Roald Dahl's Use Of Situational Irony

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Roald Dahl use situational and dramatic irony, but mainly dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more than the characters now about what is happening in the story. One example of this is when the police are looking for the killer the whole time and they say it can’t be the wife because she is so sweet and nice. Even though the audience knows the whole time that she is the killer, but the police don’t even look very deeply into the idea that she might have killed him. Throughout the story the author uses dramatic irony I know this because the audience always knows more than the police. The second type of irony used is situational irony which means when you expect something to happen one way but ends up the opposite way. One
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