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Nathaniel Hawthornes My Kinsman Major Molineux is a short story that represents irony Irony refers to differences between reality and appearance or between what a person thinks is true and what is actually true The symbols of irony in the story show how Robin the main character discovers in his ocean journey the reality of his relative and know the way of dealing with towns citizens Nathaniel Hawthornes My Kinsman Major Molineux is about a young youth of eighteen years old He was a youth of barely eighteen years1 who travels from his village towards the town to search for his Kinsman Major Molineux Robin have strong confidence on himself to find his uncle so meets different people and ask them the way to his house but they answer him with ignorance and a loud laugher Finally he is told to wait by a church and his relative will pass by but when he passes Robin was shocked to see him as clown so he decides to travel back to his village Moreover Robins feeling of irony towards himself does not effect his confidence no matter even how sensitive it is he thinks everything will be fine and the time to achieve his goal will soon come The first situation of irony is the way of his clothes and simplicity He was clad in a coarse gray coat1223 It also shows the relationship of the boys innocence and the town appearance does not have any importance to him he just give attention and care to have a good soul treat people in a good manner and dignity Brown curly hair well-shaped features and bright cheerful eyes were natures gifts1223 In fact a simple person is not used to walk for a long distance because most village people are poor and does not use cars but prefer walking Robin is a very active boy with a high ambitious characteristics to reach
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