Question: English & Literature

What is ironic about the term "Good morning" in this book?

In English & Literature | Asked by clairesper
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This is ironic because of the way that Gandalf presents it. Tongue in cheek he is playfully asking the hobbits about the phrase. For example he says: "What do you mean?" Gandalf said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is morning to be good on?"

Later he says: What a lot of things you do use Good morning for!" said Gandalf. "Now you mean that you want to get rid of me, and that it won't be good till I move off."

MHood2 | 682 days ago