Rumors and Dishonesty in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

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In this world rumors and dishonesty happen to be everywhere, no matter where you are. Nowaday people start rumors just to hurt and insult people’s feelings that later on lead to dramatic events. In the story “Much Ado about Nothing”, we encounter different scenes that lead to rumors and deception. One scene that we encounter is when Don John, the bastard brother spreads rumors about Hero being disloyal to Claudio and Don Pedro to corrupt Claudio’s and Hero’s relationship. Another scene that we run into is when Ursula and Hero have a talk in the garden about how Benedick has love affection towards Beatrice. Later on, these two scenes play a huge role and become dramatic elements of the story. We will encounter on how rumors and dishonesty can destroy and corrupt not just one person, but many.

Rumors can break and humiliate people’s lives. A good example of this would be when Don John was passing rumors to corrupt Claudio’s and Hero’s relationship. Don John brings out that Hero is disloyal to Don Pedro and Claudio so they would be tricked by a false statement and insult Hero in many...

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