In his play Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare indicates that love cannot grow in the presence of pride. The poor Benedick shows this when he refused to fall in love, until he lost his self-centered pride. Beatrice does the same when she says, “Stand I condemned for pride and scorn so much? Contempt farewell, and maiden pride, adieu! No glory lives on behind the back of such” (3.2.
He helps Beatrice in three main ways: proposing to her, respecting her response to his proposal, and setting her up with Benedick. At the party, when Beatrice wallows in self-pity for not having a husband, the prince immediately responds with, “Lady Beatrice, I will get you one [husband]” (II, i, 273) and then offers himself to be her husband. Don Pedro, as a friend, clearly wants Beatrice to happy, and he acquiesces to Beatrice’s wishes to do so. Because Don Pedro feels this way towards Beatrice, he was sincere in his proposal. His spontaneous decision to become Beatrice’s husband shows that Don Pedro is willing to change his entire lifestyle to accommodate to someone else’s desires and feels strongly about Beatrice.
William Shakespeare used love and humor to connect to his readers while writing his classic tragedies and comedies. Two of his classic plays Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing, are very alike, yet very different. The characters Mercutio, from Romeo and Juliet, and Benedick, from Much Ado About Nothing, have many similarities and many differences. Shakespeare is known as one of the best tragedy writers along with one of the best comedy writers ever. One of his best known tragedies is Romeo and Juliet; likewise, one of his best known comedies is Much Ado About Nothing.
O, she misused me past the endurance of a block! She told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince`s jester” (ii.i,227-228,230-231).This quote emphasizes that Benedick and Beatrice once loved one another but Benedick was fooled to he once loved Beatrice. Its shows that his love for Beatrice is lost when mentioned, “she misused me past the endurance of a block!”, demonstrates through his bitter connotation with the word “misused” implicating that Beatrice did not appreciate her love towards Benedick. Benedick feels that Beatrice has fooled him to think he was a joke because she used hurtful words as Benedick recalls, “she told me, not thinking I had been myself, that I was the prince`s jester”, that ended their relationship in an instant. The relationship that Benedick and Beatrice bitterly ended reminds when my friend Andrew and Susan got into a huge argument because of some words that she said without thinking it would hurt his
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has a major role about love in relationships and friendships in the play. Majority of the characters aren’t searching for love, yet love just tends to “just happen”. It also relates to how falling in love “just happens” in reality. In this play Shakespeare 's shows you how a couple needs to have achieve a sense of understanding, trust, and commitment. In Shakespeare 's time, Beatrice and Benedicks relationship was rather unordinary.
Beatrice is the type of woman that will always do as she pleases. In the play, Shakespeare created a wordplay between Beatrice and another character named, Beatrice and a character named, Benedick; who is also anti-marriage. Both these characters are in a battle of witts to make the other look stupid. In the end of the play, both are tricked by their
Reading Between the Lines Pride is a personal commitment. Keep in mind how pride connects to personal commitment when talking about a tragic hero in The Crucible. Although many people may assume that Reverend Hale is the tragic hero of The Crucible, I believe John Proctor is because how he makes Mary Warren confess to the court about how Abigail and the girls are lying about conjuring the devil, Proctor also confesses about having an affair with Abigail. Even though knowing the consequences for his action Proctor would do anything in his supremacy to save his spouse from prison or the act of being hanged. In act two of The Crucible Proctor demands that Mary Warren confess to the court regarding the young women lying about conjuring Satan.
In this case I believe that deception is justified and in a way positive because is done in order to spread love. We also observe a parallel situation in the play Much Ado About Nothing. Here we have Hero and Margaret using the same tactic to reach the same goal. On the other hand we have Don John who uses deception for cruel purposes. His plans to interfere in the relationship between Claudio and Hero led to devastating results and of course the embarrassing weeding ceremony.
Dramatic irony grabs the attention of the audience by adding more suspense. Soliloquies let the audience know the feelings and thoughts of a character, making them more attentive. Allusions give the audience something to think about and this makes them feel more involved. Overall, William Shakespeare’s marvelous job of the use of literary devices in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet will add to his legacy, not to forget, the title of greatest English-playwright does him
Shakespeare’s famous play, Much Ado About Nothing, encompasses a complex web of events that amuses the audience through misconceptions and quick wit. All the characters are involved in schemes that cause their companions to run in circles of confusion and doubt. Even Benedick, the most rational character in the piece, is dragged into multiple schemes and manipulated into undertaking foolish activities. The first scheme, leading him to fall in love with Beatrice, changed his perspective on the value of love and friendship and caused his to redefine his priorities. In the beginning of the play, Benedick, enjoying the life of a bachelor, swore against marriage.