5 examples of paradox?
Here are some famous and interesting paradoxes:
1. Which came first? The chicken or the egg?
2. What would happen if an unstoppable force hit an immovable object?
3. You need to be cruel to be kind.
4. I never answer these type of questions.
5. If you want peace, you must go to war.
Bittersweet is an oxymoron, which is a word where it contradicts itself. (Other examples include stupid genius, peaceful war, sharp dull, living dead, dark light). This coincides with the definition of a paradox, which is something that is a seemingly absurd and self-contradictory statement. Therefore, an oxymoron is a paradox, which means bittersweet is a paradox.
"Cowards die many times before their deaths." Is a quote made by Ceasar in the book. This quote is a paradox because man can't actually die several times, but men fear death so much that they may as well be dead because they aren't living their lives to the fullest. This is just one quote but there are many more examples in the book
The role ofthe fireman is to put out fire; however in the novel, iBradbury creates a paradoxical situation when he has Montagin his role of fireman, not only setting fires but finding great pleasure in doing so. A paradox is a statement with surface contradiction but clear meaning. The unusual role of the fireman is really an example of situational irony, not paradox.