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The presence of Selden and who he represents, is not the only presence that interrupts Lily’s balance. There are other instances where irony contributes to the downfall of Lily’s character; these instances represent society as a whole.
Figure 3: Essay Excerpt on Selden, The House of Mirth
There is too much repetition of a certain syllable.
Selden’s presence interrupts Lily’s balance.
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