Foreshadowing And Irony In Shirley Jackson's Charles

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In the story “Charles” by Shirley Jackson becomes the topic of discussion in Laurie’s house. Laurie's’ parents are fascinated by the stories Laurier comes home with. Most all the stories are of how Charles misbehaves in class. At the end of the story, the reader learns that Laurie is actually Charles. The story includes multiple foreshadowing clues to hint that Laurie is Charles, including when Laurie had to stay after school, Laurie’s bad behavior at home, and when Laurie’s mother meets Charles’ teacher at the PTA meeting. The first foreshadowing hint is when Laurie starts misbehaving at home. On his first day of kindergarten Laurie returns home with an attitude towards his parents. He started talking to them with his mouth full and when

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