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  • Much Ado About Nothing

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    William Shakespeare wrote the play the play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in approximately 1598/ 1599. The title ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ means ‘Much fuss about nothing’. This is a metaphor for the events including Hero and Claudio. One of the main issues raised is that back then and even now the fact that there is not enough of an equality and that women do not have enough self assertiveness. The way that Beatrice is represented in this play contrasts with the way that the women in Shakespeare’s time

  • Much Ado about Nothing

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    deception is used to ruin people's lives whereas benign deception is used to enhance the lives of others. Both types of deception, affect an individual’s life, happiness and relationship with other individuals. In William Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado about Nothing, Shakespeare develops the idea that deceptions do not always have to be malevolent. Deception, either intentional or not, can be used in a comic or playful effect and can affect an individual’s thoughts or feelings. It takes many forms, whether

  • Much Ado About Nothing

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    An Analysis of Much Ado About Nothing Written between 1598 and 1600 at the peak of Shakespeare's skill in writing comedic work, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's wittiest works. In this comedy, Shakespeare's drama satirizes love and human courtliness between two couples who take very different paths to reach the same goal: making the connection between inward and outward beauty. Much Ado About Nothing shows different ways of how people are attracted to one another, and how their realization

  • Much Ado About Nothing

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    William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a play involving by deception, disloyalty, trickery, eavesdropping, and hearsay. The play contains numerous examples of schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts of other characters; it is the major theme that resonates throughout the play. Ironically, it is one of these themes that bring serenity to the chaos that encompasses most of the play. 	The first example of deception we see is with the characters of Beatrice and Benedick. These two

  • Much Ado About Nothing

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    Much Ado About Nothing is a tale of two very different relationships. The relationship between Beatrice, the niece of the Governor of Messina and Benedick, a close friend of the Nobleman Don Pedro and that of a young soldier called Claudio and The Governor’s young and beautiful daughter Hero. Beatrice and Benedick show their apparent distaste for each other right from the first scene. Beatrice mocks Benedick to the Governor of Messina, claiming that she always beats him in a battle of wits and

  • Much Ado About Nothing Essay: Illusions in Much Ado About Nothing

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    Social Illusions in Much Ado About Nothing In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare presents us with a romp through the realms of truth and illusion. The play is full of characters plotting and deceiving, for both noble and repugnant reasons. It is a study in the importance and necessity of illusion in our everyday lives, and shows how deeply ingrained deception is in our social behaviors. Everybody is involved in some kind of illusion, from the masked celebration to the unveiling of Hero's "cousin

  • Analysis Of Much Ado About Nothing

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    Much Ado about Nothing, though interspersed with dark moments, is a comedy that ends with the expectation of multiple marriages. Shakespeare 's comedies usually explore the themes of love and marriage. The common characteristics of his plays include rural settings, mistaken identity and disguises, complex plots, disputes within characters, separation and reunification. Tension is usually built up around the various trials and tribulations the protagonists must overcome. In Othello, Iago wants to

  • Comparing Much Ado About Nothing

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    involves Don John, Don Pedro, and Claudio. She reads the play in relationship to antitheatrical tracts. This makes the political dimensions more apparent in the work. The play itself speaks to several different senses of social class. Although Much Ado about Nothing is a play, it mirrors the world as it was. It deals with the power being put in the hands of the "status quo" and it makes mention of the social order, especially the fear of women who want the same power as men. Howard also mentions that

  • Reputation in Much Ado About Nothing

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    false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and particularly on their destinies, as what they do”. The society of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, is very tight. It is a small town where every person in the city knows each other. The fact that they are all close knit makes it possible for an unscrupulous villain, like Don John, to take advantage of peoples reputation and views. In Much Ado About Nothing, the people of Messina find much importance in a person’s

  • Much Ado About Nothing Essay

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    William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a popular comedy. Although it has a happy ending, the characters come close to experience tragedy. On a second thought, if Hero really was to die of the shock from the wedding, then several characters in the story will hold the responsibility. Claudio, her supposed husband to be; Leonato, her religious father who cares more about his reputation; and Don John, the villain and perpetrator of the play can be blamed for killing Hero. Claudio, Hero’s appointed

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