Examples Of Dramatic Irony In Romeo And Juliet

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Dramatic Irony: A dramatic action/situation where the audience knows the outcome of but the characters does not. Thesis: In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses Dramatic Irony to enhance suspense within the audience to create anticipation while using irony to add a certain mood. 3C’s Function: In Act II, Scene II, Juliet is on her balcony expressing her feelings and the things she wishes, “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name! Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet.” (A 1,S II, L 33-36) while she is addressing Romeo, Romeo is there hiding hearing every word but Juliet is unaware and does not know he is there but the audience is very aware of it. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony while is Juliet speaking to Romeo not thinking he is there but in reality he is there and only the audience is informed of that he is hiding hearing every word. The dramatic irony used by…show more content…
Thesis: In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, uses comic relief to lighten up the mood after the dramatic encounter between Romeo and Juliet which we know is the beginning of their demise. 3C’s Function: In Act II Scene I, after the introducing of Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio and Benvolio search out for Romeo due to him nowhere to be found, they are unaware that Romeo has found a new love and are teasing him by describing Rosaline as a joke in hopes he were to come out. Mercutio says “I conjure thee by Rosaline's bright eyes, By her high forehead and her scarlet lip, By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, And the demesnes that there adjacent lie.” (A 2, S 1, L 17-21). Shakespeare uses comic relief to relieve the audience from knowing that Romeo and Juliet will kill each other. Shakespeare using comic relief gives the audience a good break away from knowing that their will be a sad
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