Literary Analysis Of Much Ado About Nothing

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Much Ado About Nothing Relationship Literary Analysis Beatrice and Benedick are polar opposites and can only seem to agree on one thing, marriage. In the play, Much Ado About Nothing, two characters, Hero and Claudio fall in love, but a plan is soon made to destroy their love and the plan succeeds. In the end an unlikely couple is wed along with Hero and Claudio. In this play many themes are discussed such as romantic relationships and marriage. Beatrice and Benedick have two very similar views on how marriage should be. They view it as unnecessary and do not want marriage to be part of their lives. Shakespeare did this because he wanted to show two characters with very different lives from what was generally accepted during the Elizabethan time period. Beatrice vows to never get married, as does Benedick. Beatrice believes that any man is unworthy of her and that she is too good for any man. Even if she were to get married, she once stated, would not exist, “He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is then a man; and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him” Ⅱ,ⅰ. If Beatrice ever were to get married the perfect husband for her would not exist, she is too picky and much to judgmental. Like Beatrice in the play, Shakespeare wanted to show a character with atypical thoughts and life from what was normally accepted during the Elizabethan Era, so he created Beatrice. In the Elizabethan Era, all

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