George Orwell's dystopian novel, "1984," is rife with examples of irony, both verbal and situational. The verbal irony includes the "memory hole," the names of the government ministries and the party motto, while the pro... More »

Romantic irony is a literary device in which the narrator of a story initially acts as though it is based in reality but ultimately divulges that he is fabricating the story as he goes along, according to Wright State Un... More »

George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" features the ironic theme that, as Orwell writes, "when the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom that he destroys." This is situational irony, which occurs when an action h... More »

An example of dramatic irony in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is that the reader knows that the money the pigs received from selling the loyal and hardworking horse Boxer to slaughter has been spent on whiskey, but the o... More »

George Orwell wrote the novella "Animal Farm" to show his dissatisfaction with the results of the Communist Revolution for the average Russian. While Lenin and Trotsky had grandiose visions of creating a utopia in which ... More »

Some of the key themes from "1984" by George Orwell include the dangers of totalitarianism, psychological manipulation and physical control. Other themes are technology and the control of information and history. More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

According to Types of Irony, one example of irony in "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is the dramatic irony when the reader knows the money the pigs received from selling Boxer to the slaughterhouse is used to purchase mor... More »