Situational Irony In The Short Story 'The Chaser'

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How would one act if they discovered a potion that could change their whole life instantaneously? The short story The Chaser discusses the effects of what just a few drops of a love potion could do to someone’s life and how it will be changed forever. The idea of having everlasting love is an interesting and scary topic but this potion is something that is even scarier and could ruin one’s life completely. Irony in the short story, The Chaser, can show how love can be destroyed by someone else’s actions. The short story, The Chaser, deals with situational irony as it shown throughout the story that the main character, Alan, is oblivious to the reality of what a love potion will really do. This short story is about a man named Alan who believes that love is all he needs to be happy in life; so he goes to a man known of selling love potions which make one fall in love with someone forever no matter what happens. This love potion is supposed to make his girlfriend, Diana, fall in love with him and be with him forever. It sounds great right now but will leave Alan with some unexpected side effects. The old man warns him that something unexpected will occur from taking the potion but Alan only cares about how this will benefit him instead of taking everything else into consideration. On page 200, the old man tells Alan of all the things that will happen once Diana has taken the potion. Some of these include obsessiveness and crazy jealousy. These go more into depth when the

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