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Crime and Punishment and Fathers and Sons: Compare

Brilliance surely comes with a price. Often a protagonist is, in his own right, an absolute genius, but for this gift of vision, he...

Dramatic Irony in Macbeth

Introduction William Shakespeare effectively uses dramatic irony to intrigue the reader and deepen the impact of the consequences Macbeth ultimately faces. Dramatic Irony Definition: Dramatic Irony...

Doll’s House Irony

All scenes of this play take place in the late 1800s home of one of the main characters, Torvald Helmer. Written by Henrik Ibsen,...

How does Hawthorne in the Birthmark use Irony, Ambiguity, Paradox, and Symbol

Ambiguity: Two different interpretations can be used to describe Georgianas character. At first she seems to be a strong confident women who is very...

Edgar Allan Poe’s Symbolism And Irony

It is Edgar Allan Poe's intense use of symbolism and irony throughout "The Cask of Amontillado" that establishes the short story as a candidate...

Irony In Stories

Many authors use irony in their stories. There are different forms of irony, including verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. Irony adds a twist at...

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom

The subject of irony has always been an extremely opinionated debate in itself; with the come of this song, "Ironic", by Alanis Morisette, the...

The Pardoner’s Tale-Chacer’s Use of Irony

Nearly every aspect of the Pardoner's tale is ironic. Irony exists within the story itself and in the relationship between the Pardoner and the...

Effective Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King

In Oedipus The King, Sophocles creates rising action by asking dramatic questions throughout the play. These questions generate suspense in the audience when they...

Irony of Small Trifles

In the drama Trifles, Glaspell shows two main view points. That is how the men have the role of being the head of everything...

Hard Times by Charles Dickens – Irony

Hard Times, by Charles Dickens, was a representation of his time. Times were hard for children and adults alike. People who questioned what they...

The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reversal of Situation in Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex is a tragedy of a man who attempts to flee a prophecy out of fear of what the future may hold for...