Irony In The Magi, The King Is Dead: Long Live The King

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Faizaan Amanat 1st Trimester Exam
1. “WOW...Jar Jar Binks is soo funny! He totally didn’t ruin the entire Star Wars franchise for almost two decades!” This is irony. Usually when people think of irony, they think of sarcasm. But many people do not know, is that there are other forms of irony. Those being, Dramatic and Situational. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something the characters don’t. Situational irony is when the opposite of what should happen, happened. Four stories that used irony were The Gift of the Magi, The Necklace, The King is Dead: Long Live the King, and The Chaser.
In the classic story The Gift of the Magi, there is a keen example of dramatic irony. In the story, Della and Jim are a very poor couple who barely
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But has always been in the mid to lower class. One day she and her husband get an invite to go to a rich party. She borrows a necklace from one of her friends. The necklace looks valuable so Loisel's going to return it after the party. When she goes to the party, she has a great time and has an absolute blast. But when she goes home, she finds out that she has lost the necklace. She tells her friend that they have to fix something on the necklace. But instead Loisel and her husband borrow money from loan sharks and buy an exact replica of it. After they give the necklace back, they have to work off the extreme amount of debt. They work 10+ years of labor and finally have worked off the value of the necklace. After she’s done all her labor, Loisel finds her friend Forestier whom the borrowed the necklace from. After Loisel tells her the truth of what happened, Forestier says that they didn’t have to do it since the necklace was worthless. This story is a form of situational irony. Because the value of the necklace turned out to be nothing, it’s the opposite of what we expected and a major plot twist. It’s situational because Loisel basically worked 10+ years of labor for nothing.
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