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I need to know the use/effects of irony in "Just Lather, That's All." Anyone have any clues? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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The story "Just Lather, That's All" heavily relies on irony in order to tell the story and create the impression we get at the end.

Irony can be described as an event that is contrary to what we expect.

As mentioned in the other answer, we primarily see irony used at the very end of the story. The story centers around the Barber's conflict and his thoughts as he considers what would happen if he killed Captain Torres.

Throughout the story, we aren't sure if the Barber will complete the shave perfectly or kill the captain.

What we don't expect is...

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