What is the situational irony in the Lottery by Shirley Jackson?

What is the situational irony in the Lottery by Shirley Jackson?

A situational Irony is when Tessie/ Mrs. Hutchinson Tessie gets picked for the person who gets stoned/killed. She didn’t know that she was going to be picked for who to kill.

What is dramatic irony in A Streetcar Named Desire?

Williams juxtaposes Blanche’s merry rendition of this song with Stanley’s malicious revelations about her character, creating a situation of tense dramatic irony as Blanche sings about a future that will never come to fruition.

What is dramatic irony literature?

dramatic irony, a literary device by which the audience’s or reader’s understanding of events or individuals in a work surpasses that of its characters.

What is the irony of the song Blanche sings in the bathtub?

As Blanche sits in the tub singing “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” Stanley tells Stella the details of Blanche’s sexually corrupt past. Williams ironically juxtaposes Blanche’s fantastical understanding of herself with Stanley’s description of Blanche’s real nature.

What are two possible dramatic functions of Blanche’s baths?

Blanche takes frequent baths throughout the play to “soothe her nerves.” Bathing is an escape from the sweaty apartment: rather than confront her physical body in the light of day, Blanche retreats to the water to attempt to cleanse herself and forget reality.

What is one example of dramatic irony in literature?

In Othello, Iago’s deception of Othello is incredibly clear just from reading the story. The audience sees Iago for who he really is, while Othello continues to trust him completely (he even refers to him as “honest Iago”). It’s one of the best examples of dramatic irony in literature.

What is ironic about Blanche singing paper Moon?

How is Blanche’s name ironic and symbolic?

What does Blanche’s name mean and why is it ironic? It means white woods. It’s ironic because white is pure and she is the farthest from pure.

What is the dramatic structure of A Streetcar Named Desire?

The most striking feature of Streetcar’s dramatic structure is its division into scenes rather than acts. Each of the eleven scenes that make up the play ends in a dramatic climax, and the tension of each individual scene builds up to the tension of the final climax.