Question: English & Literature

What is the dramatic irony in A Midsummer Night's Dream?
In English & Literature | Asked by bookragstutor
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One good example happens in Act 3, sc ii, when Helena gets angry at Lysander, Demetrius and Hermia for making fun of her. The ironic thing is, they are under the influence of the love potion and have no control over what they are doing. In fact, she isn't being mocked at all. 

And, of course, the whole 'head of an ***' joke on Bottom is dramatic irony because he doesn't KNOW that he has the head of an ***...which makes his lines: "I see their knavery. This is to make an *** of me, to / fright me, if they could" (3.1.16) ...even funnier.

MHood2 | 1480 days ago

it is to make a *** of me

bookragstutor | 1359 days ago