Essays Tagged: "dramatic irony"

Film Review of Tim Blake Nelson's "O". This is a film review of the movie "O", an updated version of Shakespeare's "Othello", I had to do this for english class a few months ago

le, but all the intellectual vocabulary is being left out.The movie was not bereft of its elements. Dramatic irony is basically the entire story, with symbolism and an adequate setting played intrigui ...

(1 pages) 172 1 4.8 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Poe's "Cask of Amontillado"

r Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado is revenge. In this summary theme I intend to demonstrate how dramatic irony is used all along the short story as a way of reminding us the true intentions of the ... purpose in taking Fortunato to the catacombs.All these examples demontrate how Edgar Allan Poe uses dramatic irony in his short story to call the readers' attention to the double meaning of words, and ...

(2 pages) 342 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Ironi in "A Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allen Poe

len Poe has a very unique style of writing in many ways. Poe tends to write his stories emphasizing dramatic irony and verbal irony. He uses adjectives that have connotative meaning, this means that t ... notative meaning, this means that the image of the particular scene can vary from person to person. Dramatic irony is referred to the reader understanding something that the charter does not. Were as ...

(1 pages) 129 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A summary Report on "The Pardoner's Tale" from the Canterbury Tales. Includes interpretation.

View / Techniques: Third person point of view with an intrusive narrator. Lecture, homily, parable, dramatic irony.5) Tone: Lecturing, persuasive, serious, yet ironic. Chaucer shows the Pardoner as a ...

(3 pages) 91 0 2.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

What is the dramatic contribution of character of Iago in the play "Othello"

Throughout William Shakespeare's play "Othello" ,we learn a lot about the dramatic contribution of character of Iago , his insatiable desire for revenge, and constant decepti ... ire for revenge, and constant deception of the entire cast. we are aware of this deceit through the dramatic irony employed throughout the play in the form of soliloquies and the ruse of the 'honest I ... cessful villain.Shakespeare's vision of Iago is full, clear, and complete; Iago is one of his great dramatic character creations. The most fascinating thing about Iago's character is its apparent lack ...

(9 pages) 181 1 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"I'm A Fool" by Sherwood Anderson

with dishonesty and deceitfulness, and he is able to effectively reveal this theme with the use of dramatic irony.The narrator believes that stealing, swearing, getting drunk, and bandaging horses is ...

(2 pages) 21607 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Using Irony in a Play. An essay about Sophocles' Antigone and the usage of irony throughout the play,

y important literary elements, but of the most important is irony. Three types of irony he uses are dramatic, attitudinal, and verbal irony. Sophocles' use of irony in Antigone has a great impact on t ... en next? Sophocles successfully accomplished his goal, as will be shown in the following paragraphs.Dramatic irony is when characters state something they believe is true, but the audience knows it is ...

(4 pages) 83 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Dramatic Irony in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

Dramatic Irony in OedipusIn the play written by Sophocles, Oedipus the King, there are several insta ... in OedipusIn the play written by Sophocles, Oedipus the King, there are several instances of irony. Dramatic irony, or tragic irony as some critics would prefer to call it, usually means a situation i ... s upon the readers' grasp and recognition of some discrepancy between two things.Our first taste of dramatic irony comes very early into the play when Oedipus vows to bring to justice the killer of La ...

(2 pages) 147 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The different types of irony.

eech-situation that the speaker intends a very different, and often opposite, attitude or evaluationDramatic irony involves a situation in a play or narrative in which the audience or reader shares wi ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles.

to the characters. It involves the overbearing hubris and hamartia, cleansing of the catharsis, and dramatic irony. The contrast of the protagonist at the beginning and end of the play show a downfall ... father really were. At this point, the audience knows no more than Oedipus and this eliminates any dramatic irony. With the words "I stand revealed at last," the audience is relieved that Oedipus has ...

(5 pages) 164 2 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Two soliloquies.

ic character as he is duplicitous even when alone. Iago's soliloquies serve the purpose of creating dramatic irony and developing his motives and plot. There are many similarities between the two soli ...

(4 pages) 51 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Most important innovations that Sophocles the Author brought to "Oedipus the King", were religious paradox, and dramatic Irony!

ortant innovations Sophocles brings to Oedipus the King, is the way he brings religious paradox and dramatic irony together making fate a new concept and relating that to a monotheistic theology as ap ... oncept and relating that to a monotheistic theology as apposed to a polytheistic one.Sophocles uses dramatic irony in the play by showing irony and profoundness of fate, as it plays out in this story. ...

(2 pages) 48 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"Romeo and Juliet" - How love and hate is displayed.

g related scenes, which involve one or more character seeming to love and hate.During the Prologue, dramatic irony is the first emotion stirred in the audience because the chorus says, "Doth with thei ...

(9 pages) 86 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critical analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner". by D.H. Lawrence. An analysis of a passage on the short story itself. Includes themes, and a prespective of the short story.

eir lives. The passage includes the literary devices; character development, contrast, suspense and dramatic irony. "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is written giving the omniscient point of view. The thoug ... fear is present in the little girls towards the boy and fear always makes for high-quality suspense.Dramatic irony is shown in the passage and in the short story. "...seeking inwardly for luck. He wan ...

(3 pages) 43918 1 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Translations(Brian Friel)is best read as an elegy for a doomed culture. The only response it elicits is to mourn that culture depicted in the play as forever lost. Do you agree?

andmarks to engage the audience giving them a place in history to relate to. They are also used for dramatic irony, Maire remarks 'Sweet God did the potatoes ever fail in Baile Beg? ' She talks about ...

(6 pages) 76 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Cast of Amitillo" by Edgar Allan Poe.

illado" is irony. Three types of irony are used in the story: verbal irony, irony of situation, and dramatic irony. Verbal irony takes place when someone says something and means another. Irony of sit ... ects will happen happens. When the readers know more than the characters in the story, it is called dramatic irony. The very first example of irony is at the very beginning of the story when Montresor ...

(8 pages) 82 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Irony in Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"

points out the seriousness of some women's oppressive lives in the late 1800's with situational and dramatic irony concerning the life and death of the protagonist Louise Mallard. The contrast between ... in which the reader knows more about the situation than the characters in the story do, also called dramatic irony. Although the characters believe Mrs. Mallard's death was a result of the great joy s ...

(4 pages) 131 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Explore Shakespeare's Use of Soliloquy in 'Othello'. What is their Purpose? How are they Useful in Putting Across what Dialogue Cannot?

and villain, which heightens the intensity of the drama. They are also a source of a great deal of dramatic irony which increases the dramatic tension for the audience. In 'Othello', the use of solil ...

(6 pages) 60 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

What advice would you give an actress playing Juliet regarding her vocal delivery in her "Ah me. What news..." speech?

The developing pace due to the units of actions changing, also creates a great sense of tension and dramatic irony within the audience, as they are desperate to see Juliet's reaction the truth after a ...

(3 pages) 21 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

A detailed consideration of Act 3 Scene 5 in Romeo and Juliet.

un we are already told, "Two star-crossed lovers take their life." This will later in the play give dramatic irony, which is the audience knowing more about the play than the characters in the play. S ... was the nightingale. However, they both realise that if Romeo stays he will be killed.There is some dramatic irony in the beginning of this scene. Juliet says, "I have an ill-diving soul. Methinks I s ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers