The Labyrinth Situational Irony Analysis

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Labyrinth’s use of Irony

The “Labyrinth” is full of twists and irony that are used to create the element of surprise. In the “Labyrinth” the author makes people feel different ways, such as surprised, using a literary device known as irony. One type of irony, is dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is used when the viewers/readers know something the protagonist(s) don’t. Another method of irony, is verbal irony. Verbal irony is used when a character lies or is sarcastic about a subject. Another way to use irony, is through situational irony. Overall, there are many different methods in which irony can make people feel certain ways.
The author uses verbal irony to create emotion in “Labyrinth”. One way, is when Jareth asks Sarah how is the maze going and she says, “It’s a piece of
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Also, the “Labyrinth” uses dramatic irony when Hoggle is told not to get kissed by Sarah but Sarah doesn’t know so she does it anyways. Another way, is when Sarah eats the peach without knowing it’s poisoned. Even when, Ludo falls in a hole and Sarah doesn’t know, is an example of dramatic irony. All in all, dramatic irony is a big way to create surprise. Authors can also use situational irony to make the viewers feel surprised. One way, is when Hoggle is told not to lose his head, but the fiery red creatures are losing their heads. In addition, situational irony is used when Sarah’s dad asks her if she is home but she hadn’t been home the whole time. Plus, when the worm tells Sarah to just look behind her to find a turn. To sum up, situational irony can be used to create surprise. In the movie, “Labyrinth” the author can use irony to create surprise. One way, is using dramatic irony to create surprise. Another way, is using verbal irony to make the viewer feel surprised. Also, they can use situational irony to make surprise. Overall, the use of irony can be used to make the viewers feel different emotions such as
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