Essentially dramatic irony is when the reader sees through the actions and words of the characters the opposite meaning of what the characters believe.

The chivalry in the story is incredibly ironic given that the townspeople are about to stone a woman to death. Give one or two additional examples of irony in “The Lottery”

 

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As was mentioned in the handout for Journal #3 for this week Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is rife with irony. Essentially dramatic irony is when the reader sees through the actions and words of the characters the opposite meaning of what the characters believe.

For example the chivalry in the story is incredibly ironic given that the townspeople are about to stone a woman to death. Give one or two additional examples of irony in “The Lottery” (150 words minimum).

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1948/06/26/the-lottery

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