Dramatic Irony In Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Toward the beginning of Ray Bradbury’s, Something Wicked This Way Comes, William Halloway was often associated with dramatic irony to show his deficient understanding of the carnival’s operation but verbal irony to show that he was also suspicious of the carnival. Dramatic irony is evident when Will and Jim question the whereabouts of the lighting rod salesman, like when one of them said, “Storm never came. But he went.”(Bradbury70) then the other said, “Where? And why did he leave his bag?”(70), and finally, “What’s so important you forget everything?”(70). The dramatic irony is shown with the boys multiple questions emphasizing their curiosity about Tom Fury’s abrupt relocation such as, “Where?”(70), “…why…”(70), and “What’s so important…”(70).
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