Dramatic irony in antigone there are a few moments in this play that fall under the category of dramatic irony the first stems from the fact that in scene 1, creon is decreeing that polyneices' body shall not be buried as he addresses his people, but the audience already knows that antigone has gone to bury her brother.
Dramatic irony is evident when the audience, or reader, is privy to information to which the characters in the play are not in antigone, much of the dramatic irony surrounds issues of gender and the expectations associated with each gender.
The two sons of oedipus, eteocles and polynices, went to battle for the city of thebes, both dying in the process after the war is over, the new king creon buries one brother with full funeral rights and honors and declares the other brother to b. Sophocles' tragedy antigone contains dramatic irony with the decision of creon to bury one of antigone's brothers with honor but not the other and with antigone's determination and strength when contrasted with the characters' view of women as weak.
That antigone is likened to a mother and to a wife are examples of dramatic irony in antigone by sophocles (495 bce - 405 bce) specifically, the sentry compares theban princess antigone to a mother bird who finds her babies stolen from the nest. Dramatic irony in sophocles' antigone dramatic irony is such an obvious situation of the play to the audience in which the characters are unaware of the truth and the real situation of their surroundings.
Antigone gives voice to her plans to bury polyneices early in the play, so the audience would be aware that she is the culprit thus, sophocles makes us of dramatic irony when creon announces grave plans for the person who buried polyneices the audience is aware of antigone's role in the burial, but creon is not.