Which excerpt from O’Connor’s “Good Country People” contains an example of irony?
A. Joy was her daughter, a blonde girl who had an artificial leg. Mrs. Hopewell thought of her as a child though she was thirty-two years old and highly educated.
B. When she and the girl happened to be out of the house together, she would say something and add the name Hulga to the end of it, and the big spectacled Joy-Hulga would scowl and redden as if her privacy had been intruded upon. She considered the name her personal affair.
C. Nothing is perfect. This was one of Mrs. Hopewell’s favorite sayings. Another was: that is life! And still another, the most important, was: well, other people have their opinions too.
D. Mrs. Hopewell liked to tell people how she had happened to hire the Freemans in the first place and how they were a godsend to her and how she had had them four years.