Use Of Dramatic Irony In Romeo And Juliet

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Dramatic Irony in Romeo and Juliet The play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, can be described as confusing, well written, dramatic, emotional, sorrowful, ironic, and much more. Shakespeare's use of dramatic irony makes the play much more enjoyable and realistic. Dramatic irony is used throughout the whole entire play, especially in Acts III, IV and V. Each Act has dramatic irony concealed beneath Shakespeare's beautiful Old English language. Juliet spoke in a very complex way. Most of what Juliet told her family, could be taken in two completely different directions. She says something to impress her parents, but she is really telling them how she will stay faithful to Romeo. If William Shakespeare had not used dramatic irony in Romeo and Juliet, the play would completely transform into a classic, boring, and typical romance story. In Act III, Juliet is directly disobeying her parents' plan for her to marry Paris. Her lines are full of double meaning and dramatic …show more content…

The audience knows that Juliet is really alive, just faking her death. Friar Lawrence was trying to contact Romeo and tell him about the plan, but he was too late. "Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means. O mischief, thou art swift To enter in the thoughts of desperate men! I do remember an apothecary— And hereabouts he dwells—which late I noted! In tattered weeds, with overwhelming brows, Culling of simples." Romeo and Juliet is said to be one of the greatest love stories ever told, but in reality, it's a tragic romance with complex dialogue and characters that don't spend a lot of time to think over their decisions. The play was written with plenty of figurative language and irony. Dramatic irony was used throughout the whole play, but it was most suspenseful during Acts III, IV, and V. Dramatic irony alters the play into a twisted roller coaster of confusion, emotion, sorrow, drama, and much

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