Theme Of Irony In The Most Dangerous Game

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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”.
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In the beginning of the story, Rainsford wondered what it would be like to be the jaguar that he were about to hunt. Rainsford, stating no pity for the hunted, showed that for him, what he as a hunter was doing, was all that mattered. The ironic part is that Rainsford ends up having to be the hunted. He had to fight against himself as he was in the past. He had to think like a beast. After changing roles from hunter to hunted, Rainsford changes roles yet again. He changes to being a hunter, but not an ordinary one. He changes to be just like Zaroff: hunting humans. He tells Zaroff, just before he kills him, that "I am still a beast at bay" (Richard Connell 85). Also, one of Zaroff’s servants names Ivan, was a very tall, muscular man with a scary face. At first, he was feared by Rainsford, was actually both deaf and mute. Ivan was, in a way, useless. The irony of this story is key because without irony there would be not point or purpose to this work, which for this particular short story was to expose an aspect of the human …show more content…
In the grand drama “Les Miserables”, along with many other though provoking points or morals, the irony is key. It is the ironic changes of the characters’ path of life that leads to the next change that become examples of heroism and makes this masterpiece praiseworthy. Same with the poem or as some call it a hymn “Batter my heart, three-personed God”. Through such an ironic prayer, the author chose the need for a different type prayer in Christians’ life. And in the well-known short story “The Most Dangerous Game”, irony was used to show an aspect of the human condition.
The irony in each story is they channel the authors used to bring forth there points or morals. Although each story has a different point or moral, “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo, “Batter my heart three-personed God” by John Donne, and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell have a handful of irony which links these three pieces of work created in different eras by different

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