Questions tagged [irony]

For questions about the literary technique of irony, often used to convey a meaning that is contrary to what was written.

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How does irony contribute to the Flannery O'Connor stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People”?

In Flannery O’Connor's short stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “Good Country People”, how does irony affect the reader's perception of the narrative and how it is used to construct the plot? ...
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What was the irony of the end of Lord of The Flies?

People keep telling me there is irony at the end of Lord of The Flies, specifically during the conversation with the captain of the ship. What was ironic about that scene?