This limits women to find the confidence to stand up for their beliefs. As Claudio falsely degrades Hero’s character, Hero accepts these accusations voluntarily and remains silent about the issue. Claudio stands up in public and proceeds to call Hero slanderous names such as, “thou pure impiety and impious purity” (IV.i.109). Hero again does not object, though she falls due to complete shock. Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163).
In short, Claudio and Hero’s love story is a fairytale. After the way, Claudio told his friends about the qualities of Hero. He said, “In mine eye she is the sweetest lady that ever / I looked on” (1.1. 180-81). His description of Hero is a relation to a “love at first sight” moment where one person finds another person attractive.
He also shows the importance of virginity through how her father ‘disowns’ her when she is accused of being unfaithful to Claudio. Now moving onto Beatrice, the cousin of Hero. She is a sharp, witty and feisty woman and unlike Hero, does not conform to the expectations placed on women at that time. Throughout the play, she swears that she will never get married to any man, and that no man will ever be good enough for her. However as the play goes on, we realize that she is very much afraid of being vulnerable to love, and uses her wit as a cover for it.
Claudio fell in love with Hero right when he laid his eyes upon her. Claudio claims, “In mine eye she is the sweetest lady that I ever looked on (I.i.183-184).” This example shows that Claudio fell in love with her looks, not her personality. Another reason for their unrealistic relationship is Hero fakes her death after being accused of cheating. Shakespeare wrote, “Done to death by slanderous tongues, was the Hero that here lies. Death, in guerdon of her wrongs, gives her fame which never dies.
One reason is that Claudio wanted to marry her before meeting her for the first time. According to Shakespeare, (i.i 191-192) “I would scarce trust myself, though I had sworn the contrary, if Hero would be my wife.” This quote shows that this relationship is not realistic because people would not want to marry somebody that they barely met with. People usually want to get to know the person before making this decision. Another reason is that Claudio did not win Hero’s heart the right way. According to Shakespeare (ii.i 292-295) “Here, Claudio, I have wooed in thy name, and fair Hero is won.
Everyone knows trust, respect, and love are the foundation of marriage —but what happens when these components are missing? In Much Ado About Nothing, Claudio, a young soldier, falls in love with Hero, the fair and intelligent daughter of Leonato. She reciprocates the feelings, but how will their relationship function when Claudio lacks the three elements to a solid relationship? Claudio and Hero’s relationship will not work because Claudio makes various assumptions without confrontation, lacks reasonable responses in heated situations, and was cruel to Hero. First off, their relationship will not work out because Claudio makes various assumptions with any confrontation.
This couple gets together in an unusual way, witnesses plenty of drama and backstabbing moments that lead the reader through the story wondering what is going to become of these two by the end. Beneath the storyline involving the couple, Shakespeare touches upon multiple themes such as maturity, upholding one’s reputation and love. The story about how Claudio and Hero meet is strange in itself. Claudio is returning from war to the small town of Messina. Upon his return he shares with friends that he is interested in Hero.
Beatrice and Benedick are fighting intensely. On the contrary, Claudio has a more loving, sincere side. They are all staying at Leonato’s residence while in town. Don Pedro offers to arrange the marriage that very night, but Don John, his nasty brother, tries to ruin
What is jealousy, what makes someone become jealous, and what does jealousy do to people? In William Shakespeare 's Othello they had many different problems between characters. Those problems being distrust, lies, honor, and jealousy. Jealousy was one if not the biggest part of Othello and what made all the conflicts continue and kept pushing the play further and further. Almost every character in the play had some form of jealousy that they portrayed to another character.
By the end of the play Othello realizes that Desdemona is innocent, so is Cassio, but the one to blame is Iago, who has the reputation of being “full of love and honesty” in almost everyone’s eyes. So to remain that noble man the play’s protagonist tells his countryman that despite all his good deeds he has done, could not excuse him for what he has done being engulfed and misled by jealousy which Iago fired, so he wants to be remembered as honorable man: I have done the state some service, and they know 't. No more of that. I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these