Selected Short Stories

Two friends- Guy de Maupassant

How does the situational irony of the ending in Two friends contribute to your understanding of the story's theme about war?

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The two men were actually fishing yet were killed for being spies. I suppose this shows us the brutality of war. There is also irony in that these Prussian soldiers knew the men were not spies but just wanted the password.