Examples Of Thematic Analysis Of Much Ado About Nothing
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According to his critics, the word ‘nothing’ is regarded as one of the most favourite words by Shakespeare and he uses it in innumerable ways in his plays. For example, in The Winter’s Tale when Leontes suspects his wife, Hermione’s character, he says:
“Is whispering nothing?
Is leaning cheek to cheek? is meeting noses?
Kissing with inside lip? stopping the career
Of laughing with a sigh?--a note infallible
Of breaking honesty--horsing foot on foot?
Skulking in corners? wishing clocks more swift?
Hours, minutes? noon, midnight? and all eyes
Blind with the pin and web but theirs, theirs only,
That would unseen be wicked? is this nothing?
Why, then the world and all that's in't is nothing;
The covering sky is nothing; Bohemia nothing;
My wife is nothing; nor nothing have these nothings,
If this be nothing”(I.ii.292-96).
In Much Ado About…show more content… Claudio believes in Hero’s unchaste character when he ‘notes’ the happenings of Borachio entering her chamber. Benedick and Beatrice’s love is revealed to everyone when Claudio and Hero reveal Benedick and Beatrice’s romantic sonnets addressed to each other. Here, noting is used synonymous to writings.
A constant theme in Shakespearean comedies, mistaken identity comes into play in Much Ado About Nothing as well. The confusion in Claudio and Hero’s love story is brought about by Margaret being mistaken for Hero, leading to Hero’s humiliation on her wedding day by her prospective groom, Claudio. Beatrice rambling out her dislike to Benedick about himself occurs because his identity is masked in the ball. The happy ending of Claudio and Hero is provided with a twist for the audience were instead of Beatrice, Hero’s cousin, the ‘dead’ Hero itself takes the position of the