Irony (Lamb to the Slaughter)

Irony (Lamb to the Slaughter)
Example 2: "This is going to be a bit
of a shock to you, I'm afraid." p. 381
"I don't much like cooking it frozen, Sam, but I'm taking a chance on it this time. You think it'ss be all right?" "Personally. I don't believe it makes any difference. You want these Idaho potatoes?" Pg. 382-383
"She wants us to finish it. She said so. l'd be doing her a favor. p.386 Example 1 put after thesis
Example 3 "Probably right
under our very noses." p.386
Readers already know that what the officers are eating is the evidence but the characters in the story don't know. Dramatic Irony
the readers know that the evidence is being eaten by the officers, the the readers know about the evidence and what will happen to the main character Mary, dramatic irony.
Irony makes the story intreging and adds forshadowing to the story. forshadowing makes the reader interact with the story by guessing what willl happen next based on clues. the readers question the events and wonder what the characters mean by what they said. also the readers know what will happen the characters due to the dramactic irony. the readers enjoy the story.
Thesis
- Irony makes the story interesting and makes the
readers interact with the story. irony creates
tone, foreshawdows, humor/ sarcasm, and mood
the readers know that the lamb leg is the evidence and that she is getting ride of the evidence by letting the officers eat the evidence. dramatic irony.
- Makes the readers wonder what he's going to
tell her. Let's the reader be kind of afraid and
ask, "Is it something bad?"
- situation irony
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