Love In William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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The comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, is a play by William Shakespeare made in 1612 for the queen of England. It is concerned with deceptive relationships between persons in 1600th Italy, where the count, Claudio’s, marriage with the vineyard owner Leonato’s daughter Hero is spoiled by his “friend” Don John. The play deals with love, class, and honor for instance and many consider it one of Shakespeare’s best plays. The comedy has an omniscient point of view, which means that the viewer gets to know more than one character’s story throughout the play. Therefore, the conflict is more nuanced compared to a story with a limited point of view and the characters’ actions are more easily understood since the viewer knows the motives behind some acts.…show more content…
His complexity means that he is a round character given that he is not a stereotype. The play portrays him as a romantic person through his thoughts and affection for Hero throughout the story. However, one might argue that his romantic ideals are imaginary since, which refers to his “love” to Hero. Claudio is also very naïve due to the fact, that he is fooled multiple times during the play. The main example of this is when he thinks Hero cheats on him and afterwards he shows that he is rather vindictive and impulsive given that his anger leads to the humiliation of Hero. This also shows that Claudio is quite immature. Count Claudio develops a little at the end of the play when he discovers that Hero actually was faithful whereupon he acts responsible and noble when he offers to help Leonato. Moreover, his love for Hero appears more genuine since he prays for her and seems sincerely grieving. On the other hand, he agrees to marry Antonio’s daughter who looks “exactly” like Hero, which indicates that he actually does not change throughout the story and remain immature and superficial. Furthermore, this shows that Claudio’s motif for mourning over Hero’s death was to restore his own image rather than
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