This story leans toward situational irony. Everytime Jim as the main character of this story does something bad and believes that he will get punished, he actually doesn’t get any punishment. He went from bad to worse. For examples, include Jim’s tricks, his stealing, and he was killing his family, all in which end in no punishment. Actually, I dislike the story because the story is too flat and monotonous. In my opinion the author packs it with a predictable storyline, and I disagree with the way the story illustrates that something bad will never be revealed. That is the opposite of what is in the real life. Because in real life know the name of natural law or called karma where whatever you do in this world, you will get the retaliation for your good or bad-things and right or wrong-doings. Lamenting the way Jim deceives his mother in a reliable and cunning manner contained in “The Story of The Bad Little boy”, based on Jim’s simple trick is shown almost exactly as everyone does in real life ie quietly with the situation: “Once this little bad boy stole the key of the pantry, and slipped in there and helped himself to some jam, and filled up the vessel with tar, so that his mother would never know the difference” (p. 1). It is certain that Twain delivered the story based on things that are common in real life, but the different is that Twain does not want to make the results of every event in the story as it should be in real life. Such as if someone steals a thing or an item, however there will be a time that the stolen thing is realized by the owner that it has been lost. As well as what my sister once did when she stole my liquid chocolate from the refrigerator and switched it with soy sauce. Automatically, as good as any trick of a child in stealing, an adult would know it. Another thing that quite annoying and surprising is Jim’s behavior when he stole the jam. It can be seen in the following excerpt:He ate that jam, and said it was bully, in his sinful, vulgar way; and he put in the tar, and said that was bully also, and laughed, and observed “that the old woman would get up and snort” when she found it out; and when she did find it out, he denied knowing anything about it, and she whipped him severely, and he did the crying himself. Everything about this boy was curious (p. 1)From those lines can be seen how arrogant and naughty this boy is. How come? When he knew he was doing wrong and would get himself into a trouble but he keep did it without hesitation. Instead he laughed and imagined silly things that would happen but actually not at all. There is another Jim’s mischief action that was simple but perfectly made. When he stole many apples from Farmer Acorn’s apple tree, he did not get panic and had prepared everything as he had intended. It can be seen on: “He stole as many apples as he wanted and came down all right; and he was all ready for the dog, too, and knocked him endways with a brick when he came to tear him.” (p. 1-2). This is another part of the story that can cause a variety of amazement where the great dog is weaker than a naughty little boy and how dare a little boy enters an apple orchard to steal many apples with a guard dog around there. Most likely in real life it is almost impossible to be done perfectly by a little boy, it may be successful but if it is a bunch of boys. Because in my childhood, I ever do the same thing with that and I did it just for fun with my friends. We just tried to play to a farmer’s farmland with a guard dog around there. We did not know at all and did not prepare for the worst that was possible to happen because we just thought to have fun. So, while we were enjoying playing in the farmland, then the dog came and chased us. We were spontaneous and panic, all we had in mind was just run, run, and we had to run. But based on “The Story of The Bad Little Boy” clearly different way of thinking between a child named Jim and my friends with me. Jim is so lucky and forward-oriented for a boy of his age. Based on “The Story of The Bad Little Boy”, Twain prepared the main character whose characteristic is so flat. So that when Jim grew older he was still bad and even worse with a streak of luck that always approached him. As we can see on: “And he grew up and married, and raised a large family, and brained them all with an ax one night, and got wealthy by all manner of cheating and rascality; and now he is the infernalest wickedest scoundrel in his native village, and is universally respected, and belongs to the legislature.” (p. 3). All I can conlude about the story is any kind of bad behavior that has been done, will someday be repaid. That’s the rule in the real life. Whereas, in the short story of “The Bad Little Boy” the rule like that does not apply to the main character that make the story become ironic and rarely peresent in today’s life.