“Every Cloud has a Silver Lining”
“Perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. Allah (God) knows, while you know not.” (Quran - Baqarah - 216). To support this quote, our parents always taught us “there should be goodness in everything.” For instance, I have a mark on my eyebrow that is left from my childhood accident. This mark was known as bad effect to me for years. However, one day when my identification needed to be checked officially in United States, this mark saved my life. This is because the ID that I was proving was originated my national country and the picture was fourteen years old. That picture was a lot different than how I look now. From now on, I love this unsightly mark on my face. We call this kind of event “Irony,” which is defined as “the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect” (Google Dictionary). Three short stories that we have discussed in class have irony.
In the “Story of an Hour” there are three examples of irony. First one is the appearance of Mr. Mallard at the end of story since he was reported dead at the beginning. The second irony was his wife’s happiness because she seemed sad for a while at first. Although the author does not state it clearly, from my point of view, Mrs. Mallard’s death reason was the shock of thinking that she lost her freedom again. It is because she was dreaming of a free, single life after her husband’s death.
We see three examples of irony in at “The Necklace”. Mrs. Loisel had a poor life but wanted to have a wealthy one. She borrowed a necklace from her friend when she was invited to a ball by her husband. Ironically, her life became worse than before after she lost the necklace. In the second example, the necklace that they lost and assumed very expensive was paste and very cheap. In the third example, they had to work ten years to...