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There is much bitter dramatic irony in An Inspectors Calls which the plays original audience would have been all too awareWhilst opinions may vary on the impact of dramatic irony in the play I would like to argue that the dramatic irony in the play was very bitter The true meaning of dramatic irony is where the audience knows something that the people on stage or the characters they are playing would not have known The play viewers would be recently mourning over the loss of people in the Second World War as the play is set in this time This is a sad and depressing event which is very bitter towards the audience and those people whom have lost loved ones Perhaps this is why the dramatic irony is so bitter To the audience this suggests that the war is a sore and upsetting subject which will make them think We will have to do something for this to stop The play will be in their minds for a long time and will not go away easily because the play hit an area which meant something to the audience therefore it will remain with themI have several reasons for arguing this point of view My first reason being that the audience would have first viewed the play in 1946 post-war times whereas it is based in 1912 Whilst the people in the play are unaware of the fact that there are two up coming World Wars the audience is all too aware as the heart is close to the subject as friends and relatives may have died during these years of war The subject being the brutal and bloody killings that went on during the World Wars An example of this is when Arthur says Im telling you now In twenty or thirty years time- lets say in 1940- you may be giving a little party like this- your son or daughter might be
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