Irony in Iliad
Irony Examples in Iliad:
Book XVIII 1
"Surely Jove has granted you the prayer you made him..." See in text (Book XVIII)
This passage highlights the irony in Achilles's struggle. He is devastated over the death of Patroclus, but he himself prayed that the Achaeans would suffer without his participation. His prayer has been granted, but not in the way he’d expected or hoped.