1.      Explore the role of situational irony in this short story. Please share three examples.

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Situational irony occurs when the unexpected happens.  Situational can relate to the characters' expectations or the readers'.  In the case of Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron," the situational irony involves the overall irony of the story, a surprising ending, and some unpredictable twists throughout.

The central irony of the story is the handicap system used by the government to ensure that all members of the society are equal.  Instead of allowing everyone to have the same advantages so that each can reach his or full potential, the constitutional ammendments in this futuristic society has...

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