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what are the types of ironies used in A Tale of Two Cities ? Give some examples

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There are all types of irony utilized throughout Dickens' Tale of Two Cities. Verbal irony is thick. A good example is when Mr. Lorry says that he is a man of business when it becomes evident that he is not all about business, but is instead a very kindhearted individual, making decisions about his business based on how it will affect others. Alternately, there is the instance where Jerry Cruncher is called an honest tradesman and obviously he is not. Monsieur Marquis tells Gaspard that he doesn't know how to take care of his child; of course the irony being that many years earlier the Marquis had killed Gaspard's child as if it were nothing. 

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