Notebooks Page 9, Irony Application
What kind of irony do you see, and why? Answer in complete sentences.
- In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth appears to be loyal to Duncan, but he is actually plotting his murder. Duncan doesn’t know Macbeth’s plans, but the audience knows what is going to happen.
- The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin tells the tale of a wife who learned her husband was dead. She felt a sense of freedom, thinking about her new life out from under his thumb. Suddenly, the husband returns (he never was dead) and she dies of shock.
- A snobbish woman – who perceives moonstone to be a poor man’s gemstone – is given a pair of moonstone earrings by her fiancé. When she opens the box, she says, “Thank you, honey. I just love moonstones. They’re so – simple.”
Read “MDG” and make chart in the notebook under the Irony Application from today. Three headings on the chart: Situational, Dramatic, and Verbal. Find three examples of EACH type of irony in MDG, quote them, and write down the page.