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Explain how irony is illustrated in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.

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In the final analysis, there are many different ironies that emerge in Wilson's The Piano Lesson.  I think that one of the most interesting ironies is how a source of historical pain can end up providing a form of restoration. Wilson constructs a drama centered on how individuals understand their pain and hurt in the midst of developing their own identities.  Past, present, and future merge into the mindset of the modern individual.  Berniece represents this in her relationship to the piano:

"Look at this piano. Look at it. Mama Ola polished this piano with...

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