Theme Of Irony In Othello's Demons

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Once Albert Schweitzer has said, “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” This conveys that life is a precious gift, but during lifetimes, this gift has been wasted or abused, which turn into a tragedy. Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s tragedies, originally written as a play and have been adapted to films, TV productions, and a remix. This story revolves two characters: Othello, the general in Venetian army and Iago, the main antagonist. Moreover, he 's the bearer of Othello, but wants to ruin his life. “Demons” is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons, written by Imagine Dragons and released on Jan 28, 2013. The two portrays their overwhelming fate (Othello) and fighting their imperfect selves (“Demons”)…show more content…
Cassio is the one Iago wanted dead or out of position. However, at the end of the play, Cassio didn’t die and Othello advocated him a higher position. Again, most things Iago says are lies and ironic. He states, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy…...”(3.3.195) This is a shameless lie, jealousy is the reason why Iago betrays Othello and ruining everyone’s lives in the first place. Ironic is shown in the lyrics, as well as the video. The song says that the people who we “hail” are actually “the worst of all.” (lines 6-7) The lyrics/singer is trying to express that the people who we hail, the ones we look up to, a famous person, a god, or even a close family/friend, are the most untrustworthy people. Uniformly, the video takes into the life of a boy whose threatened by his dad. We think our dad is the one who we respect, the person who has the most influence. However, not for this boy, his drunken; aggressive dad beats him up with a beer bottle that makes him the one who is unreliable and has the worst influence. These are ironic because the person we admire is actually the “worst of all.” William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello shows the themes of reality through the characters, and their action, Imagine Dragon’s song “Demons” illustrates themes through lyrics and the music video. Both works illustrate the three themes because people always have a hidden side. They are always jealous of what others have. Also, they lose to their dark side. In the real world, how would people overcome their imperfect feelings, but also the imperfect
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