Why does O. Henry calls Blackwell Island a "hospitable place" in The Cop and the Anthem?

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In implying that Blackwell’s Island is a hospitable place, the narrator is using irony, which is the primary device that the author employs throughout the story.

Blackwell’s Island is the location of a prison. The narrator compares it warm locations where wealthy people spend the winter, such as Naples (Italy), Florida, and various places on the Mediterranean Sea. Soapy, however, is an...

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