Dramatic irony is an elaborate gadget that is generally utilized by storytellers, in plays, in the theater, and in movies. This produces tension between what characters say and do, and what the audience knows to be true. The use of dramatic irony was used in two dramatic productions, both the short story Happy Endings written by Margaret Atwood and the movie Chinatown directed by Roman Polanski. In the short story Happy Endings the author introduces her literature into six stories labeled from A-F, which in reality makes up just one. Whereas in the film Chinatown, the director wanted the audience to realize how many themes can come together and show the big picture. Roman tries to concur with the idea that the world is corrupted and we are too ignorant to do anything about it.