Limited access

Upgrade to access all content for this subject

…That is the secret of happiness and virtue -- liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny.

Which literary device is represented in the above quote and why? Choose all that apply.


Paradox; it is a contradictory thought that someone will be forced to like their social destiny since they have no choice in the process.


Irony; while the characters manipulate things in their best interest, they consider themselves and their actions to be virtuous and justified.


Diction; the contradictory diction seen in the words "happiness" and "inescapable" sends mixed messages about the production process.


Foreshadowing; the statement indicates that the stifled unhappiness will eventually emerge and cause major disruption in the World State.


None of the answers provide a literary device that is seen within the quote.

Select an assignment template