Is there irony in "One of These Days" by Gabriel García Márquez? Explain and give examples.

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It is ironic that despite his power, the Mayor yields to Aurelio Escovar’s power and authority over him during the removal of the Mayor's tooth. Throughout the play, there is an apparent power imbalance between the Mayor and the dentist, which is displayed by the coercion the Mayor uses to compel Aurelio to remove his bad tooth. The Mayor threatens to shoot Aurelio if he does not attend to him.

Reluctantly, Aurelio decides to remove the Mayor’s tooth. However, he informs the Mayor that he will not use anesthesia “because you have an abscess.” It is unclear...

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