Shakespeare's tragedy allows one character to hold the key to the entire web he has spun and that character is Emilia. Desdemona encounters irony in two distinguishable state of affairss. One of those many literary devices used in the play, is the wide range of irony. They will be seen as the same language no matter what part of the globe you are in. There are many cases of these three types of irony in the play. Another unconscious irony is in Othello's speech when he meets Desdemona just after he arrives from the sea.
Both killed their wives even through their innocence. The clues may be rather obvious, but the character may be unwilling to recognize the truth. We want something to happen to clear her name because we know the truth and Othello does not. Another example of verbal irony from Othello comes after Othello is convinced that Desdemona is cheating on him. This is not good for Othello to hear. Iago is very jealous of Cassio and has hatred toward Iago that he starts coming up with plans to ruin Othello and Michael Cassio. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony throughout the play to create tension for the audience and foreshadow the ending.
He expresses his concern that his reputation would be ruined should he freely give his thoughts away. One line that Iago says is very ironic in several ways. Shakespeare uses situational sarcasm good to do the narrative more interesting. He thinks that Desdemona is unfaithful to him, and thinks she is being treacherous. As the audience is well aware, Iago is anything but honest. This is especially found between Iago and Othello. And here he begins to look for reasons for her unfaithfulness.
Cassio, the ignorant one, is condemned. Both Othello and Iago treat their wives horribly. Here, fate plays a major role in this tragedy; not even Iago wholly arranged this swift, coincidental confrontation of Othello, Desdemona, and Cassio, and certainly the pathos of Desdemona's position here is largely due to no other factor than fate. In Othello one sees that both verbal and dramatic sarcasm are of import factors. At the party Iago manipulates Cassio to make him drunk, for which he is fired. But the other characters are also victims of the irony of fate. She promises to speak of him with her husband repeatedly until the quarrel is patched up and Cassio is recalled.
It shows how much trust Othello has in Iago, and shows the reader how it is going to waste. Throughout the drama, Shakespear uses sarcasm to add wit, suspense, and merely to do it more gratifying. All the major characters in the play believe that Iago is an honest and trustworthy person. The play Othello is a tragedy. Since there is no one else in the room at this time, only Iago and the audience know about the plan. There is situational irony, which is when the situation turns out differently than expected.
Irony is also used to add suspense and at the same time to make the reader wonder what is going to happen next. In the end, Othello does kill his wife because he in fact is jealous. Emilia then notes that Othello and Iago are approaching. But why does he use it? This is the war he loses. Davies is the screenwriting sensation behind a fascinating mix of theatrical and Masterpiece Theatre productions including Bridget Jones's Diary, The Tailor of Panama, Take a Girl Like You, Wives and Daughters, A Rather English Marriage, Emma, Moll Flanders, Pride and Prejudice, Circle of Friends, Middlemarch, House of Cards, and To Serve Them All My Days. When Othello and Iago enter, Cassio, who is embarrassed because of his antics the previous night, embraces Desdemona and departs. Verbal irony is found throughout this play probably the most.
Both killed their wives even through their innocence. He really does not want Othello to be careful. Iago wanted Cassio dead, while Othello promoted Cassio to a higher position, and later in A third example of irony in the play is the use of war. Andrew Davies's modern retelling is set in New Scotland Yard and has all the Bard's wit, romance, pity, and terror -- and then some. Because of the dramatic irony, the audience's emotions are highly invested in the storyline. This is usually done by Iago, who insults and teases Roderigo and Cassio and even Desdemona and Othello.
The reader knows all of Iago's schemes and lies. From the beginning we see long, eloquent speeches that dazzle his audience — eloquently mixing complex words that help portray him as not only a strong warrior but also a fighter with a sound mind. Desdemona realizes that Othello's answer is curt, and she emphasizes that this is an important matter and not a trifle that she is asking. A good author can create pictures through his words. Cassio asks Desdemona to convince Othello to give him his job back and Iago uses this meeting to persuade Othello that Desdemona is having an affair with Cassio. The reader knows all of Iago's schemes and lies.
On one level, Iago speaks of himself hypothetically. In the spring of 2002, Masterpiece Theatre will present his adaptation of Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now and the following season his version of Boris Pasternak's epic romance of the Russian revolution, Doctor Zhivago. There are many examples of situational irony in Othello. This just helps to enforce what Iago is trying to him to believe about Desdemona cheating on him. Desdemona, the well-meaning bride, has been talking with Cassio and tells him that she is sure that she can influence her husband in Cassio's behalf. Identify the various types of irony used in Othello and explain their significance to the plot.