• The Title In Much Ado About Nothing
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    Much Ado About Nothing exemplifies a kind of deliberately puzzling title that seems to have been popular in the late 1590 s (compare, "As You Like Ito / oo ). Indeed, the play is about nothing; it merely follows the relationships of Claudio and Hero, and in the end, the play culminates in the two other main characters falling in love, which, because it was an event that was quite predictable, proves to be much ado about nothing. The pronunciation of the word "nothing" would, in the late 16 th Ce...
  • Much Ado About Nothing An Overview
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    Much Ado About Nothing: An Overview It is a beautiful spring afternoon. The air is full of the radiance of freshly bloomed daisies and the energizing chill of the periodic spring breeze. Puffy large cumulus clouds fill the azure sky with gray thunderheads looming of fin the distance. Looking down from the clouds, one can see a gathering of finely dressed people. Birds flying overhead hear the murmurs of the crowd gathered for a wedding of gentry. Shakespeare could never have planned the first s...
  • Don Pedro Hero Beatrice Benedick
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    The plot of 'Much Ado About Nothing' is an elaborate network of schemes and tricks. This statement is confirmed throughout 'Much Ado About Nothing'. The play contains many examples of tricks and schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts and feelings of characters. The major examples of such manipulation include- Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato tricking Benedick into believing that Beatrice loves him, Hero and Ursula trick Beatrice into thinking Benedick is in love with her. The relationshi...
  • Don Pedro Claudio Hero Benedick
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    Act I, scene IA messenger brings word to Leonato that Don Pedro of Aragon is passing through Messina on his return from a victorious battle. Then Beatrice asks if Benedick is part of the company, but then hides her interest in the news. Shortly the company of Don Pedro, Claudio, and Benedick arrives and Beatrice and Benedick trade clever remarks with one another, both professing that love is only for fools. Meanwhile Claudio, attracted by Hero's beauty, thinks he is in love. He asks Benedick wha...
  • Don Pedro Benedick Hero Claudio
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    William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a play involving by deception, disloyalty, trickery, eavesdropping, and hearsay. The play contains numerous examples of schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts of other characters; it is the major theme that resonates throughout the play. Ironically, it is one of these themes that bring serenity to the chaos that encompasses most of the play. The first example of deception we see is with the characters of Beatrice and Benedick. These two...
  • Much Ado About Nothing Just A Comedy
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    "This play we must call a comedy, tho's ome of the incidents and discourses are more in a tragic strain; and that of the accusation of Hero is too shocking for either tragedy or comedy" (Charles Gild on 1714) How far do you accept this comment about the play's events and language "Much Ado About Nothing" is a play categorised as a comedy, and written by the dramatist William Shakespeare. A comic play is usually accepted to be a light-hearted play with a happy conclusion. A play classed as a trag...
  • Bene Censored Hero Claudio Don
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    An Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing Written between 1598 and 1600 at the peak of Shakespeare's skill in writing comedic work, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's wittiest works. In this comedy, Shakespeare's drama satirizes love and human courtliness between two couples who take very different paths to reach the same goal: making the connection between inward and outward beauty. Much Ado About Nothing shows different ways of how people are attracted to one another, and how their rea...
  • Friends Date Two Woman Claudio Benedick Hero
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    'Much Ado About Nothing' In the play 'Much Ado About Nothing', William Shakespeare describes how a person can do a lot of things out of nothing. There are four main characters in this play that find a lot to do about stupid things and it can make things very difficult. The main characters are: Benedick, Claudio, Beatrice, and Hero. Shakespeare explains the roles of these four different characters and how relationships work. It's amazing what he knew 400 years ago about relationships and how it i...
  • Is Don John A Credible Villain
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    Is Don John a credible villain? Don John is a believable villain because he is a bastard which means that in Elizabethan times Don John would have been seen as evil. Don John's legitimate brother on the other hand is wealthy and well respected by everyone. Don John hates Claudio because Claudio has taken his position as Don Pedro's right hand man. Don John even acknowledges his own evil and he also shows no mercy. Don John's character doesn't alter throughout the play, meaning he is only there t...
  • Don Pedro Play Beatrice Benedick
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    In the first essay, written by Jean Howard, the main idea or thesis seems to focus on the anti theatrical aspects of the play. The actual thesis would be Shakespeare employs anti theatrical discourse in a way that advantages certain social groups without calling attention to the fact that it does that. Howard takes a Marxist approach to the play. She looks at how the conflict intertwines itself and makes a constant reference to the social aspects of each of the characters in the play. Howard st...
  • Don John That Bastard
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    Don John-That BASTARD! Johann Kasper Lavater once said, The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and dull spirit at the same time. In Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, the portrayal of Don John, the bastard brother of Don Pedro, demonstrates the true meaning of jealousy. According to Webster s New World Dictionary, jealousy means resentful envy. Don John exhibits envy towards Don Pedro and his property and even towards the happiness Claudio holds. Don John s jealousy leads to the d...
  • Much Ado About 'noting'
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    Much Ado About Nothing is a play that centers around the question and battle between deception and reality. One first notices of the image of deception as we witness the masking and unmasking at the masquerade. In the play, most overhear discussions are deceptions. It is through eavesdropping that we see the true battle between deception and reality as we look at the subplots of Benedick and Beatrice, Hero and Claudio, as well as the comedy of Dogberry and his crew. The relationship between Bene...
  • Lies And Deceit Don Pedro
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    Lies and Deceit Can you recall, at one time or another, being approached by a good friend or possibly an acquaintance with these opening lines, Let me tell you what I heard. William Shakespeare s Much Ado About Nothing, is a play primarily about gossip. The characters are constantly overhearing or spying on other people. Occasionally they learn the truth, but more often they misunderstand what they see or hear, or they are tricked into believing what other people want them to believe. In order ...
  • Don Pedro Benedick Claudio Hero
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    Summary In the Italian town of Messina, the wealthy and kindly Leonato prepares to welcome home some soldier friends who are returning from a battle. These friends include Don Pedro of Aragon, a highly respected nobleman, and a brave young soldier named Claudio, who has won much honor in the fighting. Leonato's young daughter, Hero, and her cousin, Beatrice, accompany him. Beatrice asks about the health of another soldier in Don Pedro's army, a man named Signor Benedick. Beatrice cleverly mocks ...
  • Status And Behaviour Of Women In The Patriarchal Society
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    There are several different aspects of the status and behaviour of women, which unfold as the play unravels. The layers are pealed back as we look at women both through the way they are treated by men, how they treat each other and how they treat men in different circumstances. Women in this patriarchal society didn't have a say in their household, they were there to look after the children. They had legal control over neither themselves nor their property. The men were head of the household...
  • Don John Women Hero Claudio
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    The playwright William Shakespeare wrote the play Much Ado About Nothing, and through his writing, shows dominant ideologies that were present at the time. Shakespeare allowed audiences new ways of understanding the human mind and behaviour. This play is a light-hearted comedy that travels through the lives of lonely people in Elizabethan England that find love through the seeds of deception. The life of each character is not fixed as they learn more about themselves or each other as events take...
  • Don John Love Hero Beatrice
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    The play "Much Ado About Nothing" is one of William Shakespeare's mature comedies. It is a light-hearted story that captures the imagination of its audience through the use of language, particularly that of wit. It concerns itself most importantly with the notion of love and relationships, especially marriage in Elizabethan society. There are many other social and personal conflicts between the various characters that will be discussed, including the view of illegitimacy during those times, the ...
  • Don Pedro Hero Claudio Benedick
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    An Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing Written between 1598 and 1600 at the peak of Shakespeare's skill in writing comedic work, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's wittiest works. In this comedy, Shakespeare's drama satirizes love and human courtliness between two couples who take very different paths to reach the same goal: making the connection between inward and outward beauty. Much Ado About Nothing shows different ways of how people are attracted to one another, and how their rea...
  • Bene Censored Beatrice Hero Don
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    Much Ado about Nothing Title Much Ado About Nothing illustrates a kind of deliberately puzzling title that seems to have been popular in the late 1590 s (ex "As You Like It'). Indeed, the play is about nothing; it follows the relationships of Claudio and Hero (which is constantly hampered by plots to disrupt it), and in the end, the play culminates in the two other main characters falling in love (Beatrice and Bena censored ), which, because it was an event that was quite predictable, proves to ...
  • Another Much Ado Don Pedro
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    The plot of "Much Ado About Nothing" is an elaborate network of schemes and tricks. This statement is confirmed throughout "Much Ado About Nothing." The play contains many examples of tricks and schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts and feelings of characters. The major examples of such manipulation include- Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato tricking Benedick into believing that Beatrice loves him, Hero and Ursula trick Beatrice into thinking Benedick is in love with her. The relationshi...