Just a little change. change the part in bold The irony is a literary technique in which the writer conveys a meaning opposite to the expected. The writer does so by expressing meanings using humor or emphatic effect OR EMPHASIS so that what is expected is different from the literal meaning. For irony to be effective in any literature material, the writer has to use it properly, with skill and competence. Irony can be dramatic, verbal, or comic. BOTH OF THESE ARE COMIC. Writers apply each type of irony depending on the literature material and how they wish to convey meaning to readers. Each type of irony differs from the other in how the writer applies it and his intention. The use of irony helps keep readers’ attention and makes the story interesting. In “The Jewelry,” the writer, Guy de Maupassant, uses irony in different ways, which makes his story interesting by using topics to discuss themes in the story. Irony BE SURE TO IDENTIFY THE TYPE--VERBAL? DRAMATIC?appears throughout his story whereby he emphasizes how appearances can be deceiving and that sometimes people can be blind and act without knowing the consequences of their behaviors (Timalsena Pg. 3142). First, in the story, Mr. Lantin married a woman who was not only beautiful but also the kind of woman every man would admire and dream of to entrust their future. The lady seemed ideal, which raises irony in that every reader would expect her to be everyone's choice and be good as she seemed.WHERE'S THE IRONY HERE? However, she seems to hide something which readers can only discover after she dies.THIS IS THE IRONY Being the kind of woman after every man's desire puts her in a position of respect, but after she dies, we find out that she had a lover beside her husband.The fact that she had a secret lover is the literal meaning, and she was unfaithful rather than well-behaved, as readers would expect. YES, THAT'S THE IRONY. Secondly, Mr. Lantin's family seemed to live in luxury because of their expenses and how his wife took care of the family. DEFINE WHAT THAT IS The truth is that they had a luxurious life, but it resulted from the affair Mr. Lantin's wife had with another lover. MANY LOVERS She used the money she got from her loverS to make her family's life seem luxurious. We expect the kind of life in the family to be contributed by the husband, but this is not the case as the wife is unfaithful and uses her lover's money in her family. Mr. Lantin's wife uses the money from her other lover to buy expensive food, decorate their house, get expensive jewels that she lies that are cheap, and buy wine. Her husband should have realized that the luxurious life in his house is not from his salary only but from somewhere else. Despite the luxuries, he does not open his eyes to know where all the money comes from, as we expect. He goes on to live happily, being fooled by his wife and the comfortable life in the house. Thirdly, Mr. Lantin stopped accompanying her wife to the theatre, and this is where she got her secret lover. AND THE IRONY BECOMES OBVIOUS. If he had not stopped going with her, it would be hard for another man to flirt with her. According to how their life starts and the way she takes care of her husband, it is obvious that Lantin’s wife loves and takes care of him, which we expect to continue all through. However, Lantin stops going to the theatre with his wife and lets her go alone. She finds an opportunity to flirt with another man and gets money to purchase her expensive jewels from this aspect. In all other aspects, apart from the theatre and buying jewels, Lantin’s wife is faithful to him and properly cares for his needs. The fact that she is unfaithful and bought all jewelry pieces using another man’s money comes out when she dies. Another ironyWHAT KIND? is in the jewelry, which she said to her husband that it was fake. Later, her husband discovered that it was real and expensive. We could expect that the jewelry was fake, just as she said, but she was only making an imitation of it. LatinWHO? sold the jewelry, became rich, and married another woman after six months. It came out clearly that his wife used the jewelry from her lover to cater to the luxurious life they lived. The jewel cost a lot of money, but the husband could not realize that his wife got money from elsewhere. Irony shows how Lantin’s wife was deceiving, unfaithful and disrespectful by lying to him. She lived a false life that her husband thought was true because she treated him and managed the house without complaining. Her life was ironic, and Lantin thought he was a happy man but was only deceiving himself. He discovered the lie after her death, meaning that she would have continued with her unfaithful deeds.