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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What is the irony of ten-dollar bill in Philip Dick's "Voices from the Street"?

There is a scene in the novel where protagonist has sex with the woman, then beats her up and then departs leaving some money. He had left a ten-dollar bill on the dresser for Marsha... He wondered ...
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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?