The Negligence of decoding the Implicatural Insinuations led to a Drastic End: A Case Study of Iago’s Monologues in Othello

Volume 3, Issue 2, Article 2 - 2019

Authors: Sikander Ali

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Abstract

Additional conveyed meaning can be harmful in the certain contexts which may lead the listener to a drastic conclusion. This dictum is quite applicable to the villainous character Iago in Shakespeare’s play ‘Othello’. Iago is master enough to deal with this implicatural insinuations –additional conveyed meaning indirectly – which desolate the life of at least five characters of the play including the life of his own wife as well. This research deals with the analysis of the certain monologues of Iago to check if there is any flouting of the maxim of quality. Iago is the main villain of the play who wanted to avenge by double knavery. He is the vicious character who flouts the maxim of quality for his certain motives. Grice (1975) is of the opinion that communicational contribution of the participants should be true. This research is descriptive in nature. Qualitative method has been used, by the analysis of a published document i.e. ‘Othello’ written by Shakespeare. After analyzing the data the result shows that whenever Iago deals with others he flouts the maxim of quality by using implicatural insinuations but he observes it when he is alone.

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Sikander Ali (2019) The Negligence of decoding the Implicatural Insinuations led to a Drastic End: A Case Study of Iago’s Monologues in Othello
Bulletin of Advanced English Studies Vol 3 (2) 79-83
https//doi.org/DOI:10.31559/baes2019.3.2.2