Irony In The Necklace

In Madame Forestier’s The Necklace, there is a lot of situational irony. The most obvious example is when Matilda spends all her money on a necklace that her friend told her was worth a fortune, but then finds out that her friend actually got it for free. This is ironic because Matilda thought she was … Read more

Situational Irony In The Necklace

The difference between what is expected to happen and what actually happens or The difference between appearance and reality. The story’s outcome must be ironic for this literary device to be used effectively. Situational Irony may also be referred to as “Verbal Irony” or words that mean one thing but mean another or “Dramatic Irony” … Read more

Situational Irony In The Necklace

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant is a short story written in eighteen eighty nine. The narrator, Madame Loisel, tells a tale of a necklace that she had to return ten years after it was originally purchased in the name of her husband. The events leading up to her having to give back the necklace … Read more