Much Ado About Nothing By Masashimoto

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"Life is a challenge; meet it." If you were told to face your challenge, would you? How would you encounter life's challenges? Good morning, and welcome to the "Personal Growth Festival." Today I will address my speech to the topic of "challenge" and will be relating it to Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing and Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto; texts which I believe will display film and literary techniques in relation to the topic. I hope this speech will spark your thoughts with interesting and useful information. "Life is a challenge" because it could alienate us from our own society. Naruto was treated as an outcast in his society because he was the beholder of a nine-tailed fox that destroyed his village. Because of his drive to never give…show more content…
In his society, Dogberry was treated as a low-classed citizen, and it was due to his malapropism that people had forgotten his place as a highly-regarded watchman. Although his grammar was nonsensical, his pride of his occupation helped him encounter this challenge. In lines 191 to 194 of act five scene one, he used repetition in synonymous words such as "false report, untruths, slanders, belied, and unjust things;" as well as in transition words such as "moreover, secondarily, sixth and lastly, and thirdly;" to emphasise his line of arguments and the fact that Borachio and Conrade were both liars. He was still illiterate towards the end of the play, but his use of repetition displayed the development of his dialogue from going off topic, to words being used relevantly. Therefore, it is through this development that Dogberry had successfully met his…show more content…
At the end of act two, soliloquies were used to communicate his thoughts over the unexpected conversations between his friends. Benedick's soliloquy made him accept the challenge of giving Beatrice another chance at love. It was through this soliloquy that his personality developed into a very romantic and caring person. In act four scene one, Benedick's love for Beatrice was again tested. At first, he was reluctant to accept the challenge because he did not want to fight his friend Claudio; metaphorically responding with "Ha, not for the wide world." But the emotive language expressed in Beatrice's statement "You dare easier be friends with me, than fight with mine enemy" conveyed her disappointment in Benedick's decision, and anger towards Claudio. The tone used in this statement, as well as Benedick's determination to express his love for Beatrice, had driven him to accept the challenge. Although Benedick did not fulfil her request to "kill Claudio" because of Dogberry's resolution, it was evident in the final scene of the play that Beatrice had completely given her trust and love to Benedick. Therefore, through Benedick's developed perception of love, he was able to encounter his
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