Examples Of Irony In The City Of Ember

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In The City of Ember, irony occurs throughout the story. For instance, Doon discovers the mayor’s treasure room in the pipeworks. “‘The mayor has a secret treasure room in the pipeworks’” (158). By observing this quote, we can see that the mayor has a connection with Looper because when Looper states, “‘Message for the mayor,’ he said… delivery at eight’” (31). Looper has been supplying the mayor with all the supplies. We know this because Lizzie had dropped some rare food on the street and told Lina that Looper had scavenged for items in old storage rooms. Instead of helping the city, as a mayor would, he was selfish, secretive, and kept all the supplies to himself. He was selfish in the sense of keeping every last supply that Looper could

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