Irony is on
full display in this drama of jealousy and revenge. Among the topics that are treated with
Shakespeare’s dramatic irony is honesty (a word that appears many times
throughout the play). Another example is
when Othello, in Act III, tells Desdemona: “I will deny thee nothing.” He
repeats this tragically ironic line, and in hindsight (as is often the case
with irony) this line takes on other meaning.
*** Discuss Shakespeare’s
use of dramatic irony by pointing out examples and by
explaining why a playwright might use this
method. A definition of irony
and dramatic irony would be helpful. Be sure to use Shakespeare’s words
to support and enhance your essay.

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