Stone Angel

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Irony is the contrast between the way things seem and the way things are. There are three different types; verbal, situational and dramatic irony. Situational irony occurs throughout the novel. Hagar realizes her problems in her happiness on her deathbed and it is too late to do anything. She blames Bram for her faults, her favorite son abandons her and her neglected son ends up taking care of her. In Margaret Laurence’s novel, The …

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…John Currie is really a Shipley. Irony has played a huge role in Hargar Shipley’s happiness throughout her life. In Margaret Laurence’s novel, The Stone Angel, irony plays a major role in Hagar Shipleys happiness. Irony seems to affect mans way of life, sometimes causing man to suffer and sometimes not suffer. Unfortunately Hagar suffers from the irony in her life causing her to believe her husband and son’s caused her unhappiness.