Much Ado About Nothing Analysis

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Samantha Charleville Suzan Wilson Pre-AP ELA 09 October 2017 Much Ado About Nothing Classics Essay Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare is a classic novel in which love does not happen as it seems, and there are many themes. In a town called Messina, a man named Claudio falls for a young woman named Hero. He does not know how to get her to fall back in love with him, so Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, makes a deal with him- he will get her to fall in love with him at a masquerade, but go as Claudio and not himself so they will get married. Also at this time in the story, a young woman named Beatrice is very hard-headed. She believes she will never fall in love she never wants to in the first place. Her enemy, a man by the name of Benedick, is very similar in her thinking, and also believes love is stupid and pointless. Through a simple trick planned by Don Pedro, the two end up dancing together without knowing at a masquerade. Later in the story, Don Pedro, Claudio, and Hero create a plan to try and get the two to stop bickering and fall in love. This plan ends up working, and the two eventually make way out of their hard-headedness and declare love for each other. The theme of this story is manipulated love is not real love. This is the theme because Claudio and Hero fall in love through the manipulations of Don Pedro and others, and Benedick and Beatrice do as well, but because of this, the love is not as it seems. Claudio is a shy man in love with a beautiful
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