Irony in the “Sa

Irony in the “Sa

The irony in Ha Jin's "Saboteur" is that Mr. Chiu accuses the police of Muji of being saboteurs, when he is actually the true saboteur.

Thrasher points out another of the stories ironies in her discussion. She highlights the irony of the intellectual
people of this time being portreyed as weak while in society they are usually seen as the opposite. Meaning historically leaders and powerful figures are usually those who are intellegent, and philisophical, and also educated; but those who are in power, much like the officer who Ha Jin descirbes as, "tall and of athletic build," are the opposite. Ha Jin is pointing out the irony of more subtle events like this one throughout the story in order to keep the reader from focusing on the obvious irony of the story.

Clearly the obvious irony in "Saboteur" is that Mr. Chui is critical of those, like the police, who concentrate on destroying society and its order. Ha Jin is able to show that society, however, is more like the police......
How many people go by the old cliché, “Don’t get mad, Get even?” Well in Mr. Chiu’s case he got mad and got even. The next question someone might want to ask is what kind of person is Mr. Chiu. Mr. Chui is not the kind of person to “get even”, he was just looking for justice. Taking the justice in his own hands it what makes this story ironic. The short story Saboteur written by Ha Jin was based on irony.

On one of the final days of the newlywed’s honeymoon in Muji City Mr. and Mrs. Chui were sitting down to have a nice lunch together. Mr. Chui was exhausted and was trying to forget about his liver, because months previous he suffered from acute hepatitis. He was worried that he would have a relapse. Then Mr. Chui noticed to his right at another table that two railroad police men were laughing and having a good time but also from time to time both of the policemen took a glance at the table which Mr. Chui and his wife were sitting. Mr. Chui says nothing about the looks that they...

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