Essay On Honor In Much Ado About Nothing

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Have you ever thought about how your sense of honor affects your actions? Honor affects everyone even characters in stories, poems, and plays. For example in Much Ado About Nothing honor plays a key role in the actions of multiple characters throughout the play and even almost ruins the marriage of a wonderful couple. Another example is in the poem “ The Charge of the Light Brigade” soldiers rode to their certain death because of their sense of honor even though their leader made a horrible and huge blunder. The final example is a book called The Outsiders where two groups with very different social classes clash ; will their honor keep them fighting or will it let them resolve this conflict. To conclude throughout all three texts honor…show more content…
One of the ways that authors do this is by the belief of the society or group in the story. For example in Much Ado About Nothing Claudio attacked and publicly accused his fiancee Hero of cheating on him the night before. This is a huge deal because by doing this it would hurt her status and even her father’s status in the eyes of the public. This event happened because of the sense of honor Claudio had and it humiliated and embarrassed him and damaged his honor because of him thinking that Hero cheated on him. By doing that a huge conflict was created in the story and multiple characters had to fake that Hero was dead while they find the culprit behind this. This also happened in The Outsiders when Dally’s girlfriend cheated on him while he was in prison. By cheating on him Dally was upset over how unloyal she was and broke up with her. Another example is in the poem “ The Charge of the Light Brigade” when cavalry men charged at enemy lines even though it meant certain death. This showed how honor gave them the courage to face their conflict, and go through with the blunder anyways. The final example is in the play Much Ado About Nothing in this play characters were manipulated to do things they otherwise would not have done by their honor and sense of pride. The marriages in the play were manipulated greatly, for example Benedick and Beatrice fell in love because of their honor and sense of pride and publically bantered with each other since of
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