22nd February 2018

Dramatic Irony

Act 1 Scene 1

This is presented through scene 1 act 1 where Regan and Goneril lie to their father about their love whilst Cordelia refuses to shower Lear with compliments. This presents the audience with irony and dramatic irony as Cordelia was the one who loved her father the most.

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  1. Jack, this is an accurate example of dramatic irony but how is that we the audience have more information than the characters at this point in the play. Explain how the author sets the irony up.

    Please ensure this dramatic irony task is finished over the next week.


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