Dramatic Irony In Gore By Sarah Ellis

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In Sarah Ellis’s “Gore”, she uses its significance in the story, and evidently creates a compelling dramatic irony. The narrator’s use of a dramatic irony unfairly implies a negative image of the story’s antagonist, Lucas as opposed and when compared to Amy. Lucas began doubting his instincts and “[his] voice [had shrunk],” when he anxiously told Amy to “quit it.” Either way, the narrator provided the reader with a negative image of Lucas which supposedly portrayed him as a foolish, and ignorant man from his actions earlier. The narrator tends to portray his stupidity acknowledging the fact that Lucas is lacking the knowledge of Amy’s act, which was hidden from him for an intended purpose. If Amy’s plan was disclosed, the climax and falling action would’ve never resulted in the way it did, and Lucas wouldn’t have opened the door so easily; making Amy’s plan unsuccessful. In…show more content…
As she advises him “[to] break the window,” it puts Lucas in a vulnerable position, and makes Amy seem more decent; although she did not sincerely mean it. Even though there is a bias associated with Lucas, the narrator (Amy) has evidently shown that in comparison of the two, she herself is simply known to be better than her brother. The use of dramatic irony in this story has a huge impact and contributes to Lucas’s image as it makes him look gullible and simply stupid. Therefore, the overall impact the use of a dramatic irony has on the story “Gore”, has caused the siblings to be perceived in a totally different manner. In HH Munro’s “The Interlopers”, he creates a positive advantage in addition to the story with a neutral 3rd person omniscient. The narrator’s
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