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 »

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 »

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 »

According to Types of Irony, one example of irony in "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is the dramatic irony when the reader knows the money the pigs received from selling Boxer to the slaughterhouse is used to purchase mor... More »

Hamlet is an elusive and mysterious character that is philosophical, contemplative, obsessive, impulsive, melancholy, intelligent and careless. Hamlet is a character in William Shakespeare's play, also titled "Hamlet." More »

An example of situational irony in the play "Julius Caesar" occurs in Act 3, Scene 1 when Caesar proclaims that he is "constant like the North Star" shortly before he is killed by the Senators. Situational irony occurs w... More »

The play "Hamlet," written by William Shakespeare, follows the journey of Prince Hamlet of Denmark as he seeks revenge on his deceased uncle, Claudius. "Hamlet," which is also called "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Den... More »