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What is the irony of "The Catbird Seat"? What is considered to be dramatic, verbal, and situational irony?

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Erwin Martin manages to turn the tables on his nemesis in James Thurber's short story, "The Catbird Seat ." Martin appears to have little chance of maintaining the status quo at F&S once Ulgine Barrows becomes employed. As the new special advisor to the company president, Mr. Fitweiler, Ms. Barrows has gained the confidence of her boss and the changes that are being made throughout the firm appear to be headed Martin's way. Although he has no definite plan, Martin goes to see Barrows at her home with the intention of...

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