Any moment in the play "Macbeth" when the audience is privy to more pertinent information than one or more characters onstage is an instance of dramatic irony. An example is when King Duncan exhibits a positive outlook u... More »

An example of dramatic irony in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is that the reader knows that the money the pigs received from selling the loyal and hardworking horse Boxer to slaughter has been spent on whiskey, but the o... More »

Sophocles' tragedy "Antigone" contains dramatic irony with the decision of Creon to bury one of Antigone's brothers with honor but not the other and with Antigone's determination and strength when contrasted with the cha... More »

Sophocles' tragedy "Antigone" contains dramatic irony with the decision of Creon to bury one of Antigone's brothers with honor but not the other and with Antigone's determination and strength when contrasted with the cha... More »

Essentially, an aside is something said by character for the audience's benefit, but it is not meant to be heard by the other characters. Asides are usually a character speaking to themselves, though sometimes characters... More »

School Work Helper gives a list of dramatic devices, such as dramatic irony, paradox, soliloquy, aside and tragedy. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader knows information that the characters in the play do not know. More »

The traits of characters in Macbeth range from trusting, virtuous and generous, as with Duncan, to cruel and conspiring, as with Lady Macbeth. The characters in Macbeth have complex personalities and embody many differen... More »