Dramatic Irony In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Shakespeare uses dramatic irony in a quote from Juliet to show how she realizes that their love will be forbidden because of the feud between the two families. “My only love, sprung from my only hate!” (1.5.137), Juliet says, as she is told by the Nurse that Romeo is a Montague. This quote is important to the scene and Act I because in this moment, Juliet realizes that her one and only love will be forbidden, as a result of her family’s hatred. Therefore, Juliet is in distress in this moment because she knows that it will be essentially impossible for her and Romeo to be together. This quote is considered dramatic irony because the reader knows that the two are from the feuding families and that their love will be banned. The reader already
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