Theme Of Deception In Taming Of The Shrew And Much Ado About Nothing

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Deception is a key element in most of the Shakespeare plays. It is done in many different ways and has special purposes like creating confusion between characters and leading them into making certain decisions. Deception can be done with the help of physical disguise as we see in the two plays The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing. We have to keep in mind that it is not only the characters deceiving each other but also the author himself attempts to deceive the audience. In both plays The Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing we experience deception as a major concept.
In the first comedy deception in commonly used throughout the play. Disguise by changing clothes and behavior of characters creates confusions and twists the story line. All this deceptions in the play have specific motives and contribute to construct the dramatic irony, which is brilliantly incorporated in the comedic play. Since the beginning we see one of the main characters Lucentio using deception in order to be able to contact Bianca. At this point of the play he just have seen the Bianca and all her beauty for the first time, so he wants to come in contact with her and eventually marry her. The problem was that only a few people including schoolmasters where allowed to see Bianca. So with the help of his best-friend Trano, he disguises himself as if he was Cambio who was Bianca’s Latin tutor.
Petruchio also deceits Katherine by acting like he loves her so much. He doesn’t let her

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