Romeo and Juliet

Explain the dual level of irony in Friar Lawrence's line "Come, is the bride ready to go to church"?

Act 4 Scene 5

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The dual irony can be found in the fact that Juliet is dead (sleeping) and on her way to her own funeral.


Romeo and Juliet

1. Fraiar knows Juliet is not dead and nobody else knows but the reader.

2. You go to church to get married (she is supposed to marry Paris), and you go to church to get married (but since she is dead,) you also go to a church for your funeral