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  • 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 John Despises The Way Don Pedro
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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...
  • Claudio And Don Pedro Trick Benedick
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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 ...
  • Leonato's Behaviour
    1,178 words
    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; de...
  • Claudio And Don Pedro
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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...

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