Incongruity

Irony is portrayed frequently in The Great Gatsby. Irony is when a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. For example, it is ironic that Daisy hits Myrtle with Gatsby's car.  This is ironic because Myrtle, Toms mistress, ran out in the road to the car thinking it was tom when it was really Toms wife, Daisy. This is ironic because Daisy unknowingly killed Toms mistress while on her way home from a confrontation about an affair that she was having herself. Irony is also shown when in the novel it says "'Was Daisy driving?' 'yes,' he said after a moment, 'but of course I'll say I was."' (Fitzgerald 143)

By: Lauren Green

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