Situational Irony in The Necklace

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The Necklace Irony

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One of the most common literary terms taught is irony. In the short story "The Necklace", irony is the main focus of the work. It is not until the very last line when Mme. Loisel finds out that the necklace is fake does the reader learn the intent of the story. Mme. Loisel goes into debt for ten years, just to replace a necklace that, in the end, was almost worthless.


Example of "The Necklace" Situational Irony

  • Situational Irony is when actions or events have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, or where the outcome is contrary to expectations.

  • The plot of "The Necklace" has situational irony because after replacing her friend's expensive-looking necklace, and working for ten years to pay off the debt, Mme. Loisel finds out it was fake!



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Create a storyboard depicting the types of irony used in "The Necklace."

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify the types of irony used.
  3. Describe the definition of the type of irony.
  4. Illustrate the set up, the dialogue, and the reveal of the irony using important quotes from the story.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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