Type of irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
Dramatic irony occurs when there is miscommunication in a book, play or film and the audience is smarter than the characters.
A Scary Movie
In a scary movie, the character walks into a house and the audience knows the killer is in the house.
WOW! This house looks cool! Let's go check it out!
I wonder what's in the room.. Let's go look.
It's a little dark in here.. Try to find a light switch.
A great example of dramatic irony is the movie Titanic, we know the boat is going to sink in the end but the characters don't.
God Himself couldn't sink her.
A FEW DAYS LATER...
HELP! HELP! I'm Drowning!!
SAVE ME! SAVE ME!
-In Toy Story, the toys move when the people are not there. Also, Buzz thinks he is a real space ranger.
-In Star Wars, Luke does not know Darth Vader is his father until Episode V, but the audience knows sooner.
-In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo thinks Juliet is dead and the audience knows she is not.
-In Hamlet, we are aware that Hamlet knows the truth about his father's murder and that Hamlet is not mad.
*Sometimes a person is in disguise and the other character talks with him as if he is someone else. Since this is known by the audience, it adds to the humor of the dialogue.
WE ALL KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
Main idea of dramatic irony...