Irony #1: Situational Irony • when the outcome of an event is not what is expected • the outcome is strangely appropriate The Necklace Situational Irony in: “The Necklace” • Madame Loisel works for ten years to pay for the replacement necklace, and it turns out to be a cheap imitation! • We don’t expect it, but it’s appropriate for her to be punished for her vanity and selfishness in the end. The Most Dangerous Game Situational Irony in: “The Most Dangerous Game” • Rainsford learns a valuable lesson about what it’s like to be “the hunted”, but likely becomes a manhunter himself. • We don’t expect him to drift to the dark side, but it seems appropriate and logical in the end. The Lady or the Tiger? Situational Irony in: “The Lady or the Tiger” • We don’t find out the results of the princess’s choice, or her lover’s fate. • It’s appropriate because it doesn’t matter...it’s a lose-lose situation!