Examples Of Dramatic Irony In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Dramatic Irony In A Midsummer's Night’s Dream
In William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck leads a rein of Situational irony throughout Athens. Irony is the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous reaction. Irony is used in many different ways from Verbal to Dramatic and Situational. Verbal irony is when someone says something that is the opposite of how they feel or what happend like falling down and getting hurt to say, “That was fun”. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows what is going on when it comes to something mischievous or funny that the characters don't know about like a prank. Situational irony is when something goes the complete opposite way you intended it to for example if you were to say, “ This is
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Helena thinks Demetrius is messing with her, and trying to make fun of her love towards him. This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader or audience knows that Demetrius loves Helena due to the love potion that is from Puck. Soon after this conversation there is another example of Irony and at this point Helena is being fought over between Lysander and Demetrius because of Puck's potion. Puck turns Bottom's head into that of a donkey because as a prank because he enjoys playing tricks on mortals and fairies. The transformation is funny because Bottom's name is synonymous with "ass" and also because Bottom's personality is stubborn and pushy. Oberon orders Puck to put the potion on Titania, Queen of the fairies because he wanted revenge due to the little indian boy she has so he orders his servant, Puck, to fetch a magical flower. The juice of the flower placed upon a person's eyes makes them fall in love with the next person or creature they see, which is Bottom with a donkey
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