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Hannah Willard Read Log Entry #4 “Roman Fever” Friday, September 2 nd Edith Wharton's “Roman Fever” is an ironic tale of two lifelong “friends” vacationing in Rome. Irony is found throughout a large portion of Wharton's story. Not only does “Roman Fever” consist of irony but also a theme of deceit and betrayal. The theme is seen throughout the course of the story through the two “friends”. Wharton's main use of irony is, that the two women, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, are said to be best friends, while the reader knows that they have an underlying dislike for one another. This can be shown when the author states how they realize how little they know about each other, “Mrs. Slade drew her lids together in retrospect; and for a few moments the two ladies, who had been intimate since childhood, reflected how little they knew each other” (Wharton 3). Another way the author uses irony is when Mrs. Slade had to confess her confession to
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  • Fall '16
  • Mrs. Burdette
  • Irony, Deception, Mrs. Slade

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