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Honest and deception can be describe as many things. The way people look at them depends on what happens to them in their life. In both “The Open Window” by Saki and “Like the Sun” by R.K. Narayan contain irony and paradox that helps emphasize the author’s ideas about truth. Irony comes in different types as the following: dramatic, situational, and verbal. One irony in “The Open Window” is verbal irony. Verbal irony is saying one thing but meaning the opposite. In “The Open Window” Vera is the example of verbal irony. She tells Mr. Nuttel that Mrs, Sappleton’s husband and her younger brothers went into the woods to go hunting and they never returned. Another example of verbal irony is when Mr. Nuttel off at the sight of Mr. Sappleton and the others, and Mrs. Sappleton said, “One would think he had seen a ghost.” (198). Vera then made up another lie that Mr. Nuttel was afraid of the dogs and that was the reason he ran off. Additionally, the other irony is situational irony.…show more content…
Since Vera told the lie to Mr. Nuttel, he thought the men were ghost and the sight of seeing them coming back through the window frightened him and he ran off. Dramatic irony is in “Like the Sun” by R.K. Narayan. Dramatic irony is something that the reader knows and the character does not. In “Like the Sun” the reader knew that Sekhar was trying to tell the truth the whole day, but the other characters in the story did not. The headmaster asked, “No, I want it immediately - your frank opinion. Was it good?” (193) Sekhar replied, “ No, sir..” (193) This is an example of Sekhar being
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