Situational Irony In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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Most of the time Surprises can be a good thing but with situational irony surprises can come in many forms. Situational irony is when the story has a twist. For example in Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” readers get a sense of horror when they find out that the lottery is not infact a raffle for prizes, but a raffle for who will be stoned to death. Situational irony is also shown in the short story “The necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. In this story though we are presented with a feeling of sympathy When the necklace Mathilde lost and became poor over was really just an imitation and she had worked for nothing. Another example is in the short story: “The Ransom of Redchief” by O. Henry . This causes a sense of humor when the kidnappers

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