Within the play, Much Ado About Nothing, there is a central theme of deceitfulness, as a way to solve a problem or an issue amongst the characters. Though this deception may be evil, it can often lead to positive endings after several conflicts. In the creation of this theme, Shakespeare uses both negative and positive examples to contribute to his lesson on ruses. Within this particular scene, all of the cons the various characters have put on are officially revealed to each other. This scene highlights that deception is not always evil, nor is it always moral, but is always solved.
Manipulation and More Manipulation In Scene One of Act Four of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice is angered by Don Pedro and Claudio’s hasty reactions and makes the irrational decision to beg Benedick to challenge Claudio to a duel. Don Pedro and Claudio announce the lies fed to them by Don John to those attending the wedding procession, causing Hero to faint of embarrassment and despair. After the public shaming of Hero, Beatrice and Benedick have a long conversation about Beatrice’s sorrow and Hero’s shattered reputation. Beatrice begins her manipulation of Benedick: “Ah, how much might the man deserve of me that would right her!”
Jane Greene once said “I think the greatest gifts we can give each other are the gifts of kindness and communication.” Kindness and communication are two important things in a healthy relationship. In William Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing, Benedick and Beatrice have a healthier relationship than Claudio and Hero because they communicate, they trust each other, and they respect each other. One reason Benedick and Beatrice have a healthier relationship is because they communicate.
A Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing is a classic romantic comedy that involves schemes and plans that help characters fall for each other’s plans, to achieve the perfect happy ending of a wedding. To make other characters fall for their plans, each of them used different modes of persuasion to help convince the characters without them realizing. The modes of persuasion- logos, ethos, and pathos- are used throughout, from convincing two mortal enemies that they truly love each other, to ruining a happy wedding and revealing the abusive side of a seemingly innocent prince. Two major characters, Don Pedro and Leonato, both hold more power and respect over others, with their word being the law.
Personal Narrative Essay There are many times in life where things are not always be, as they seem. In the romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare one of the main themes in the plot is things are not always as they seem. This theme is relevant in this story as well as it is very much in my own life as well. In my life there have been many things to happen where things are not always, as they seem to be but there has been one bigger moment where things were not what they seemed than everything else.
In the play Much Ado About Nothing the characters Don Pedro, Benedick and Beatrice are significant to the plot of the story and the development of many characters, including themselves. Don Pedro was intended to be married because of his high status, but ended the play a bachelor. Benedick and Beatrice both show off their strengths as individuals. These three characters demonstrate that future happiness does not depend on finding a romantic partner. Beatrice is introduced in the play as a witty, sarcastic character who can withstand the teasing that Benedick who can withstand Benedick’s teasing and is able to counter it herself .
Shakespeare’s famous play, Much Ado About Nothing, encompasses a complex web of events that amuses the audience through misconceptions and quick wit. All the characters are involved in schemes that cause their companions to run in circles of confusion and doubt. Even Benedick, the most rational character in the piece, is dragged into multiple schemes and manipulated into undertaking foolish activities. The first scheme, leading him to fall in love with Beatrice, changed his perspective on the value of love and friendship and caused his to redefine his priorities. In the beginning of the play, Benedick, enjoying the life of a bachelor, swore against marriage.
In order to get Beatrice and Benedick together, their friends and Beatrice’s family scheme to get them together and afterwards, Benedick changes into a completely different man just for Beatrice, especially when she is in terrible grief. Leonato, Beatrice 's uncle, Claudio, and The Prince lie about Beatrice loving Benedick and after he hears this, he says to himself, “It seems [Beatrice’s] affections have their full bent. Love me? Why, it must be requited!” (2.3.77). Benedick is thrilled by the thought that Beatrice has affections for him, even though he hasn 't fully thought this claim through.
Much Ado About Nothing, a Shakespearean comedy written in the seventeenth century, is a play centered on complicated relationships caused by love and misdirection. The protagonists, Claudio, Benedick, Hero, and Beatrice, are in love with each other (Claudio and Hero, Benedick and Beatrice), but certain constraints, past relationships and propaganda, keep them apart. Focusing on Benedick and Beatrice, in Act I, their relationship consists of a banterous battle between the two, with obvious hostility shown through their constant insulting but mutual respect gained from the appreciation of the other’s intelligence. Their relationship evolves as they relate to each other more, and as they are told that the other loves them, their love finally forms. However, to get there, what stands between Beatrice and Benedick’s love is their precarious past relationship with one another, the volatility of their natures, and their belief that the other dislikes them.
During my assessment I will be exploring how Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship develops throughout the play ‘much ado about nothing’. I will also explore how their relationship follows the conventions of a relationship in the Elizabethan era. Also how their relationship subverts conventions due to the common idea of looking at the outside appearance to fall in love, however they fall in love with each other due to their intellect; Claudio and Hero fall in love because of beauty. In the beginning of the play we see through Beatrice’s witty remarks on love of how she subverts normal conventions of marriage: “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me”.