The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell Essay

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The short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, the poem “Batter My Heart three-person 'd God” by John Donne, and the drama “Les Miserable” by Victor Hugo are all masterpieces created in different eras that have a couple things in common. All three pieces of work are primarily made up of a great deal of irony. By irony, each story is unique but also calls attention to the authors’ points. The Webster Dictionary defines irony as “a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected” (“Irony”). Irony is what fills each of the masterpieces of work and therefore makes them have something in common.
There is a handful of irony in the great drama “Les Miserables”. Jean Valjean, the main character was very ironic because he changed from being a hateful prisoner to a merciful and loving mayor who happily helped the dying and the poor. Later he fathered an orphan named Cossette because he promised her dying mother the take care of her. Even though Valjean was originally loving and kind to steal a loaf of bread for his starving nephew, after 19 years of imprisonment, Valjean became pitiful and hated everything and everyone. The story showed how by the grace of the bishop, Valjean decided to start his life over again- a decision ironic not only to normal people, but especially to a prisoner. Another ironic point it “Les Miserables”, was when Inspector Javert (the man who was hunting Valjean down) was…

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