She isn’t even positive that Hero didn’t cheat on Claudio, but she still doesn’t care. This friendship follows the biblical definition of love, that “love keeps no record of wrongs”. Beatrice and Hero’s love was pure and it remains as one of the only correct forms of love in the play, illustrating that friendship can be stronger than any form of
This limits women to find the confidence to stand up for their beliefs. As Claudio falsely degrades Hero’s character, Hero accepts these accusations voluntarily and remains silent about the issue. Claudio stands up in public and proceeds to call Hero slanderous names such as, “thou pure impiety and impious purity” (IV.i.109). Hero again does not object, though she falls due to complete shock. Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163).
Claudio gets Hero in the end, but he doesn’t instantly get his happy ending. Instead, he has to suffer, believing Hero is dead. This serves as Shakespeare’s warning sign about a concern with image rather than what comes from within. If Hero and Claudio are compared to Beatrice and Benedick, the latter have a much better relationship, based on years of traded witticisms and shared experiences. It is tested throughout the play, but remains solid.
Although they do share a few similarities, such as in both instances their friends and family get involved and trickery and deception are used in both positive and negative ways, one engages the reader in a much simpler way than the other. At the beginning of the play, we are introduced to Hero, the daughter of the Governor of Messina, and Count Claudio, a young lord of Florence. When Count Claudio is first introduced, he is an intelligent man who loves the feeling of battle. After being introduced to Hero, however, he immediately has a liking for her and his actions are being lead by love. In the play, Count Claudio states, “In mine eye, she is the sweetest lady that ever I looked on”(1.1.183-184).
It was not looked down upon for him to rescind his love so quickly from a woman who he originally believed to be “the sweetest lady that ever [Claudio] looked on” (17). Claudio can easily rid his mind and heart of a woman who is unloyal in order to find himself a new, more worthy companion. This only works, however, because he is a male. If the same had happened to Hero, she would have been expected, as a result of the gender norms created by society, to remain quiet and continue with the
The story of Hero and Claudio, a classic love tale with interruptions from Don John. Also, of Beatrice and Benedick, who fight with each other to hide their true feelings. In the first act, Don Pedro drops in on the local governor who is Leonato. Claudio and Benedick, two young gentlemen, are with the governor. Beatrice and Benedick are fighting intensely.
Throughout Act 3 Scene One, Shakespeare exposes the lovestruck Romeo’s mercurial nature and impulsivity through his thoughtless actions. Romeo is an extremely moody character, and this is shown early into the scene. After marrying the daughter of the opposing Capulet family, Romeo is extremely
She is not an assertive character. Although Hero is an appealing character, her decisions and inability to stand up for herself reflect that she is not a role model to follow. Hero’s inability to be verbally assertive is shown by her actions throughout the play, especially by her weak response to Claudio’s accusations. Throughout the play, Hero is acted upon rather than acting herself, which reflects a flaw in her character. An example of this is seen at the beginning of the play, when Margaret, Hero, and Ursula plan to gossip about Benedick, and Hero directs Margaret to fool Beatrice, “Whisper her ear and tell her I and Ursula/ Walk in the orchard…”(III.I.65-70), instead of doing it herself.
If I lose my honor, I lose myself.” Shakespeare was a very well known playwright and poet during the mid 1500s and early 1600s. He was the writer of one of the most famous plays in history, Romeo and Juliet. This tragedy follows the life of Romeo and Juliet throughout their journey as they learn the