Irony in "Rape Fantasies"
Rape Fantasies, by Margaret Atwood is overflowing with irony. Almost every type of irony is presented in this short story. From verbal to situational to dramatic irony, this story leaves nothing out. The ironic tone adds depth to the plot and makes the short story much more entertaining.
Verbal irony consists of understatements, overstatements, and double entendres. In Rape Fantasies all three types are addressed throughout the story. Greta and Chrissy’
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of the story she states, “I know it happens but I just don’t understand it, that’s the part I really don’t understand.” She admits she does not know and that adds greatly to the irony.
Margaret Atwood does a beautiful job of setting the tone of the story through irony. The irony in Rape Fantasies adds immensely to the overall theme of the story. Without the irony, there would be no story.