How is irony used in this story? How is the wallpaper used as a symbol for the life of the narrator? Responding requires active mental engagement: exploring ideas, forming conclusions and, ultimately,...

How is irony used in this story? How is the wallpaper used as a symbol for the life of the narrator? Responding requires active mental engagement: exploring ideas, forming conclusions and, ultimately, critiquing, as objectively as possible, what you have read.

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An assignment such as this requires you to think very carefully about what you pull away from the text and how you interpret its meaning. There are a variety of directions you can go with this kind of assignment: it will really come down to how you relate to the story in question.

That being said, before going into more detail, it will be useful to iron out something involving the terminology. An ironic situation is one where the outcome outcome runs contrary to one's expectations. A contemporary example of irony can be found in the backstory of Harry Potter, where Lord Voldemort learns of a Chosen One (Harry) prophesied to oppose him and attempts to murder Harry in his infancy. In trying...

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