Theme Of Hyperbole In Much Ado About Nothing

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The play “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare is a comedy that tells the tale of two pairs of lovers: Hero and Claudio, and Beatrice and Benedict. Though the main plot of the story revolves around Hero and Claudio, Benedict and Beatrice’s romantic relationship is an important subplot to the story. In “Much Ado About Nothing”, Shakespeare uses irony, hyperbole, and use of language to illustrate Benedict and Beatrice as a nontraditional spin on the ideal couple through the strength and security of their love, as can be shown in dialogue not traditionally associated with love.
The love story of Beatrice and Benedict, though the irony of how it was founded makes it non-traditional, has real feelings behind it, making them an ideal …show more content…

By my troth, it is no addition to her wit—nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her.” This ready acceptance of her love and willingness to love her in return show that Benedict loved Beatrice all along. Likewise, Beatrice concedes her love for Benedict after …show more content…

When Beatrice tells Hero “wooing, wedding, and repenting, is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinque pace: the first suit is hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly-modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes repentance and, with his bad legs, falls into the cinque pace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.” it shows how extremely dispassionate she is about love, viewing it as a pointless affair that, though fun at first, will only end in pain and suffering. Benedict is shown to feel the same way as well in the beginning of the play, telling Don Pedro and Claudio to “hang me [Benedict] in a bottle like a cat and shoot at me, and he that hits me, let him be clapped on the shoulder and called Adam.” This shows that Benedict would rather die than be married, feeling, like Beatrice, that love is pain. This shared displeasure of love continues even after the couple reveals their love for each other, as when Beatrice and Benedict agree that he “suffers love for her.” However, despite their instinctual disapprobation of such connubial objective, Benedict and Beatrice cannot help but to fall in love with each other and marry. Such a love, one strong enough to overcome all their previous inhibitions

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