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In The Lottery there is situational irony when the town’s people display such a carnival atmosphere to such a horrid spectacle. In The Necklace, there is situational irony when Loisel fears so much to be shunned by the upper crust that she works herself to poverty to save face in their sight. In The Lottery there is situational irony as the drawing progressed things became more ritualistic yet the people remained sort of business as usual talking about taxes and such. It is ironic how humans often seem to act intelligently as individuals, but under the duress of tradition and social influence, we become less capable than herd animals. The underlying truth is that we are not in as much control of our lives as we may think. In both The Necklace and The Lottery, there is situational irony. Things are not always as they seem. The lessons go deeper as the ironic similarities diverge between these two short stories.