Bring out the use of irony in the story, ‘The Eyes Have

Irony is the strange aspect of a situation. It is the opposition of reality and appearance. Ruskin Bond’s ‘The Eyes Have It is ironical right from the beginning. Here are some examples (1) Although the girl’s mother advised her to avoid talking to strangers, but still she had a conversation with the unknown narrator. (ii) The narrator considered the girl to be normal but actually she was also blind which comes as a twist at the end. (iii) The narrator gave a fine description of Mussoorie inspite of his blindness. (iv) The title is ironical since we see everything through the eyes of the blind narrator.

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