Shakespeare’s Intentional Use of Irony in Macbeth

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A look at the three forms of irony present in “Macbeth” – dramatic, verbal, and situational. It also examines how the great extent of irony in the play adds to the wonderment of the play.

“There is no argument that William Shakespeare’s genius gift of poetic and complex writing is present in his work `Macbeth`. Macbeth is the story of a man whose ambitions have brought him to commit treason and murder. The Irony involved in the play along with the symbolism contributes to the awe of this masterpiece. Three forms of Irony are present in Macbeth- Dramatic, Verbal, and Situational Irony. The great extent of Irony in the play adds to the wonderment of the play, creating an almost comical atmosphere in such a momentous plot. ”


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