Situational Irony In Josh Pachter's Invitation To Murder

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"Invitation to Murder" Essay

"Invitation to Murder" by Josh Pachter is a mystery story that portrays numerous examples of situational irony throughout the plot. Situational irony is a literary device in which a different situation than what was expected to happen occurs. Firstly, the title itself, "Invitation to Murder" suggests that there was a physical murder committed. However, in reality the murder was not physical, rather the result of the old man, Gregory Abbott, not receiving the heart medication required to keep him alive. Therefore this is an example of situational irony because the title misleads the readers into believing an idea that does not happen.

In the story, Eleanor Abbott invites a total of twelve detectives and

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