Dramatic Irony In A Midsummer's Night Dream

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Imagine you are Bottom, and you wake up finding your friends running in fear, once they see you. You, Bottom, are the “victim” in this dramatic irony example. Dramatic Irony is when the audience, or other characters know something that the character doesn’t. Throughout the play, dramatic irony is used to build tension and humor in the play. During the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, there were also other examples of dramatic irony besides Bottom. Hermia and Lysander were true loves, but once they were seperated by Lysander’s new love, everything changed. Also a fairy queen, Titania, falls in love with Bottom, a worker who looks different. A Midsummer’s Night Dream is filled with many examples of dramatic irony to make the play interesting. The first example of irony in the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, happens in the forest, where Bottom and his friends are practicing the play, Pyramus and Thisbe, to perform in front of Hippolyta, the queen, and Theseus, the king. The play is a love story of two Babylonians Pyramus and Thisbe. In their play, Bottom wants to play all of the parts. The lion, moonlight, Pyramus, and Thisbe. His friends finally tell her to only play Pyramus, lover to Thisbe, in their upcoming play. They practice their play and once Bottom finishes, he leaves the stage coming back with a surprise. When he left, Robin, a fairy, turned Bottom’s head into a donkey’s head. His friends run away in fear, leaving the audience in laughter. “I see their knavery,
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