Things Fall Apart

Explain the sarcasm in the paragraph about the unearned success of the farmers who delayed planting their yams.

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I think it is irony more than sarcasm here. The industrious farmers, like Okonkwo, who planted their seeds on time had their crops devastated by horrible droughts and relentless downpours. The lazy farmers who put off planting avoided the brunt of this.