When Irony Hits You
Irony is most definitely a literary concept that appears, more than once, in The Great Gatsby. Irony is when an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects happens. One example of irony is when Daisy hits Myrtle while driving Gatsby's car on the way home from New York. Myrtle runs out into the street thinking that Tom was in the car since he had been earlier. This is ironic because Myrtle is Tom's mistress, and Daisy is Tom's wife, Daisy had no clue it was Myrtle that Tom was having an affair with. The fact that Daisy was the one that hit and killed Myrtle is the part that's ironic. "'Was Daisy driving?' 'Yes,' he said after a moment..."
By: Natalie Alejo