In Borges’ short story “The Plot” the gaucho is set upon by other gauchos among whom he recognizes his own godson .
“Pero Ische ?” says he . Like “Et Tu ,Brutus? “said by Caesar when he recognizes Brutus among his assassins.
He does not know he has died so that the scene could be played again .
The plot is complex and never-ending and encompasses all times and all spaces. The irony here is not inherent in the scheme of things but is only read by history.