Gone Girl used all three types of irony and it’s one of the reasons that it was such an entertaining read. All three were used to enhance the plot and suspense in various ways. I can’t even begin to count all of the times that they use irony in the book.
Before I get into more detail about the use of irony within this book, I have to get this off of my chest.
Every single time I think about irony, I always end up thinking about the song “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette.
I know that it isn’t ironic at all. But I have to thank my sixth grade English teacher for showing that video to my class. It’s a pretty decent song but funnily enough, few of my classmates actually remember hearing it.
With that song playing in the background, I’ll just continue with the rest of this post. (more…)