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Much Ado About Nothing (985 words)

Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare’s many comedy plays. Much
Ado About Nothing differs from most of the other comedies in that it has
“naturalized” the romantic materials. There are not any fairy
kingdoms, as in Midsummer to help the story flow better. Even the language does
not have the quality of Shakespeare’s other writings. It is closer to ordinary
speech. William Shakespeare was very well know for his for his poetry from about
1587 up to the present date. Many of his writings are being interpreted into
movies today. Claudio, Don Pedro, Bene*censored*, Hero and Beatrice are the five
main characters in Much Ado About Nothing. Throughout this whole play everyone
in the story is trying to accomplish something without telling others all the
information. In this romantic comedy two sets of lovers share the spotlight.

Most of the plot’s action is devoted to Claudio and Hero, who eventually come
together despite the different problems. In the first part of this play,
Claudio’s best friend Don Pedro volunteers to bring Claudio to Hero’s attention,
but before he has finished Don Pedro’s brother, Don John, spreads rumors that
Don Pedro has made Hero fall for him. Claudio finds out that he was only hearing
rumors and Don Pedro brings Hero and Claudio together. Meanwhile, Beatrice and
Bene*censored* amuse the others. Tricks are played on Beatrice and Bene*censored*
so they think that they like each other. Later one of Don John’s friends
pretends to make love with Hero while Don Pedro and Claudio witness from a
hiding place. Claudio and Hero arrive at their wedding and before they are
married Claudio denounces Hero as unfaithful. Hero’s father believes this false
information and curses her. She swears to him that is untrue and the Friar gives
advice to say that Hero died of grief and, then, to hope the truth will come
out. Don John’s friend is captured and he admits to pretending to be with Hero
that night. Claudio then finds out and tells Hero’s father that he will take the
hand of his “niece” in marriage. This is where Claudio realizes his
true love for Hero. He is full of sorrow and does not think anything could
change the way he feels about Hero. He is deeply in love with her but it is too
late because he has killed her. The play ends with the return of Hero, masked as
Hero’s father’s “niece.” Hero and Claudio reunite. Bene*censored* and
Beatrice also join hands. Don John is punished in the end for all of his problem
causing. Claudio is introduced as a young lord of Florence, a soldier and a
loyal friend. He is, however, one who is easily carried away by romantic ideas
and tends to let his emotions be ruled by traditional attitudes. Shakespeare
makes it seem that there is also something of a self-seeking protective
character in his love affair. He has “love” of some sort for Hero yet
he decides this only after seeing her. He falls in love with the outside of her
and assumes that her personality is just as great as the outside. Claudio may
seem bad but he also is a very remorseful man. He is truly sorry for his error,
is willing to do anything for Hero’s father and sticks with his deal. Don Pedro,
the Prince of Arragon, is a noble, frank, genial and a well-tempered man. He can
be a bit hasty to jump to conclusions. He has been successful in putting down
the rebellion acts of his brother and has graciously pardoned him. He is not
only a lord but also a close friend to his followers Claudio and Bene*censored*.

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He obviously wishes to enjoy his stay in Messina, and his offer to help Hero
fall for Claudio seems to be encouraged by the pleasure of amusing and
challenging him to help his friend. He welcomes the opportunity to bringing Bene*censored*
and Beatrice together. This shows his love for different challenges. Bene*censored*
is a young lord of Padua. He is confused by the how he should approach Beatrice
with his feelings for her. After his friends play a trick on him and he finds
out that Beatrice likes him he falls deeply in love with her. He expresses his
love for her through a letter that Claudio steals from him and gives to
Beatrice. In the end of the story they represent ” the perfect match.”
Hero is the beautiful daughter of Leonato who is loved by


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