What is dramatic irony? Examine Sophocles' dramatic irony in Oedipus Rex.

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Oedipus Rex is the classic example of dramatic irony. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something significant that the characters don’t know.

It takes a lot of narrative skill to create effective dramatic irony. Because the audience already knows important information, the focus of the story is on the character instead of a suspenseful plot. It’s more challenging for a...

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