Ironical Symbols in Saki’s Stories ( Vol-3,Issue-2,March - April 2018 )
Author: Senem Üstün Kaya
Keyword: imagery, ironical symbols, stylistic peculiarities, twisting endings.
Abstract: H. H. Munro (1870-1916) is one of the most outstanding English writers who wrote with a pseudonym of Saki, impressed by Omar Khayyam. As a distinguished writer of the Edwardian period, Saki applied certain stylistic peculiarities in his works. Many of his stories include twisting endings, blend of humorous situations with tragic events, shocking characters, violent acts, animal imagery, satire, cruelty and ironical symbols that hinder Saki’s messages as a writer. This study aims at analyzing Munro’s three famous short stories, ‘The Open Window’, ‘Sredni Vashtar’ and ‘The Story-Teller’, to conclude that symbols are ironically used to shock the reader while presenting the messages of the writer.
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