The heart wants what it wants. Before this obvious, but quite metaphorical statement , became a well known saying, it isn’t always true as pride in the way of the authenticity of love. In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, he shows a clear exposition of this. Love can only grow if an individual is able to set aside their pride and allow themselves to be both vulnerable and receptive to authentic feelings. Benedick depicts that although many people fall in love and enjoy it, he will not be vulnerable to give himself to the world of love.
Some individuals have a difficult time growing more towards love as it may seem that it is capable of attaining vulnerability in their lives. Benedick’ depicts this when he states “I will not be sworn, but love may transform me to an oyster, but I’ll take my oath on it, till he have made an oyster of me, he shall never make me a fool” (2.3. 23-26). Benedick mentions oysters as they are food correlation to love. He has seen love make a …show more content…
Her determination to tame her pride for Benedick is shown when she says “Taming my wild heart to thy loving hand. If thou dost love, my kindness shall incite thee to bind our loves up in a holy band. For others say thou dost deserve, and I believe it better than reporting” (3.1.117-122) The “tame my wild heart” depicts that if Benedick truly loves her, she will return that love by easing or casting away her pride and sharp-tongue for Benedick. In favor of Benedick, Beatrice will be kind to Benedick to the extent that her kindness will be shown through the act of marrying. Her remarks on Benedick now shows major character change in her perspective on love over pride. Beatrice’s assertions shows that her humble, intuitive acceptance of her faults of being too proudy and her willingness to change shows that once pride has been diminished from a person’s dictum, all obstacles to love are
Beatrice is Divergent, she has different traits and emotions compared to other people in the society. She was in Candor, a courtroom where she can let her anger out and no one can judge her for what she has done, especially from the ones she loves. When the attention was pointed to her, she was scared to tell the full story about what was bothering her. Beatrice thought to herself, “Safe places, where confessing that I shot one of my best friends would be easy, where I would not be afraid of the way that Tobias will look at me when he finds out what I did.” This quote shows that people shouldn’t hold secrets in, but to let it out even how bad the secret is.
Benedick impacted Beatrice decision to avoid men and love greatly as it appears through the dialogue Beatrice says. Beatrice and Benedick were arguing and lashing back and forth with each other while she says: “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man say he loves me.” (Act 1.1.104-105). This quote shows she would rather listen to a dog barking at a bird than a man saying he loves her. It is evident through passages before that Benedick and Beatrice has been in a relation.
While they are conversing, Beatrice plainly states that she wants Benedick to “kill Claudio...a villain, that hath slandered, scorned, dishonoured [her] kinswoman (Shakespeare 74-75).” Beatrice makes very bold actions, and she is not afraid of doing so. This shows how Beatrice and Hero are foils of each other because Hero takes actions that are safe and pleasing to others, while Beatrice does what she wants and doesn’t care about what others think of her actions. Another example of this occurs during the Masquerade Ball. Beatrice talks with Don Pedro and is quoted to have said, “My cousin tells him in his ear that he is in her heart (Shakespeare 27).”
They deceit Benedick by making him think that she likes him too, but she doesn’t express her love just because she is certain that he doesn’t like her back. They make this complot in the garden while Benedick was overhearing them but they continue talking as he was not, even though they know the he could hear them. In this way Benedick is persuaded by Don Pedro and Claudio that Beatrice likes him back so he must talk to her. This is a clear example of deception used to set two people together. In this case I believe that deception is justified and in a way positive because is done in order to spread love.
Benedick spent quite a while saying that he would never get married; he even went as far to say that he would “die a bachelor,”(II.iii.25). But, after overhearing Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato discuss Beatrice’s love for him, his perception on the idea of marriage changed, which they were quite aware of. While commenting on Benedick’s appearance, Claudio states, “I hope he be in love,”(III.ii.28) to which Benedick replied, “ I have the toothache,”(III.ii.28). It is clear that Benedick was trying to change the subject to avoid discussing his interest in Beatrice out of embarrassment for his feelings. Despite believing that Claudio, Don Pedro and Leonato do not know of his love for Beatrice, it was they who planted it in his mind that Beatrice loved him first, but they play along to make him feel
Heart vs. Mind Synthesis Essay Heart vs. mind is one of the most common yet complex internal conflicts of man. Shakespeare’s being one of the most well-renowned authors and playwriters of all time, his literature would mainly consist of the theme heart vs. mind. With this theme of heart vs. mind being internal, it would start to conflict the character in difficult times. There’s a saying that goes, “the heart wants what the heart wants” and this includes going against what’s good for you or your mind.
John Ruskin once said, “It is better to lose your pride with someone you love than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” Similarly, in Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare also suggests that the biggest barrier between romantic love is pride. He asserts, this by telling the readers that love is a far more authentic feeling than pride, and that love can only grow if an individual is able to set aside their pride and allow themselves to be both vulnerable and receptive to authentic feelings. The first thing that is emphasized in the play, Much Ado About Nothing is the vulnerability and dangers of love. It’s shown that falling in love is a constant danger, and that no one gets out of the ordeal unharmed.
It was a set up marriage and she would just try to make the male proud. Relationships, in the modern day, are more egalitarian than they use to be. This allows Benedick and Beatrice to represent more of a modern time ideal couple, than Claudio and Hero. A great quote about relationships is “ Respect is as important as love in a relationships”
(2.3.231) The next scene is the final part of their plan, to convince Beatrice that she is in love with Benedick. Hero, Margaret and Ursula talk together while Beatrice is listening. Their conversation is fairly similar to the one the guys had. After the girls are done deceiving Beatrice and leave Beatrice comes to the realization that maybe she does love Benedick after all.
When Beatrice asks Benedick to duel Claudio for her, he agrees and plans to duel him. Benedick and Claudio are best friends who had fought in battle together, but the love of a woman completely changes Benedick’s allegiance from his fellow soldiers to his new love. Before falling in love with Beatrice, Benedick would have done everything possible to protect his brothers in battle. Now, love has emboldened him to make a choice that he would not have previously made. Benedick’s sacrifice of a meaningful friendship proves that he is now completely devoted to his relationship with Beatrice and is willing to do whatever necessary to preserve that relationship.
Romeo and Juliet, the story where two forbidden lovers take their own lives for the sake of love. Within this story Shakespeare shows multiple kinds of love that everyone experiences in life, and within this essay i will be talking about two. The two main types of love i noticed in Shakespeare’s story “Romeo and Juliet”, were Unrequited love and obviously, the main focus, romantic love. These two types of loves have their share of differences but surprisingly they have their similarities as well. The first type of love shown in Romeo and Juliet is unrequited love.
Benedick finally expresses his love for Beatrice when he said, “With no sauce that can be devised to it. I protest I love thee.” (4,1,297-298). Benedick also confesses his love to Beatrice. They got closer and closer together and everyone can tell by the way their conversation
Emotions are what propel you forward to reach your goal, but what also stop you from breaking your limits. They are what weigh into our decisions and help lead us to the choices we forever live with. Not only can they determine what we do, but also when and how we do it. At times they are stronger than others, pulling us forward or throwing us back as if we have absolutely no control. Just like in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the entire lives of two teenagers led by the emotions that they couldn’t ignore.
However, love does not just display itself outright for you to easily find. If love was not a challenge to achieve, it would not be so special. After deciphering Sappho’s poetry, I have determined that love has the ability to cripple even the strongest people. You can crave someone so much, and that person could be the one to never crave you in return. Love – when you find it – should be something so simple that it is equivalent to breathing.