Examples Of Dramatic Irony In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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An unknown author once said, “Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.” Irony can be seen in three different ways, which include dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. Verbal irony is when the opposite of what is meant, is said. Dramatic irony is when the audience or some characters know something that others don’t. Situational irony is when when the opposite of what you expect to happen, happens. During the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hermia and Lysander were in love with each other when a major event happened and changes how they felt about each other. Also, a fairy queen fell in love with an ordinary Athenian named Bottom when he had an ass head. Isn’t that ironic? A Midsummer Night’s Dream has three different events that happened that were ironic. All of the events were either examples of dramatic irony. Imagine that someone is deeply in love with you, but then something happens and they despise you the next day. This…show more content…
After everyone ran away from Bottom, he started singing. His singing woke up Titania, causing her to see him when she woke. Since the magic flower juice has the power to make you fall in love with whoever you first see, Titania fell in love with Bottom. Titania _______ “Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed while I thy amiable cheeks do coy, and stick musk roses in thy sleek, smooth head, and kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy” (Shakespeare 4.1.1-4). Titania would never normally fall in love with an ass, but she didn’t know she was under a love spell. The audience knew that this happened, which made this dramatic irony. (Something Titania)_____“My Oberon, what visions have I seen! Methought I was enamored of an ass” (Shakespeare 4.1.59-60). As the play came to a close, Titania didn’t realize that because of Oberon she had fallen in love with Bottom, making this dramatic
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