The Necklace


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  • Maya Hester 5th Block 2/23/18
  • The Necklace
  • Situational Irony
  • Situational Irony Definition
  • Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
  • Verbal Irony
  • "Why, hat do you think i'll have to go in?"
  • Mme. Loisel is dissatisfied with her place in society at the beginning of "The Necklace." In her efforts to pretend to be higher class by borrowing a beautiful necklace, she and her husband end up even lower in society.
  • Verbal Irony 
  • Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
  • Dramatic Irony 
  • "Oh, my poor Mathilde. But mine was fake. Why, at most it was worth only five hundred francs"
  • Mathilde doesn't really want her husband to give the invitation away, she is being sarcastic which is the most common form of verbal irony.
  • The main irony in the story is that the Loisels take on tremendous debt in order to replace an apparently expensive necklace that was actually a cheap imitation.
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