The Most Dangerous Game

Find examples of verbal irony and irony of situation in The Most Dangerous game?

irony is a difference between appearance and reality. Verbal irony occurs when a statement is made that implies the opposite. Irony of situation occurs when an event violates the expectation of the characters.

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One example of verbal irony in the Most Dangerous game occurs when Zaroff kidnaps people in order to hunt them. His comment, “We’ll visit my training school… It’s in the cellar. I have about a dozen pupils down there now,” doesn't refer to pupils but captives. The so called school is a prison.


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