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Examples Of Dramatic Irony In The Gift Of The Magi

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In The Gift of the Magi there are lots of examples of irony presented to the reader. The author presents a case of this on page one forty-two. The example states “ For there lay The Combs –the set of combs, side and back, that Della had worshiped for long in a Broadway window” (Porter). The irony here is that the character Della has cut and sold her hair in order to buy her husband, Jim, a new chain for his watch. Irony then strikes again seconds later. On the same page it soon states “I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.” (page 142). The irony here is that he has sold the watch, but Della spent the money she made from selling her hair to buy a chain for his watch. This is a case of Dramatic Irony because we know about it but
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