chain for his watch. Jim, Della’s husband, also made a grave sacrifice by selling his watch that he had, as well to obtain the gift that he thought his wife deserved. The irony was that now that they made these sacrifices for to get the present for the other that they could not use the gift the other got for them because of the sacrifice.
In “Good Country People” the three literary techniques that I will explain are situational irony, flashback, and resolution. "I hope you don't think," he said in a lofty indignant tone, "that I believe in that crap! I may sell Bibles but I know which end is up and I wasn't born yesterday and I know where I'm going!” This example of situational irony is one of the bible salesman angrily letting Hugla know that he wasn’t a Christian but that he sold bibles to make a living really. Throughout the context the reader was lead to believe that because he sold bibles that he was a good Christian man that sold bibles and he believed in the bibles words. He also ended up tricking Hugla into that he was in love with her as he confessed his “love” for her and did his best to get her to confess her love back to him. “He mumbled about loving her and about knowing when he first seen her that he loved her, but the mumbling was like the sleepy fretting of a child being put to sleep by his mother.” The flashback technique was used when the writer decided to inform the reader of what happen to Hugla’s leg and why she had to have a wooden one to replace it “which had been shot off in a hunting accident when Joy was ten” (R. W 2014). The resolution of the this story was the fact that the bible salesman that we all thought was a good Christian man ended up conning Hugla, who thought she was smarter than most of the folks of the town wooden leg.
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