Examples Of Dramatic Irony In Lamb To Slaughter

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Lamb to slaughter by Roald Dahl displays dramatic Irony in the story. Dramatic Irony is when the reader is more aware of what is occurring than the characters are. For instance, Mary Maloney, a main character throughout the text giggles at the fact that the policemen were eating the evidence of a murder, that she had committed. This is stated when one of the police officers said that the murder weapon is right under their noses. “Personally, they thought it's right here on the premises. Probably right under their very noses”.(18)Therefore, this is dramatic Irony due to the fact that the readers know exactly what the murder weapon is, while the police do not know. Another example is when Patrick Maloney, another main character said “do not

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