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The irony in "Hamlet" is dramatic irony, which is different from situational irony; dramatic irony is the difference between what the character believes and what the audience knows. Situational irony refers to the charac... More »

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Situational irony refers to a situation where the outcome and the expectations or intentions are not what is expected. In other words, the actions or intentions are not in line with the outcome. One illustrative example ... More »

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In Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale," the pardoner's greed and dishonesty are excellent examples of situational irony. Situational irony occurs when someone does the opposite of what he is expected to do. In this ... More »

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