Asked • 07/29/19

"Dramatic irony" context?

I have the following GRE question.Instructions: Fill in the blank._____ is achieved when the audience is made aware of a disparity between the facts of a situation and the characters understanding of it.Which of the following will correctly complete line 1?A) Aesthetic distanceB) Dramatic ironyC) Comic reliefD) The pathetic fallacyE) The dissociation of sensibilityRight answer is B, but I don't understand why. I thought it was Aesthetic distance because the context shows a clear gap between reality which is the facts of a situation and the characters, and psychological perception which is the characters' understanding of it. Can someone explain why it is Dramatic irony?

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