I'm wondering if there is a English writing technique or style I can use to show that the result that appeared is contrary to the expectation of the first-person narrator? (I'm not using garden-sentences for this)
After going through a Life-and-Death Trial, First-person Narrator has following conversation with their teacher.
Teacher: "I put you through a Trial to awaken your talent."
First-person Narrator: "That's absurd."
Teacher: "In general, most people are unable to awaken their talent until they face a life and death situation. In fact, its a lack of encountering life and death situations that prevent most people from awakening their talent."
First-person Narrator: "Then, for that reason you made me take the trial?"
Narrator's Inner thoughts: insert sentence that shows the result that appeared (Teacher's "In general..." response) is contrary to the expectation of the narrator