Love in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Shakespeare is well known for presenting the full repertoire of human emotions, and love is no exception. Much Ado About Nothing is unquestionably a play about love. Shakespeare provides the audience with a whole gamut of lovers from the banal Claudio and Hero to the rebellious Beatrice and Benedick. It is this range which allows Shakespeare to critique the conventions and perceptions within his renaissance society This variance in love and lovers also serves to inform the audience of the many different faces of love, and to further the plot, for example it is Margaret's brand of free love that causes the turning point in the play. The comparisons drawn between Beatrice and Benedick's love and the superficial love of Hero and Claudio are typical of the constant contrasts that Shakespeare builds into this play, comical or otherwise.
They feel empathy towards the character and feel that the relationship is blessed with hope and romance. This is contradicted in the scene immediately after as it conveys death, violence and the unravelling of the relation ship between Romeo and Juliet. The contrast is strong and shocks the audience. We see the situation spiralling out of all control. Shakespeare uses the stage set- up to show dramatic importance.
Juliet now thinks Banishment is worse than death and is now extremely sad because she realized she can’t be with Romeo. Repetition is used in this speech to show emotion and create sadness. In order to create emotion and set a mood shakespeare uses repetition and a simile in Juliet’s speech. These devices match the theme of the play, young love, because they show the love of Juliet towards Romeo. This speech adds to the play because it adds emotions and drama.
I liked the end of the scene the most because this where Romeo and Juliet find out they are enemies. Shakespeare’s use of dramatic irony in that section creates drama because it makes the reader/audience want to know what will happen next and how Romeo and Juliet will react to this news. ‘My only love sprung from my only hate’, ‘Is she a Cap... ... middle of paper ... ...speare makes the scene tense and makes the audience want to find out what what’s going to happen next. One example is at the end of the scene when Romeo and Juliet find out they are enemies.’ My only love sprung from my only hate!’ ‘My life is in my foe’s debt’. By using the dramatic irony Shakespeare leaves you on a cliff-hanger which makes this scene even more intensifying, and more interesting than other scenes in the play.
The eventually fatal attraction between these two lovers contributes strongly to Shakespeare’s overall theme of love. The strong connection between Romeo and Juliet help to show the forcefulness of both love and fate. Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is very strong. It is fate that brings them together, or so Shakespeare portrays by showing that the characters believe this is true. When Romeo shouts “Is it even so?
It is highly tragic, for example, that the two, 'star-crossed lovers,' are from separate feuding households. As well as this, it is vastly tragic that the audience knows the fate of Juliet, as this makes the character of Lord Capulet very tragic, as we know that Juliet is his last hope. From the beginning of the first act, it is hard to determine whether or not Shakespeare meant the play to be a comedy of tragedy. However, it is my belief that the play is a clear tragedy, not least because of the language, characters and events, but because from the outset, it has been pre-empted that the play was meant to be a tragedy, not least because the play is entitled the 'Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
So, when writing the opening of "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare takes care of all these points effectively. Shakespeare's main aims in this opening are evidently to build up tension and ambience, present the reader with an atmosphere of animosity and hatred against which Romeo and Juliet's love is doomed to fail. I think that he is very successful in this. Scene 1 begins with servants from the rivalling families fighting, which seems more trivial and vaguely comical. But when some of the higher status characters enter th... ... middle of paper ... ... depressed, and what a background for young love, we think.
Shakespeare turned this subject from nothing special, to something spectacular. The objective of this essay is to show the dramatic significance of the romance and tragedy of this work of art. The play made William Shakespeare very famous in his early days as a play write. Act III Scene I of the performance, is one in which the character and plot turn around from their earlier roles. This scene contains the highest dramatic points in the entire play and they provide huge amounts of anticipation to the audience's minds in the actions following.
The play veers between love and hatred. The acts get more and more powerful until the death of the two protagonists. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are redemptive. Shakespeare is very good at using different techniques to tell their story, all while centring the theme around love and
The main, tragic theme of love and hate, which occurs throughout the play, gives the play an air of excitement and helplessness as far as any positive events happening after III.1. The fight scene and the powerful language added extra drama that the audience would have found very exciting and would have helped the audience to feel the emotions of the characters more adeptly. All in all, Shakespeare crafts III.1 very effectively to set up the pivotal point of the play where tragedy is the only way the play can go.