Irony in Lamb to the Slaughter

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The use of irony can easily captivate us or excite us. Many times in order to understand the moral or theme of the story, you need to be able to recognize irony. In the short stories, "Lamb to the Slaughter  by Roald Dahl and "By the Waters of Babylon  by Stephen Vincent Benét we have fine examples of irony. In these Short stories we have similarities of both dramatic and situational irony.

Both stories have examples of dramatic irony, which is when the reader knows something that a character doesn't know. In "By the Waters of Babylon , a quote is "All the same, when I came to the Place of the Gods, I was afraid, afraid.  (Benét Page 144). This shows that he believes that he is going to the Place if the Gods, while he is really only going to New York, the city of regular Americans. New York is the main location of this story, and the entire tribe believes that New York

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