Claudio In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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"Much Ado about Nothing" is a traditional Shakespearean play. Many of Shakespeare stories are about young people who are in love with each other. . Claudio, one the main figure in
"Much Ado about Nothing" is a young romantic hero in the play. He like many other heroes in Shakespearean comedies, has some problems in his character. He appears to be extremely immature and insecure although he is a brave young man just coming back from a war.

At the beginning of the play Claudio is shown to be very brave after being victorious in a war. . He says "bestowed much honor on the young Florentine called Claudio" (1.1.10) and “Doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion.” (1.1.13) This tells us that while he appeared frail and young, he still has the courage and strength of a lion. He is a dynamic character in
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Here, we would again see how Claudio does things without thinking at all. He does not realize that getting married to someone he does not even know could be disaster He was not even sure if he loved this girl and he was willing to live with this girl for the rest of his life. All he knew was that she was a copy of Hero and for him that was all that mattered. This just shows that Claudio's love for Hero is so shallow and that his attraction towards Hero is just on the physical level. He is making decisions without considering what he is doing. "Sweet Hero! now thy image doth appear In the rare semblance that I loved it first." "Why, then she's mine. Sweet, let me see your face."(5.1.2322)
You can tell from this quote that Claudio feelings for Hero are based on her physical beauty and nothing else. Does he really love Hero or is he just in love with the idea of Hero. If he truly loves Hero, he will not hastily judge and be the first to doubt Hero but instead, would try to understand her and give her a chance to tell him what really
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