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Explain the dramatic irony in Act II, Scene 1 of "Romeo and Juliet."
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Dramatic irony is created when there is a discrepancy between what a character believes and what the audience knows to be true. In this scene, Mercutio and Benvolio search for Romeo and Mercutio teases him about his love for Rosaline. What Mercutio and Benvolio do not know is that, by this point in the story, Romeo has forgotten all about Rosaline and is completely fixated on Juliet.
Posted by podunc on May 12, 2008 at 3:59 AM (Answer #1)
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