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Irony is defined when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs. Describe the irony depicted in Steve Kelley’s cartoon.

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Cartoon by Steve Kelley


After the grandfather describes his nearly 3 years of military service overseas during WWII (many soldiers were overseas for a few YEARS during the war) living in truly hard conditions, you expect the grandson to put things into perspective – to not complain about having to stop life for a month to help stop the spread of a highly contagious virus.  Instead, he only cares about what he sees as his own hardship.