To Kill a Mockingbird | Irony

How is Miss Caroline’s educational method an example of situational irony? Instead of capitalizing on what Scout already knows (reading), she tries to limit what students are exposed to.
example of the narrator’s use of irony to describe school “The prospect of spending nine months refraining from reading and writing made me think of running away.” Again, this is ironic because refraining from reading and writing is not what is expected from school. One of the main purposes of school is to learn to read and write. As the book progresses, you will see more examples of both situational and dramatic irony.
Why is it ironic that Calpurnia taught Scout to write? At the time, a black woman would never have been the schoolteacher of a white student.This is another example of situational irony because it defies what is expected of the situation.
Innocence in the novel “‘Lemme think a minute…it’s sort of like making a turtle come out…”How’s that?’ asked Dill.’Strike a match under him.’I told Jem if he set fire to the Radley house I was going to tell Atticus on him.”Scout’s childish innocence is clear—not only does she take Jem’s words literally, she also will “tell” on him if he does it. The reader understands how Scout is interpreting the conversation and can laugh at her, as a result.
Read the passage and select the buttons to see how the narrator amuses the reader. Walter poured syrup on his vegetables and meat with a generous hand. He would probably have poured it into his milk glass had I not asked what the sam hill he was doing.How does Scout say this? What Scout Sayswould probably have poured it into his milk glass- She is exaggerating here—it is very unlikely that Walter would have poured syrup into his drink. She is showing Walter’s eagerness, but she is also showing her own response to that eagerness.How She Says ItClearhad I not asked what the sam hill he was doing.- The phrase “what the sam hill” shows Scout’s attitude. She is being sassy. In fact, she is using “adult” language.
what is the phrase “sam hill” ? a euphemism
euphemism a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.Substitute

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