Situational Irony in Romeo and Juliet Prologue

Prologue Quiz Answer: Irony

Picture “And the continuance of their parents’ rage / Which but their childrens’ end, nought could remove” is an example of irony. Situational irony involves an outcome that turns out to be very different from what is expected, the difference between what is expected to happen and what actually does.

This is an example of situational irony because one wouldn’t expect parents’ rage to be ended by the death of their children, and one would think such respectable adults would find a way to establish peace other than the tragic death of their children.

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