Edgar Allen Poe’s intense use of irony throughout “The Cask of Amontillado” makes the story interesting and engaging. He utilizes dramatic and verbal irony in the story to capture the reader’s attention and make them feel sympathy for Fortunato. The constant irony is detected through style, tone and the clear use of exaggeration of Montresor, the narrator. From the beginning we witness dramatic irony in the story. The title of story plays a big part in deceiving Fortunato.
Mark Twain can be referred to as a “Satirist”, (bachelorandmaster.com) setting specific satires through Jim, Huck, and Finn. By using satire, Twain “let a redneck kid tell his story, in his own dialect” (npr.org) sparking controversy and public outcry. The dialect used in the story is to the book. Twain develops a variety of satires for his characters, which are used to help the reader understand each of their lives. Twain shows Jim as superstitious; a trait that is found throughout the novel, and is also represented in Huck.
Shakespeare is a master at providing an audience with keen insight into the human psyche through the actions and words of his heroes, and even more so, his villains. Contained in Shakespearian plays are characters that are considered archetypes for much of today’s basis of judging a person malicious or malevolent. Two of the most infamous villains in all of Shakespearian literature are Iago in Othello and Claudius in Hamlet. Both Claudius and Iago are driven by immoral ambitions, such as jealousy. Unlike many of the "evil villains" in literature, Iago and Claudius are far more complex than may be seen at first.
One of these many literary critics of Jonathan Swift’s satirical piece, Ernest Tuveson, focuses on the theological views of Swift that influence his satire. He brings “together the two sides of a man which tradition has separated: Jonathan Swift, the satirist, and Dr. Swift the dean” (102). Based on Tuveson’s deductive reasoning that logically develops an argument regarding of the nature of Jonathan’s Swift’s satire, the reader strongly agrees with the critics take on the genuity and goodwill in mankind that is deductively reasoned However, when Tuveson analyzes specific pieces of satire in Gulliver’s Travels, either/or fallacies and an argumentum hominem, an “argument to man” fallacy emerge in the text, making the reader disagree with the dimensions of people who prevail over sin, Lemuel Gulliver’s place in society, and the extent to which Jonathan Swift’s personal life influences his works. Tuveson utilizes deductive reasoning when he writes his famous letter on September 29, 1725 to the Pope in order to explain the truth regarding human nature in opposition to illusion.
Sir Phillip Sidney exaggerates this expression to construct a drag of hate over time. Desire is depreciated by the speaker throughout the poem, yet not upon its enlightenment but for its golden coating. Sidney provoked pessimistic diction when calling desire just as bad as, “scums and dregs”. By this implication of downgrading “desire” to the lowest of the low, the reader feels the negativity received by the writer though the speaker. Sidney continues the cynical thought by quoting, “band of all evils”.
Othello Literature essay Iago’s honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona’s faithfulness. Believing the words of “his most honest” friend, Othello is easily succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona being unfaithful. Othello’s loss of faith begins when he starts to believe Iago “his most honest” friend, who tells him that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. Unknowingly he was falling into Iago’s plan. Iago tells to Othello “every man who is married has an unfaithful wife.
Edwards’s language choice affects the audience's emotional response, and emotional appeal, to enhance the argument; “You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince; and yet it is nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment.” He uses as many terms and diction’s as possible to frighten the sinners. His selling idea is to have as many sinners as possible to repent and to his observations the most effective and ethical (ethos) way, was through fear and intimidation. He wrote the sermon with a passion and anger that partly reflected what he thought of God’s anger. He ask the audience to repent in an ethical manner, trying to reason with the sinners,
For both Chaucer and Swift satire and humour plays a large role in their work. For Chaucer it is most visible in the Miller’s tale juxtaposed with the knight’s tale. For Swift his work of Gulliver’s travels and a modest proposal. Swift uses satire in Gulliver’s travels and a modest proposal to critique contemporary society and uses humour and absurdity to drive his points home. Introduction of Swift?
Miranda forces her will upon Caliban, boisterously teaching “each hour/ One thing or other” to her obviously unwilling student, who wishes upon her “red plague” for making him learn her language (121). His attempted rape is no doubt caused by his own evil desires, but it is also indirectly provoked by Miranda, who although has “taught (him) language”, but his only “profit on’t / is (that he) know how to curse” (121). Hence, Caliban’s attempt “to violate (her) honour” can be rationally seen as an attempt to reverse the power dynamics – for rape is the most obvious physical manifestation of one’s urge to exert power
During the 1300’s the church started fading away from the beliefs of giving and started caring in the beliefs of money and extortion. Chaucer’s exaggeration of the Summoner, the Friar, and the Prioress reveal their true priorities and ways of living. For example,” We should beware of excommunication. Thus, as he pleased, the man could bring duress on any young fellow in the diocese. He knew their secrets, they did what he said.