16 Mar. 2018
Benedick and Beatrice VS Claudio and Hero George Sand once said, “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” This quote means love is the only happiness that everyone can have. Both Benedick and Claudio’s relationship in Much Ado About Nothing shows that they both have happiness from their loved ones. Benedick and Claudio’s relationship represent realistic relationships from back then and today. In William Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, Benedick and Beatrice relationship’s represent the most realistic relationship in terms of today’s society compared to Claudio and Hero relationship because Benedick and Beatrice got to know each other before being a couple, they argue …show more content…
Claudio fell in love with Hero right when he laid his eyes upon her. Claudio claims, “In mine eye she is the sweetest lady that I ever looked on (I.i.183-184).” This example shows that Claudio fell in love with her looks, not her personality. Another reason for their unrealistic relationship is Hero fakes her death after being accused of cheating. Shakespeare wrote, “Done to death by slanderous tongues, was the Hero that here lies. Death, in guerdon of her wrongs, gives her fame which never dies. So the life that died with shame lives in death with glorious fame (V.iii.3-8).” This is unrealistic in today’s society due to the fact any other person in today’s world would not fake their own death if they were accused of being a cheater. Ultimately, Hero decided to marry Claudio after he had accused her of cheating. Claudio states, “I am your husband, if you like of me,” and in response Hero states “And when I lived, I was your other wife, and when you loved, you were my other husband (V.iv.60-63).” She shows that she is willing to accept him as her husband and she basically admits that she is still in love with him even after everything that had occured. Due to these events, Claudio and Hero has shown characteristics of a unrealistic
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This juxtaposes Claudio and Hero’s relationship is based on purely on physical looks, which are not always truthful. In an opposing manner, Benedick and Beatrice’s relationship was not started from a completely dishonest place. Over years they had built a relationship through passive aggressive remarks rather than physicality, thus ensuring that they would know each other at their core. Therefore in order to move the relationship along it only took light coaxing of the small truths to progress their love. For instance, in Act One Beatrice and Benedick’s “merry war” of arguments is viewed as a type of flirting instead of actual anger or annoyance towards each other (1.1.50-54).
Farewell, Thou pure impiety and impious purity. For thee I’ll lock up all the gates of love, And on my eyelids shall conjecture hang, To turn all beauty into thoughts of harm, And never shall it more be gracious.” This quote is important because it shows that now that Claudio has publicly shamed Hero, there’s nothing else that he needs from her. This final piece of evidence proves that Claudio and Hero’s relationship is
Only the truest love can survive the trials of the gruesome world. In William Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing, two sets of lovers attempt to brave the sea of love. Claudio and Hero’s affection quivers through their various trials. Although the play is a comedy, it also consists of solemn moments. For instance, the couple’s love is put to the test when Claudio convicts Hero of being unchaste.
Benedick spent quite a while saying that he would never get married; he even went as far to say that he would “die a bachelor,”(II.iii.25). But, after overhearing Don Pedro, Claudio and Leonato discuss Beatrice’s love for him, his perception on the idea of marriage changed, which they were quite aware of. While commenting on Benedick’s appearance, Claudio states, “I hope he be in love,”(III.ii.28) to which Benedick replied, “ I have the toothache,”(III.ii.28). It is clear that Benedick was trying to change the subject to avoid discussing his interest in Beatrice out of embarrassment for his feelings. Despite believing that Claudio, Don Pedro and Leonato do not know of his love for Beatrice, it was they who planted it in his mind that Beatrice loved him first, but they play along to make him feel
Much Ado About Nothing. This quote by Beatrice was the point when she truly fell in love with Benedick. Interestingly, this line also showed Beatrice giving away her pride, and contempt, all in all suggesting that with pride love cannot
You say This, But do That Benjamin Banneker employs techniques of imagery and irony, as well as tools of diction to enhance his idea of slavery needing to be stopped by pointing out Thomas Jefferson’s hypocrisy without attacking. Banneker employs imagery through allusions to help convince to help show how Jefferson is go against his common beliefs to a point. Banneker alludes religion by talking about “the pecular blessings” given “by their creator” (Banneker). Banneker points out how not being enslaved whether it be not being under British rule, or being an actual slave forced to work without anything in return is a gift from God. Due to Christianity being the main religion then Banneker uses to point out how Jefferson is not giving all
Do you also think that Benedick is Claudio’s foil? In the play: “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, a villain named Don John tricked Claudio by making him believe that Hero have been cheating on him which resulted in Claudio getting mad and ruining his and Hero’s wedding, accusing Hero that she was being unfaithful. After that, Hero faked her death and one of Don John’s minions admitted that he was paid to make Claudio believed things about Hero that are not true; Claudio married who was supposed to be Hero’s cousin without knowing that it was Hero that he was married to which surprised him and made him happy when it was revealed that it was Hero that he was married to. In this story, I do believe that Benedick serves as Claudio’s
Beatrice had also tried to write a poem professing her love to Benedick. They are so compatible that they had the same idea to profess their love. In Shakespearian times, the man could just choose a wife to marry, they did not have to be compatible. In a modern context, people in relationships have to be compatible, making Beatrice and Benedick an ideal
Shakespeare has a way of making his plays have a whole array of themes and perspectives to see the story from. One can argue that the main theme can usually be something along the lines of Love or Deception or even Honor. In particular, looking at Much Ado About Nothing, you can apply the same. I would argue that shakespeare chose to develop the theme of deception throughout this play. In particular, the way that Beatrice and Benedick end up falling in love is all thanks to deception.
In Much Ado About Nothing, the relationship between Benedick and Beatrice develops throughout the course of the play. As their relationship develops from hatred to friendship to romance, these characters are forced to make sacrifices in order to make room for the new love in their lives. Benedick, in particular, makes a sacrifice out of love that shows the powerful impact of love on his life. Benedick’s willingness to sacrifice his friendship with Claudio for Beatrice demonstrates the emboldening, life-changing impact that love has on a person’s values and loyalties. Benedick’s loyalties completely shift from his fellow soldiers to Beatrice after he and Beatrice profess their love for each other.
When Hero and Claudio relationship fell apart from a very ridiculous reason, Benedick and Beatrice stayed strong by each other side. Beatrice even though always believe in the independent life now she finally admits to Benedick that she loves him when she states, “As strange as the thing I know not. It wee as possible for me to say I loved nothing as well as you, but believe me not, and yet I lie not, I confess nothing, not I deny nothing. I am sorry for my cousin. ”(4,1,283-287).
we see that Claudio intended to marry Hero because of her honorable dignity and beauty but when He realizes that she not as 'honorable' as he imagined of her , he is disillusioned ; "you seem to me as Dian in her orb as chaste as is the bud ere it be blown. Yet you have more wild sensuality in your blood than Venus, on those pam'pered creatures that rage in savage sensuality", "The symbol and semblance of her glory".
In addition, they questioned whether their relationship with each other is true picture of true love where Claudio and Hero love each other, as well as Benedick and Beatrice. Shakespeare’s two couples, Claudio-Hero and Benedick-Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing are two different relationships that has express the love-hate relationship within the play. The reason why the relationship between Hero and Claudio is so “perfect” is because this is what an ideal couple people want to look like. In short, Claudio and Hero’s love story is a fairytale.
The audience may understand the concept of love and romance flowing within the characters because it was to portrayed that way but the critics would argue the fact that some of the characters like Beatrice and Benedick were made to fall in love with each other through deception. As simple as the characters were, the situations arousing in the play became more complexed as scenes passed by. What led to the trouble and chaos in the play also led to the solution in the end, when Claudio and Don Pedro were deceived into thinking by Don John that Hero was unfaithful. That very same idea also solved the problem in the end when Leonato, Hero’s father, deceived Claudio by making him believe that she is dead and that it is his duty to clear Hero’s name by reading out on her tomb and marrying the said niece who looks just like Hero. Again the plotting against own is present where the said niece turns out to be Hero and she comes back to life again.