Hyperactive Superior Anterior Temporal Gyrus (madscience) wrote in thequestionclub,
Hyperactive Superior Anterior Temporal Gyrus
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Is there a literary term for a dialogue in which one character says something ignorant or controversial, which leads to another character (usually the author's mouthpiece) lecturing them (and the reader) on the subject?

For example:

JUNIOR: "If you're not doing anything wrong, why would you care about the government spying on you?"

GRANDPA: "Now listen here, son... [history lesson]"

edit: I'm looking for a word that refers specifically to the ignorant statement.
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