Dramatic Irony

IB English A Literature: Dramatic Irony

Most students know what dramatic irony is and find it an easy concept to grasp - the audience knowing more about something in the fictional world than the characters they are watching. If not, the Tedx animation below gives a brief and simple overview of how it is used in two very different genres of film - comedy and horror - in order to create tension for the audience. In The Birthday Party, Pinter leaves us in the...


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