Relationship In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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Relationships are often thought to be between two people, and only two people. However, many relationships only have the opportunity to properly form through the involvement of others. Without some kind of matchmaking process, many relationships would never have the chance to exist. Oftentimes, when third parties get involved in two people’s relationship, they do so in order to benefit the two, such as Hero and Ursula when trying to get Beatrice and Benedick together, but that is not always the case. Don John decides to meddle with Hero and Claudio’s blooming relationship, resulting in a disaster. Through the mishaps in love, Shakespeare emphasizes outsiders’ influence can determine whether a relationship will fail or flourish.
Benedick and Beatrice cannot stand each other at the opening by the play, but due to the manipulation of others, they are in love with each other as the play closes. Beatrice and Benedick make it well known in the 1st act they think very poorly of each other and Beatrice even states that “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me” giving the reader
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Love is something that requires communication, respect, and mutual admiration. Beatrice and Benedick had no issues when it came to communicating with each other, they just needed a little assistance when it came to the respect and mutual admiration. Claudio and Hero initially had mutual admiration and respect down, but no communication. As more people got involved, those two parts slipped away from them, resulting in chaos. But thankfully all problems were solved and the two ended the play holding all three keys to a successful relationship. It is true that Don John nearly destroyed Hero and Claudio’s relationship for good when he got involved, but if no one had meddled at all, then neither relationship would have gotten the chance to
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