Irony in hardy's novel
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  • 1. Name : Virani Nilam Role No.:18 Sem:4 Paper:E-C-405(Thomas Hardy)Submitted to:S.B.Gardi Department of English,S.M.K. Bhavnagar University
  • 2. •It has humorous or emphatic effect.
  • 3. Basic features of Irony
  • 4. Types of IronySocratic irony: a mask of innocence and ignorance adopted towin an argumentDramatic or tragic irony: a double vision of what is happening ina play or real-life situationLinguistic irony: duality of meaning
  • 5. Cont...Structural irony: a quality that s built into texts, in whichnarrator point up deeper implications of a situationRomantic irony: in which writers conspire with readers toshare the double vision of what is happening in the plot of novel
  • 6. Cosmic Irony in Hardy’s novel: Mode of philosophical expression features  Person’s desire and Opposite outcome  Person’s mismarriage e.g. Marriage of Eustesia and Clym, Firstmeeting of Angle with Tess
  • 7. Irony in ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ Henchard discovering Elizabeth-Janes true parentage at such an inappropriate time. when Mrs. Goodenough only betrays Henchards past because Susan and Elizabeth-Jane remind her of it.