This should keep everyone calm. Oh, there goes the snake!
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The snake that was on my foot is going towards the bowl of milk. That is good.
At the end of the story, when Mrs. Wynnes told everyone how she knew there was a snake inside, shows situational irony because when the colonel told everyone how calm the American man was, everyone believed that he had won the argument. But, then it was really the girl that won the argument since Mrs. Wynnes was very calm when she noticed.
One part of the story that shows dramatic irony is when the audience, the hostess, and the American know that there is a snake in the room, but the rest of the characters don't. The American plays the quiet game so that everyone stays calm even if they don't know what is happening.
The theme of the story is that gender doesn't define how courage someone is. The American was quick thinking and he made sure everyone was calm. Few moments before that, the hostess knew that the snake was in the room and instead of screaming, she calmly put milk outside so that the snake would leave. No matter the gender, they both were brave.