Roald Dahl � Lamb to the Slaughter by cTLPdQ

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									Roald Dahl – Lamb to the
       Slaughter
   Irony – presents an outcome that is
       opposite of what we thought
• Verbal Irony: when someone says something but
  means the opposite
• “Fine day for a picnic” – said during a rain storm
• Situational Irony: when something happens in a
  story that is opposite to what the author wanted the
  reader to think was going to happen.
• Dramatic Irony: This occurs when the audience knows what
  is going to happen to the character but the character does not
Dramatic Irony: This occurs when the
audience knows what is going to happen to
the character but the character does not.
Why is this ironic?
What makes this add ironic
               Ambiguity
• Offers us a choice of more than one
  meaning or interpretation.
• Ambiguity keeps us guessing, wondering,
  and reflecting
        Direct Characterization
• tells the audience what the personality of the
  character is.


• Example: “The patient boy and quiet girl were
  both well mannered and did not disobey their
  mother.”
• Explanation: The author is directly telling the
  audience the personality of these two children.
  The boy is “patient” and the girl is “quiet.”
       Indirect Characterization
• shows things that        Speech        What does the character say?
                                           How does the character
  reveal the personality                   speak?
  of a character. There    Thoughts      What is revealed through the
                                           character’s private thoughts
  are five different                       and feelings?
  methods of indirect      Effect on     What is revealed through the
  characterization:           others       character’s effect on other
                              toward       people? How do other
                              the          characters feel or behave in
                              character.   reaction to the character?
                           Actions       What does the character do?
                                           How does the character
                                           behave?
                           Looks         What does the character look
                                           like? How does the character
                                           dress?
      Roald Dahl – Lamb to the
             Slaughter
• Cite two examples of situational irony in
  the story.

• How does Dahl make use of dramatic
  irony? Which did you find more powerful –
  the dramatic or situational irony – explain?

								
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