Course 8—Lecture

LitCourse 8
How to Read: Irony
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Irony—pop culture and beyond

The Underdog is another well-known ironic example:

An incompetent hero is put to the test and seems doomed to failure. But he ultimately triumphs against his "betters"—and in doing so exposes their arrogance, pretensions, and sometimes their corruption.
Plato's Dialogues
The Turtle and the Hare
Henry V
Rocky (and sequels)
My Cousin Vinnie
Legally Blond
Every single sports movie ever made

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