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Hermann the Irascible
In "Hermann the Irascible" (1917), a king decides that once women have the right to vote, they will tire of the responsibility. In this comedic story, this reverse psychology works - once women gain the right to vote, they don't want it anymore. Today, "Herman the Irascible" is read as a time piece that reflects popular opinions of the era.Pair “Hermann the Irascible: A Story of the Great Weep” with “The Mouse” and ask students to compare these texts by the same author. Does the author use any similar techniques in both pieces of comedy?