Examples Of Irony In Short Story

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The irony, a technique where the author creates a difference between what appears to be said and what is real. A media example of irony is Monsters Inc. The irony being the monsters are frightened of the children, when in fact, children are terrified of monsters. The three short stories that illustrate irony are, “The Possibility of Evil,” “The Lottery” and “The Skating Party.” The first being, “The Possibility of Evil” which familiarizes the reader on protective and curious traits. Next to being, “The Lottery” a story most readers cannot connect with though find the purpose engaging. Finally, “The Skating Party” which portrays romance and betrayal. The short stories “The Possibility of Evil,” “The Lottery” and “The Skating Party” all culminate in an ironic ending that is, upon a more critical reading, foreshadowed throughout the story. The situational and Dramatic irony was evident throughout, by the foreshadowing of Miss. Adela Strangeworth's roses and the dropped letter addressed to Don Crane. The reader knows the young man is delivering the letter, yet, Miss. Strangeworth does not (dramatic). Miss. Strangeworth did not expect on receiving a letter address back to her (situational). The irony is that Miss. Strangeworth wrote the letters with a twisted idea she was ending the evil in town when in actuality she was producing the evil.…show more content…
With each story, situational irony is evident. The stories give the reader an expectation the is opposite of the outcome. However, “The Possibility of Evil” demonstrates dramatic irony as well. The reader is told information that the character does not know until it is presented. Nevertheless, “The Possibility of Evil,” “The Lottery” and “The Skating Party” demonstrate situational and/or dramatic irony and foreshadowing throughout the
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