Hero And Count Claudio's Relationship In Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing Theorist Project

“Much Ado About Nothing” is a very famous comedic play written in 1598 by William Shakespeare. Set in Messina, this play focuses on important topics that are relevant to everyone, such as love and relationships. More specifically, the relationships among the main characters, Beatrice and Signior Benedick as well as Hero and Count Claudio. These relationships develop a lot throughout the play and are very different and unique. Although they do share a few similarities, such as in both instances their friends and family get involved and trickery and deception are used in both positive and negative ways, one engages the reader in a much simpler way than the other. At the beginning of the play, we are introduced to Hero, the daughter of the Governor of Messina, and Count Claudio, a young lord of Florence. When Count Claudio is first introduced, he is an intelligent man who loves the feeling of battle. After being introduced to Hero, however, he immediately has a liking for her and his actions are being lead by love. In the play, Count Claudio states, “In mine eye, she is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on”(1.1.183-184). This quote is very early in the play and shows how Count
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It feels like that generic “Love at First Sight” feeling and seems like nothing bad will come of their love for each other or their marriage. While this is perfectly fine since everyone can relate to this feeling of early and intense infatuation, it seems rather apparent that their relationship will involve their marriage to each other and it would end as happy as it began. While we know, after reading this play, that Count Claudio and Hero will face difficulties in their relationship and love for one another, the reader of the play is led to assume rather early that their relationship will end like a fairy
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