Comparison Of Romeo And Much Ado By Nothing

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It is truly fascinating to see how two plays that could have been written in the same century (although the chances are low) by different playwrights differ or have similar traits. It is well known that drama has seemed to grow wherever men have gained the piquing interest to know- the facts, the reasons, and the cause. However, as does men change and evolve, so does drama. So what is the next “new” way to capture an audience and express the feelings locked in every writer 's’ heart? Everyman was written in during the medieval times which means between 5th to 15th century, beginning with the fall of the western Roman Empire to around the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. During this time, there was a shift within the economy and the people.…show more content…
This play was written during the Renaissance period from 14th to 17th century. Bursts of new ideas and scientific inquiry was normal between quick-witted philosopher and artists. After moving from Stratford-upon-Avon to London, the center of England, Shakespeare absorbed from achieving people around him. According to some historians, Shakespeare’s works were mostly copied, but almost all literate learners know of at least one of the famous quotes. For example, “Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” has been one of the most romantic, well-known verses is it…show more content…
The setting takes place in Messina, “a bustling port city on the island of Sicily in southern Italy” in the 16th century. The Prince and his soldiers are finally coming home from a victorious battle which sets down a mood of merriment and relief. Shakespeare chooses to write that all of the soldiers have come back safe, so there are no public mourning. The characters immediately fall into a youthful bunch that still seek and play around with love. Claudio and Hero fall into a young love that they fall into easily. However, due to their lack of trust, suspense is built to sustain a plot. Just as the problem arises quickly, the complication is resolved just as simply with the marriage of the young lovers. Throughout the play, the relationship between Beatrice and Benedict serve as a comedic relief. There snarky replies are well crafted such as Benedict’s view on Beatrice’s replies: “she speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” In the final act, audience find compassion that Benedict and Beatrice hate relationship settles to a love relationship. (Schmoop)
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