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What is one example of irony in "The Open Window," and what type of irony is it?
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One example of irony comes right at the end of the story. Framton Nuttel has run out of the house, terrified by what he thinks are ghost people and a ghost dog. The audience may expect that Vera would "come clean" and tell her aunt and other relatives that she had told Framton a story and scared him away. However, contrary to the audience's belief, she tells yet another story about how Framton has a fear of dogs after being trapped in a grave with snarling dogs around him all night.
This is situational irony because the irony is only caused by the situation the characters are in.
Posted by katemschultz on August 28, 2011 at 7:14 AM (Answer #1)
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