Satire In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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A story about deception, illusion, impulsiveness, noting, and shallowness; these are all characteristics of the play Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare. The play is about a young women, named Hero and a man, named Claudio, falling in love almost immediately after the war and decide to marry in the next few days. However, the prince’s evil brother does not wish to see his enemies rejoice, so he organizes a ruse to shame Hero and halt the wedding from ever taking place. Shakespeare critiques many aspects of his society through his satire and portrayal of different characters; which is apparent when looking at the character Claudio. Claudio is a soldier who worked closely with the Prince and became one of the top men of his army. After…show more content…
Claudio is characterizes as shallow in this instance because he is only commenting on his adoration for Hero’s beauty. When Don John tricks Claudio into believing Hero is no longer a pure women Claudio says “this is an accident of hourly proof, which I mistrusted not, Farewell therefore Hero!” (ii.1.175-176) One of Claudio’s major attraction towards Hero was her virtuousness, and now that he believes that she is no longer pure he has no desire to marry her. In fact, he wishes to publicly shame her in front of everyone at the wedding ceremony; ruining her chances to have a happy future. Young love is commonly based on looks causing the emotional relationship between the two people to be not as strong; thus causes the relationship to crumble and fall apart. Shakespeare sees this and is warning the audience to be weary of falling into the trap that is young…show more content…
They act as swiftly and marry this is shallow and impulsive. They either live happily ever after or in modern times the quite often result they divorce months later. During Shakespeare 's time he saw this occurring and decided to make fun of and critique it hoping others would get the hint and stop. Later after the story has concluded, I predict Claudio will still be as shallow and impulsive just like in the play and will leave Hero once again because a stranger said he saw her committing adultery with
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