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.
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