Claudio And Matrice's Relationship In Much Ado About Nothing

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As stated by George Sand, “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” This quote by George Sand means that the only way you can be happy is to love someone and be loved by someone. People who are depressed or don’t believe in love, should believe in love because it is the only way to live life. In Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, the relationship between Claudio and Hero proves to be an ineffective relationship in today’s society due to immaturity and lack of communication, whereas Benedick and Beatrice’s relationship was based on trust and it was emotional to the audience. In the cream of the crop literature, Much Ado About Nothing , Shakespeare displayed that Benedick and Beatrice’s relationship is…show more content…
One reason is that Claudio wanted to marry her before meeting her for the first time. According to Shakespeare, (i.i 191-192) “I would scarce trust myself, though I had sworn the contrary, if Hero would be my wife.” This quote shows that this relationship is not realistic because people would not want to marry somebody that they barely met with. People usually want to get to know the person before making this decision. Another reason is that Claudio did not win Hero’s heart the right way. According to Shakespeare (ii.i 292-295) “Here, Claudio, I have wooed in thy name, and fair Hero is won. I have broke with her father and his goodwill obtained. Name the day of marriage, and God give thee joy.” This quote shows that Don Pedro is the one who helped Claudio to apparently win Hero’s heart. Claudio couldn’t do it himself because he is immature like a kid. Last but not least, they didn’t communicate with each other. According to (iv.i 105-113), “O Hero, what a Hero hadst thou been If half thy outward graces had been placed About thy thoughts and counsels of thy heart! But fare thee well, most foul, most fair. Farewell, Thou pure impiety and impious purity. 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.” This is what happen when Hero and Claudio didn’t communicate with each other. Without communication, messy things can happen and can end in a very bad way. Communication is crucial in a relationship. Claudio and Hero’s relationship is unrealistic in terms of today’s
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