Dramatic Irony In Midsummer Night Dream

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Isn’t That Ironic? 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. Irony is when a person says something, but means the opposite. 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. Lysander and Hermia are in love, but when Lysander 's new love separates them, everything changed. Also, a fairy queen, Titania, falls in love with Bottom, a worker who looks different. Dramatic Irony is throughout the play to make A Midsummer’s Night Dream interesting and exciting. The first example of irony in the play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, happens in the forest, where Bottom…show more content…
The last example of dramatic irony includes Titania, the fairy queen, and Bottom, an Athenian. Oberon, the fairy king, puts the flower juice into Titania’s eyes to make her fall in love with someone hideous. The flower juice makes you fall in love with the first person you see, and the first thing Titania saw was Bottom. Now, Bottom was not his normal self, his head was a donkey head. Titania instantly falls in love with Bottom and treats him as royalty. “Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed . . . and kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy” (Shakespeare 4.1.0-5). She wakes up the next morning not knowing why she was in love with Bottom. Titania spoke to Oberon, “My Oberon, what visions have I seen! Methought I was enamored of an ass” (Shakespeare 4.1.60). She wakes up to not knowing why she is in love with Bottom because Oberon, put the flower juice back into her eyes, which made her fall out of love to Bottom, and in love with Oberon. This is dramatic irony because Oberon and the audience knew what had happened to Titania and Bottom, but she was confused to why she was sleeping next to a person with a donkey head, and why she had a dream about
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