today we'd use social media to quickly spread a controversial idea, but in the eighteenth century, the printed pamphlet was highly effective. and thomas paine took full advantage of it. on january 9, 1776, when paine published his pamphlet, "common sense," he wanted to push the american people toward independence from britain. it ultimately ignite the american revolution. thomas paine argued that the monarchy was evil and should be rejected as a form of government. to underscore his point, he cited the bible to argue his case -- in judges 8: 22-23: "the israelites said to gideon, 'rule over us, you and your son and your ' gideon told them, 'i will not rule over you. the lord will rule over you'" (nrsv).
the examples that saki used to represent satire through situational irony are options two (2) and five (5) inasmuch as the wolf thought that looking for a girl in the bushes could be as easy as hunting little pigs at the park, but it took him so much time to find the girl if it had not been not for a silly mistake. also, bertha would have survived to the wolf's hunt if she had not won those medals for goodness, which at the end they were what got her killed by making noise, so winning medals of goodness was not so good achievement, after all.