Ironies In A Short Story

172 Words1 Page

The types of ironies, and the way it is used in Shirley Jackson's short story (mystery), “The Possibility of Evil”, has been used in three different types of ironies. One of my examples is a quote, “Miss Chandler, the librarian, and Linda Stewart's parents would have gone unsuspectingly ahead with their lives, never aware of the possible evil lurking nearby, if Miss Strangeworth had not sent letters to open their eyes (page 216).” This is example of situational irony because Mrs. Strangeworth things that she is trying to stop the evil in the town, but the reality is she is the cause of it. The second example of irony used in the short story is when Mrs. Strangeworth blurts out to Helen Crane quote, “Nonsense. All babies are different. Some

Open Document