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Much Ado About Nothing Betrayal Analysis

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In Much Ado About Nothing betrayal is shown through the characters dialogue. Betrayal in this play is sabotage and even the lack of listening to a loved one. Shakespeare uses dialogue to show the nature of betrayal affects others. He does this through characters language because it is easy to see a certain character's plan or to know what the character has done In this play Don John betrays Claudio because he acts like he’s seen Hero cheating on Claudio. But really he just wants to ruin their relationship. With dialogue we see this because without Borachio ever saying what really happened, the reader would of never known that Don John has put this plan together. Don John says, “I came hither to tell you; and, circumstances shortened, for she…show more content…
He’s betrayed her because he believed what Don John has said and shown instead of hearing Hero’s side. Through dialogue the reader can see that he automatically believes that she has been out with another man and because he thinks this he no longer wants to marry Hero. Claudio says, “Hero itself can blot out Hero's virtue.What man was he talk'd with you yesternight Out at your window betwixt twelve and one” (4.1.87-89). With the phrase “What man was he talk’d with you” Claudio is asking a rhetorical question because he already believes that she has cheated on him. This is betrayal because he was suppose to love Hero and that means hearing her out no matter what happens, but instead he shamed her in front of everyone. Don John also says, ““For thee I'll lock up all the gates of love, And on my eyelids shall conjecture hang, To turn all beauty into thoughts of harm, And never shall it more be gracious.” (4.1.110-113). With the phrase, “For thee I’ll lock up all the gates of love” the reader can tell that Claudio has closed himself up from love because he is accusing Hero of cheating. This is betrayal as well because Claudio is not hearing Hero out and instead of listening to her he is going based off of what he’s
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