho uses numerous stylistic techniques to not only inspire his readers but also to instill his message through thematic elements. Through the character interactions, symbols, and allusions presented in the first few pages of this novel, Coelho is able to present various lessons to the reader. […]

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Southern Gothic Style in ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’

Flannery O’Connor was an American novelist, short story writer, and a religious woman from Georgia. She was known to write in a Southern Gothic style, being filled with grotesque characters and violence. “Critics also noted her skills, as a tragic writer; her combination of tragedy and comedy; her emphasis on violence, catharsis, and salvation; her […]

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Richard Cory Analysis Essay

The poem “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson is a very impacting poem. The poem is about a man named Richard, he was a very rich man, very good looking, everyone wanted to be him. One summer night Richard committed suicide. This man that seemed to have it all, didn’t want to live his life. […]

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The Lottery Vs. the Destructors

The purpose of fiction is to entertain and sometimes educate. Occasionally, one may read a fictional story based around actual events or ideas. The author may write this type of fiction with the purpose to educate the reader. In The Lottery, the purpose of author Shirley Jackson is to place focus on tradition and raise […]

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